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  • Blog Post: 10 Ways To Start Using Skype In The Classroom - Edudemic

    Using Skype in the classroom shouldn't be a daunting task. In fact, it's a simple and effective education tool that not enough students get to try out! http://edudemic.com/2013/03/10-ways-to-start-using-skype-in-the-classroom/
  • Blog Post: TeachTec's Tools for Schools

    Our US Partners in Learning team has put together a resource that can help with finding all of the free applications, tools and websites that we share with educators around the country. It’s called TeachTec’sTools for Schools and it lists over 100 free Microsoft Education specific resources...
  • Blog Post: Be What's Next in Teaching & eLearning Webinar 10/26 1PM

    Education is more than students sitting in a classroom. Online content is supplementing printed textbooks. WiFi hotspots are replacing classrooms. Libraries are going online. The expansion in Internet connectivity and the use of PCs and other mobile devices at home and in schools has transformed learning...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Accessibility: Technology for Everyone

    Accessibility is a hot topic these days. Microsoft is a industry leader in providing accessible technology. Check out this Educause webcast. "Our vision is to create innovative technology that is accessible to everyone and that adapts to each person's needs. Accessible technology eliminates barriers...
  • Blog Post: New SharePoint 2010 templates for Class and Study Group

    These templates are super cool: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/Blogs/GetThePoint/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=481 Teachers at your school can use the class site template to: Add class assignments like homework, quizzes, and exams Add new course materials like study guides and a course syllabus...
  • Blog Post: Webinar - Improve and Extend Alumni Managment and Fundraising

    Webinar - Improving and Extending Alumni Management and Fundraising with StratusLIVE and Aspect CommunityOne Register — June 21, 2011 10:00 AM CDT Donor relationship management and fundraising are the lifeblood of most academic institutions. In an environment of decreased endowment value...
  • Blog Post: Live@Edu support for accessibility

    I've been fielding lots of questions on accessibility lately. In short, pick Live@Edu and Office 365 for Education to provide an accessable collaboration solution and limit litigation risk. For more than 20 years, Microsoft has been investing in platform technologies and product features that empower...
  • Blog Post: LiveMeeting - Managing Student Success with Aspect and CommunityOne 3/15

    Continuing Education Webinar Series Webinar - Managing Student Success with Aspect and CommunityOne Register — March 15, 2011, 10:30 - 11:30 AM CST Helping students succeed is the most important job for any college or university. This begins with building a strong student profile that can...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 for Education LiveMeeting 3/23

    In beta testing and launching soon, Microsoft Office 365 for Education provides your institution with the same great communication and collaboration experiences used in enterprises around the world while saving time and money. Office 365 includes f ree full-featured Exchange Online email services for...
  • Blog Post: OneNote webcast from an educator's perspective

    Sonja Delafosse delivered a fantastic presentation on how the Lake Washington School District adopted and uses OneNote. She provides great tips and suggestions for training educators and ideas around how to use OneNote in the classroom and beyond. If you didn’t have a chance to join us, you...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Math 4.0 is out

    Download this free graphing calculator for your PC Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 provides step-by-step instructions and visual ways to explain complex problems for a better understanding of fundamental concepts in pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, and calculus. From basic math...
  • Blog Post: 7th annual Windows Hied Conference 4/4-4/6 - Consider yourself invited

    Working in conjunction with Windows-Hied listsrv representatives, Microsoft Education is pleased to host the 7 th Windows Hied Conference at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA, April 4 th - 6 th , 201 1 . Conference Goals As has always been the case for this event, it is NOT a sales or marketing...
  • Blog Post: Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

    Nelson Mandela once said that “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Education is the core focus of any country’s national agenda to drive student achievement and global competitiveness. This week, we’ll participate in BETT, an education...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2011

    This year Michelle Obama announced the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finals being held in the US for the first time ever and in October President Obama recognized winners in some Imagine Cup categories at the White House. We would love to see your high school representing the US in Imagine Cup World Finals...
  • Blog Post: InterroBang Launch this week

    InterroBang?! is a game where you get to have fun with problems. Students complete real-world missions with deeds that can win prizes, improve problem solving skills, and connect them with others to do things that just might change the world. Students across the country are playing this fun, socially...
  • Blog Post: Education technology briefing in Boston 2/8/2011

    We invite you to Join us for a Full Day Technology Briefing Join us for a full day education technology briefing. We will present several sessions focusing on Microsoft solutions for Education, share best practices and provide you with demonstrations – topics will include: - How to Increase...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft K-12 Technology Forum 12/3 Cambridge

    Please join the Microsoft Education Team on December 3, from 10am to 2pm (and optional 2pm session), at our Cambridge office, as we discuss a number of resources that will save you time and money and help make teaching and learning more effective. Free collaboration and project/group learning tools...
  • Blog Post: Live @ Edu Deployment Guide

    Here's a great resouce from the guys in the UK for deploying Live @ Edu. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukliveatedu/archive/2010/06/29/live-edu-implementation-guide.aspx
  • Blog Post: Education Tools and resources from Microsoft

    This is a nice doc one my my peers created. it provides a summary of some of the tools and programs from Microsoft related to Education. tinyurl.com/schooltools
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Education Technology (Kodu) featured in NYT

    This week’s New York Times magazine includes an article on Microsoft’s Kodu visual programming language: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/magazine/19Essays-kodu-t.html?_r=1&ref=magazine It doesn’t make it clear that it’s a free download for PC, as well as a $5 indie game on Xbox. ...
  • Blog Post: Interactive Classroom released

    The Interactive Classroom add-in for PowerPoint and OneNote is now available for download as of last week: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=D93F4CB5-E2BB-4543-A3BB-CD6A8ECB42CC&displaylang=en Microsoft Interactive Classroom helps interaction and collaboration between...
  • Blog Post: Make your PowerPoint presentations interactive - Download Mouse Mischief today!

    Today we are making available for download a new free add-in for PowerPoint that enables multiple students to interact with a PowerPoint presentation using just a mouse. It is called Mouse Mischief . Mouse Mischief is a solution that lets teachers create interactive presentations making classroom...
  • Blog Post: Appointlink Course Evaluation for SharePoint

    Appointlink has been doing some cool stuff customizing SharePoint for a while. Check out thier new course evaluation component. The SharePoint Online Course Evaluation Component was designed to improve the current process to generate Instructor and Course Evaluation reports for each semester. This...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Users Group for Education

    The SharePoint Users Group for Education continues to gain momentum. This is a user group run by the users, we simply sponsor it. Topics range from technical to end user Users in past meetings have shared the following: · SharePoint deployment over a large geography-UNT · Training tips...
  • Blog Post: Live @ Edu webcast for K-12 5/11/2010

    I wanted to drop you a quick note to direct you at a K-12 Live@edu webcast we will present on May 11 th 2010. The Live@edu program is going from strength to strength right now. Check out some of our customer stories: Coos Bay (OR) , Marion County Public Schools (FL) , and Kalani High School (HI) . ...
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