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

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  • Blog Post: Leveraging SharePoint for your LMS

    As schools and teachers continue to use digital assets for collaboration, homework assignments, and more, learning management systems and tools such as Moodle have grown in popularity in classrooms. ELEARNINGFORCE manages to take many of the same features and tools requested by customers and built...
  • Blog Post: The cloud without compromise…introducing Office 365 for education

    I'm excited about the announcement of Office365 for education , which represents the evolution of Live@edu, and provides a game-changing opportunity for education in cloud computing. Office 365 for education builds off of the great platform we've established with Live@edu to provide a better experience...
  • Blog Post: New technology for back to school in Ocala, Florida

    I was in Ocala, Florida recently to talk to about 500 teachers and administrators about how they can incorporate technology into their classrooms as they prepare for the upcoming school year and learn about new technology the district is rolling out. This Technology Day for Marion County Public Schools...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Accessibility Guide for Educators

    When we think about access to technology, you have to think about it holistically. It's not just access to a device, it's really access for all types of students…particularly students with learning difficulties or physical disabilities…to make sure they have equal access to learning with technology....
  • Blog Post: Good example of building an identity strategy

    Earlier this year, I blogged about the value of identity and the work Microsoft is doing with the Lake Washington School District to deploy the “Geneva” platform to provide students, parents, teachers and staff easier access to education materials and information. Since then, “Geneva”…now officially...
  • Blog Post: Using data to inform instruction

    I am catching up on sharing some video interviews with you from a recent partner event. Today’s conversation is with Alvin Crawford from Schoolnet. Schoolnet solutions take a platform approach using Microsoft technologies, primarily SharePoint Server , to build an end-to-end experience for all different...
  • Blog Post: Video of the Week: Teaching & Learning & Technology at Washington State University

    Institutions have long realized technology’s promise for impact in education is only fulfilled by a connection and integration to the core teaching and learning process….or at least that’s the hope. Here’s just one example of a thoughtful approach to bring technology solutions into the learning continuum...
  • Blog Post: Blogging in Rapid City

    Cool program in Rapid City Area Schools in South Dakota designed to help get students excited about reading and sharing their reaction in blogs. Here’s a news piece which aired on a local TV station about the project. http://www.newscenterone.tv/stories/884.aspx Rapid City Area Schools is encouraging...
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