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    Get Educated

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    We've highlighted education and Microsoft Surface a few times before. I had inquiries on Twitter and I thought it would be good to post a compilation on Surface in education. Here are some applications by Microsoft, our Microsoft Surface partners and others.

    • imageChurchend Primary School shows how teachers and students react to Surface in the classroom. There's also a great behind the scenes for developers.
    • I had a few visits with Dr. Neil (1 2 3) talking about his firms edu apps for primary and secondary school kids.
    • A paint application called Paint Touch that shows how even pre-schoolers can be engaged with Microsoft Surface.
    • Wales Education Suite is a set of applications for primary schools
    • Play together, learn together mixes fun with education
    • Surface Math shows primary school kids engaged with Surface
    • Magnification Ring has applications in education and museums
    • The Local Impact Map used by Microsoft to educate representatives of governments and NGOs on corporate social responsibility
    • History at your Fingertips is an adult focused application used at the national conventions last fall during the US presidential race
    • The Pits is used at trade shows for sales, but has great educational applicability.
    • Calculation Game by Ohio State's Computer Science & Engineering students and Geography faculty
    • This clip from Microsoft Research UK show's how magical Microsoft Surface is for primary school students. It's fun to see the kids reactions.
    • This video by Max is a music creation application, but imagine the possibilities with the objects to create educational applications linked with the physical world.
    • Neuro-rehab is focused on healthcare, but can easily be applied to education as well.

    We've had a number of higher education institutions buying Microsoft Surface as well, so if you're at college you may see curricula including Surface in markets where it's available. Education developers - don't forget that MSDN-AA has the Microsoft Surface SDK Workstation Edition for subscribers to get you started. Let me know if I've missed anything in my list above. I'll make future posts on healthcare, financial services, etc.

    Cheers.
    Eric

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    Chris Pirillo stopped by..

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    Kissing the Mirror We had the great honor of a visit from Chris Pirillo yesterday. He's a tech community hub, blogger, live-video blogger and tech expert for CNN. He's also the founder and host for Gnomedex. He and Mona stopped by to chat about the logistics of me bringing Microsoft Surface to the conference - plus we had some fun on Surface. (See photo left.)

    If you're following Chris, and aren't signed up for Gnomedex, what are you waiting for? Check out the video below to see what we have in store for attendees.


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    Educators get Microsoft Surface!

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    image The Microsoft Surface SDK Workstation Edition is now available for subscribers with the MSDN Academic Alliance!

    MSDN-AA makes it easier and less expensive for academic institutions to obtain Microsoft developer tools, platforms and servers for instructional and research purposes. Microsoft Surface's multi-touch, multi-user experience is already changing the world. Now, professors will be able to differentiate themselves and their school – building curricula on how to develop for Surface as a springboard into the future of computing. Students will be able to run the simulator on every workstation in the lab, developing with Surface for application projects. Learn more about registering for MSDN-AA.

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