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  • Blog Post: Prototypes from Microsoft Education Labs

    Microsoft Education Labs is a sort of technology playground for the Microsoft Education Products group. They have a blog and other pages to share ideas and have discussions about ideas for technology in education for example. They also have some, well let’s call them experimental prototypes. Good software...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Free Tools for Teachers

    Every so often I do a talk on various free software tools that Microsoft has available for teachers. The other day I did one such talk at the Mass CUE conference. In preparation I made a handout that listed the resources I talked about and then a bunch more. I thought that this might be a good time to...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links 20 September 2010

    I’m happy to see that the Microsoft student website won the “Outstanding Website” award in the Education category from the Web Marketing Association. /Student as we call it is a very useful site for students to look for information about Microsoft tools, progucts, programs and special...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links 12 April 2010

    What does this say? 01000010 01100001 01110010 01100010 01101001 01100101 It says “Barbie” in Binary coded ASCII. See Barbie Goes Binary for more on the display on Computer Engineer Barbie's laptop and the design on her blouse. I wonder how many little girls will notice? Well at least we geeks...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links 29 March 2010

    In yet another example of how poorly I do at predicting what is going to be interesting and/or controversial almost no one read and absolutely no one commented on my post about companies getting involved in curriculum writing last week ( Curriculum, Companies, Cooperation and Conflict ). My asking of...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links 8 March 2010

    Well last week was another interesting week for me. I finished it off with a short trip to Houston TX for the annual HP Code Wars high school programming competition. The people at HP did an amazing job hosting some 600 student competitors on a Saturday morning. You have to hand it to the teachers and...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Microsoft Teacher Leader Training Events

    Are you an educator responsible for providing technology training to colleagues? Do you frequently lead teachers with best practices on how to integrate technology in the classroom? Then this event is for you! The Microsoft Institute now offers workshops dedicated for teachers and teacher leaders. The...
  • Blog Post: Web 2.0 and Other Educational Resources from Microsoft

    OK, this may not be the definitive index to Microsoft resources for teachers but it’s close. Something for everyone from elementary school English teachers to high school science teachers (check out the world wide telescope) to high school computer science teachers. Lots to choose from. Web 2.0 and Other...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links October 5 2009

    Today is World Teacher’s Day . On behalf on myself, thanks for all you teachers do every day. I hope your students, their parents and especially your administration appreciates you. And now a few links that I hope you will find useful and interesting . Grace Murray Hopper was a personal hero of mine...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links Labor Day 2009

    I’m not really working today. Well just this post really. For the most part I have been largely offline for Labor Day weekend. Enjoying family, sun, books, and relaxing. My wife and son start school with their students tomorrow. They’ve been doing the usual back to school teacher days last week. Their...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links Twittered July 20 2009

      Things are a little conversation focused lately on Twitter. It seems like a lot of the people I follow are teachers on summer break. So while there is a good bit of educational conversation going on there is also a lot of just people chatting. I think that is good though. I feel like I am getting...
  • Blog Post: Recent Links Twittered April 03 2009

    It seems like I have been twittering (at AlfredTwo ) a bunch of links lately. Usually these are light weight links, useful but not a big deal enough to write a blog post about. Since I know that a lot of people are not following me on Twitter (which is fine) and that a lot of people also look for things...
  • Blog Post: Teacher Tech Tuesdays January 2009

    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...
  • Blog Post: OneNote Videos on TeacherTube

    Mike Tholfsen , the OneNote Ninja , found some time to record and upload a bunch of videos about OneNote to Teacher Tube . The video he did on the OneNote 2007 Toolkit for Teachers is included in the collection. Mike is promising a bunch more that are specifically targeted at education users including...
  • Blog Post: Math In Office

    OK here is another link for you math teachers out there. Murray Sargent has a blog called Math in Office that as you might expect focuses on mathematics related features and tools with Microsoft Office. Sample interesting looking posts include: Hidden Math Features in Word 2007 Math Context...
  • Blog Post: May Posts in Review

    May was an interesting month for me in several ways. One area that I struggled with though was blogging. Perhaps it is because the school year is winding down but I could not seem to stay on a roll. Still there were a couple of posts that received a lot of traffic. XNA was big because of the Zune announcement...
  • Blog Post: Short Office Tutorials

    Community Clips is a new (well new to me) site supported by Microsoft Office Labs that lets users create, upload, and view videos of how to do things using Microsoft Office. There is even a tool one can download and install to make creating screen capture videos easily. There are all sorts of videos...
  • Blog Post: Search Commands For Office

    The Internet and blogging are wonderful things. Yesterday I blogged about a set of tools for helping people find the Office 2007 location for commands based on where they were in Office 2003. And then later in the day several people who read that post sent me links to the Search Commands add-on from...
  • Blog Post: Where On the Ribbon Is That Office Feature?

    I’ve talked to a number of teachers recently who teach the Office Suite as part of a computer applications courses lately. A good number of them are preparing to update their courses to Office 2007 for next school year. That means some preparation time over the summer. The biggest change that Office...
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