LIVE: Access All Of Your Files On All Of Your Devices Using @Microsoft_EDU OneNote | @MSOneNote

TeacherCast

Thought the last 6 months, I have had the privilege of working closely with Microsoft Education to create some pretty awesome podcasts and promotional videos. Microsoft Education. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Back in the 80s Tim Berners-Lee was launching the World Wide Web, Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates had become the wealthiest person in the world, and Mark Zuckerberg was busy being born. SnapChat has a ways to go to meet the needs of their disabled users.

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Edsby making cloud service available on Microsoft Azure

eSchool News

In Canada, Microsoft Corp. By utilizing Microsoft’s global network of Azure data centers, we can streamline how we provide Edsby in multiple regions around the world. Forthcoming cloud service from Edsby will build on earlier integration work.

6 Cutting Edge EdTech Companies to Keep An Eye Out For This Year at the ISTE Conference!

TeacherCast

This year, I had the opportunity to work with so many great educational technology companies on the podcast and I'm excited to have the opportunity to walk the vendor floor and meet everyone to say THANK YOU for being a part of the TeacherCast podcasting family.

Microsoft Exec. Challenges Publishers to Change, as Students’ Use of Technology Shifts

Marketplace K-12

” In his role, Salcito meets with education leaders around the world, and when the pace of change comes up, he hears a common refrain. Microsoft is preparing to launch its MinecraftEDU for schools this fall, Salcito said. The company acquired the popular game earlier this year.

Gaggle adds Google and Microsoft trainings for PD

eSchool News

Gaggle adds Google and Microsoft training options; trainers obtain certifications to help educators use leading technology. Schools or districts using Google Apps for Education or Office 365 can receive onsite or webinar training to meet their specific needs.

21 AWESOME EdTech Companies To Connect With At ISTE | #ISTE15 #ISTE2015

TeacherCast

With hundreds of venders and more than 20,000 educators in attendance the question always comes up… “Who Should I meet at ISTE?” ” TeacherCast is proud to announce the ISTE2015 EdTech Companies that are a MUST to meet up with during the conference this year.

Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

Given the drawbacks of tablets and Chromebooks, I was quite excited when Microsoft came out with its Surface line a few years ago. In full disclosure, I recently received a Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft.). If we evaluate the Surface using the theory of interdependence and modularity , Microsoft’s strategy with the Surface seems quite smart. When technologies are new, they often underperform at meeting customers’ needs.

iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4: First Impressions on the Tablets That May Replace Your Laptop

Reading By Example

First stops: The Microsoft and Apple stores. My interest in this technology stems from the promise both companies make: This is the tablet that will replace your laptop. Finding Microsoft Word on the Surface Pro proved to be more challenging, although not too difficult.

20,000 Teachers at the @ISTE Conference catch #FLIPGRIDFever at the @MicrosoftEDU Booth

TeacherCast

The big news at the ISTE Conference this year was the announcement that Microsoft acquired the educational video company Flipgrid in a move that had everyone in Chicago buzzing with #FlipgridFever! for Microsoft.

Coda - free online doc system that you can build apps with

Educational Technology Guy

Coda , a low-code platform for building and automating business processes has a CEO who is very passionate about effective meetings. He has run meetings at various companies including Microsoft and YouTube. Meetings are notorious for being time wasters and non-functional.

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Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Integrate, or outsource?

The Christensen Institute

I remember inhaling the fumes and hearing the sound of loud generators in our neighborhood whenever the national electricity company would cut the power supply. The electricity company did not have the capability to generate or distribute enough power to meet the needs of the country.

How to create effective personalized learning professional development

The Christensen Institute

No one company had enough scale across PC components to make a complete touch screen device, so companies like HP and Lenovo worked on the overall hardware architecture; Microsoft made the operating system; and a host of other companies supplied the central processors, hard drives, etc.

New Certification Rewards Education Products Backed by Research

Edsurge

And earlier this month, the nonprofit announced that 13 education companies had become the first to earn the distinction. Last fall, Digital Promise invited about 100 companies to participate in beta testing. Then the company did “a bit of retrofitting as the product developed.”

Strengthening connections between home and school can make a world of difference for students

The Christensen Institute

This is also why Microsoft, ostensibly a software company, started developing the hardware for tablets. It couldn’t design an exceptional next-gen computing experience by relying on other companies to figure out the hardware side.

Unified Classroom Makes a Teacher’s Life Easier #iste17 @MyPowerSchool

The CoolCatTeacher

You will also want to come by PowerSchool’s Classroom of the Future in 207A where they will be giving away Apple Watches, Microsoft Surfaces and Amazon Echoes. Come by the PowerSchool booth 2918 to meet me in person.

A new way of helping students pay for college: Give them corporate jobs

The Hechinger Report

A call center near the University of Utah where students can make money and get help with their tuition by working for Microsoft and Discover. The companies get reliable employees and prospective hires while universities can promise students help with keeping their loan debt low.

First EduJedi Training Orientation Video is Now Available to Every Educator

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel’s EduJedi Leadership Society is an existing community of over 1,000 Schools and Districts that annually attend Digital Discussions meetings, as well as more than 215,000 U.S.

Bankers, Buyers and Warriors: Reporter’s Notebook From the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

Edsurge

Nearly a dozen entrepreneurs we talked to said they each received upwards of 20 emails from investment banking groups, inviting them to meetings in private suites. Almost all of the PreK to 12 programming clustered in the Little America hotel, while the post-secondary, workforce training and company suites clustered in the more opulent Grand America across the street. Take Blackboard , which has bought 15 companies since 2014. Bankers, lawyers, researchers and policymakers.

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The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

Meeting this year’s students “where they are” is going to look different than it did for last year’s class. Don’t be the company that rests on its performance in the classroom from the year before. Barrier to entry is critically important as a K-12 teacher or an EdTech company.

How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

For example, during a parent-teacher meeting, you can set up a session in which to explain which tools you plan to use for the entire school year and what are the benefits for students. And edtech companies have taken notice of this trend. Being a parent* is hard work.

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How an Ed-Tech Startup Can Rise Above the Noise at ISTE

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

to share ideas, meet new people and see old friends. As a small company it’s hard to be heard over the noise (and the smell of popcorn). This year we didn’t exhibit at ISTE, but I attended the event to hold meetings and scope out the landscape.

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Podcasting How To’s and Tips with Jeff Bradbury and Vicki Davis

The CoolCatTeacher

We’ve been doing this for seven years now, and it’s been a great opportunity to not only meet people but have people on the show and share their stories. When the power goes out, you’re the last people that the power company comes to.

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bulb Digital Portfolios Gives Premium Accounts To All Teachers!

TeacherCast

This year at ISTE I had the opportunity to meet and get to know a great company called bulb. Establish professional learning plans to meet goals and standards. “A [link]. Are you looking to bring Digital Portfolios into your classroom this year?

The push for “free” universal education in Africa often falls short—here’s a better way

The Christensen Institute

These schools compete for hard earned dollars from parents and are therefore highly incentivized to create education solutions that meet parents expectations (in contrast, funding for universal education programs often isn’t based on learning outcomes).

Impatient with universities’ slow pace of change, employers go around them

The Hechinger Report

Microsoft employees in Redmond, Washington. With a huge shortage of college graduates in data and computer science, tech companies are taking matters into their own hands and providing education directly to prospective tech workers.

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Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

It’s a global collaboration project, where teachers can sign up and be part of a 5-week project, meet with one another via Skype, and investigate the whole idea of literacy/illiteracy and how that is different around the world. So I met up with teachers through the Microsoft Educator Program.

Google Maps vs. Apple Maps—important lessons for edtech

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, Michael Horn used the theory of modularity and interdependence to explain why Google’s Chromebooks are stealing market share in K–12 education device sales from Apple and Microsoft.

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Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

She also uses this for professional development for teachers when she’s preparing to meet them on-site. It could be Google Classroom, it could be Schoology, it could be Blackboard, it could also be Microsoft OneNote.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

At the heart of formative assessment is the underlying goal of meeting students where they are in their learning,” notes an anonymous study from Digital Promise. Microsoft Forms is flexible enough to support formative assessments of an entire grade.

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Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

Besides thousands of K-12 schools, users include the State University of New York, Microsoft and the Open University, and the London School of Economics. Adobe Connect to provide online meetings within Moodle for teachers, administrators, and even students.

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Gale Aligns PD eBook Collections to Danielson Framework for Teaching

techlearning

Gale, a Cengage company, has aligned its PD eBook collections on GVRL with The Danielson Framework for Teaching. Collaborate: use G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools to save, share and download content, including highlights and notes.

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Why collaboration is a bad idea for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

No one company had enough scale across PC components to make a complete touch screen device, so companies like HP and Lenovo worked on the overall hardware architecture; Microsoft made the operating system; and a host of other companies supplied the central processors, hard drives, etc. Only by doing this, can innovators gain the degrees of freedom they need to tinker with the interdependent components of a solution to meet customers’ expectations.

Why Your School Should Stick to Core Principles Instead of Market Trends

EdNews Daily

It could be argued that both ridesharing app companies are popular not only because of the technology that drives them, but because they were launched at the right time. In K-12, every year looks different because you’re trying to meet students’ needs in a different way.

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6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation

EdNews Daily

Meeting with business leaders and entrepreneurs. Meeting with business leaders and entrepreneurs are excellent ways for students to build new relationships and potentially find life-long mentors. He has worked with Microsoft, Facebook, and Google all before the age of 24.