The Teacher Tech Tuesday program (last blogged about here) is dedicated to helping teachers and academic administrators get more out of Microsoft products. The goal is to help bring technology in to classrooms as a tool to teach other subject and not just to teach technology for the sake of technology. I just received the schedule for Teach Tech Tuesdays for January 2009 and they look interesting. Podcasting in history class, getting more dynamic content using MS Office, increasing collaboration using OneNote and using Microsoft Math in math classes. And if you need more incentive there are special offers for each program. Yeah, free, is a good price. :-)
More information below:
Explore podcasting and Zune with 8th grade history teacher
Learn how to enhance your curriculum with podcasting. A teacher will share how he uses audio to help students study and reach students with learning disabilities.
Presenter: Eric Langhorst—Teacher, South Valley Junior High School, Liberty, Missouri
One 120GB Zune to be given away!
Leveraging Learning Essentials with Microsoft Office 2007
Learn how to create dynamic content for your classroom by integrating Learning Essentials 2.0 — a free companion product for Microsoft Office 2007.
Presenter: Donnie Hall—Microsoft Solution Specialist
30 copies of Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate given away for FREE
Get connected and collaborate in your Classroom with Office OneNote
Learn how to organize class materials and create a collaborative environment.
Presenter: Tony Franklin—Microsoft Solutions Specialist
All attendees to the LIVE event will receive a free copy of Microsoft Office OneNote 2007
Boost your confidence in the classroom with Microsoft Student and Microsoft Math
Walk through a number of features included in Microsoft Student and Microsoft Math that connect your students to the information they need.
All attendees to the LIVE event will receive a free copy of Microsoft Student
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