Education Insights

Education news, trends, and highlights by Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: More fun and learning with Ribbon Hero 2

    One of my favorite things that Microsoft has created is Ribbon Hero . This free download and tool provides a game-like environment for students and teachers, and really anyone, to get more comfortable with the features and resources within Microsoft Office…and especially learn how to navigate...
  • Blog Post: Why Office 2010 is cool for school

    If you haven’t checked out Office 2010 by now, you really should play with it yourself to see how it can change teaching and learning and enable students and staff to be more productive and collaborative. Download the free trial here . Here is my top 5 list of what I think is cool for education...
  • Blog Post: Conversation about integrating gaming into learning

    Being a gamer myself…and someone who not only grew up with video games and seen the emergence of games mirroring the emergence of technology…I understand the culture and the environment, and certainly the potential games can have to inspire students and get kids more integrated with learning. One...
  • Blog Post: Ribbon Hero: Game-based learning for Office

    I love this new add-in for Office 2007 and Office 2010! This week Microsoft released a new concept test prototype for Office called Ribbon Hero . Ribbon Hero explores a new approach to Office training that’s designed to deliver a fun, engaging experience to help people explore the features available...
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