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The stores are chock-full of school supplies, buses are back on their routes, and anticipation is in the air: it's back-to-school time again. And while parents and students are doing their part to be school-ready, teachers have been working behind-the-scenes to prepare for perhaps the most important job there is: educating our next generation.
With the first day of September now upon us, the start of the new academic year is just around the corner. It's an exciting time for all concerned, with the curriculum and course materials all planned out, but some teachers may still be searching for that extra special something to help bring the subject matter to life and engage the students more deeply in the learning process.
We have reached the point in our Windows 10 video tutorial series at which we take closer look at Microsoft Edge, the powerful new browser in Windows 10. Learn how to search using the address bar, annotate directly onto websites with your pen, improve your online reading experience with reading view, and how to access features using the Hub.
For students and parents all over the UK, A-level results day is one of the most important moments in the calendar year. Over 450,000 students have been accepted to university or colleges so far this year, and results day in particular causes a huge spike in traffic to the UCAS website. It’s therefore vital that technology plays its part at a time which is already stressful for a lot of young people.
Consistency of experience is crucial within education. Ensuring that everyone within a class – including the teacher – is getting the same experience when using apps and software is vital to the smooth running of lessons, allowing everyone to progress with projects and work collaboratively.
Every year Microsoft holds the Hackathon event, bringing together employees from all areas of the company to create, innovate and hack. This year's Grand Prize was awarded within Education, and was built around OneNote, an Office 365 application hugely popular with students and teachers alike.
Over the last couple of weeks we've been taking a closer look at the some of the ways educators can use Office Mix to add an extra layer of interactive content to their PowerPoint presentation, both in the classroom and for when students are accessing course materials remotely during periods of personal study.
Continuing our look at the Windows 10 tutorial videos from the Microsoft in Education YouTube Channel, the third part of the series looks at the ways in which you can access the Settings menu within Windows 10.
Microsoft Surface is aiming to inspire and challenge students as they showcase all the possibilities available to them when they leave school. Partnering with influencers who have recently embarked on careers of their own, we hope to inspire teenagers to understand the options available and their potential to #DoAnything.