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


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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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 edtech boosts parent engagement in schools


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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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.

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).

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.

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


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.

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.

Gale Aligns PD eBook Collections to Danielson Framework for Teaching


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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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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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.

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.

Joining the ed tech game changers at BETT 2017


From the multinational companies like Microsoft, Google, Apple, Discovery Education, Asus, Lego, or Intel, to small, single-product companies, they all made Bett the excellent conference it was.

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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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.

EquatIO adds the power of @Desmos to turn your Math Classroom into a Paperless Paradise


Much more than a replacement for pen and paper, EquatIO makes math and STEM subjects more accessible in today’s classrooms, meeting the unique needs of all learners. We sustain our growth through our partnerships with publishers and assessment companies.

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ClassLink Announces OneSync, Next-Generation Account Provisioning


OneSync serves as a hub that connects any number of data sources—including student information, finance, HR, and OneRoster® databases—to one or multiple directories, including Microsoft Active Directory, Azure/O365, and Google.

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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Why collective action is the wrong approach 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.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

Google – which maintains close ties to the think tank – was alleged to pressure New America to push out a scholar and his team after they made a series of sharp statements about the behavior of the company.

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We Might Be at the End of the Free Ed Tech Era


Unfortunately, what may be next is the same as all the other tech industries: an over reliance on the big 5 (Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon) Well, what is Imagine K12, and why do they have to do with education? Do I think all of the Imagine K12 companies will fail?

Reflections on 20 Years of Open Content: Lessons from Open Source

iterating toward openness

Confusion over the meaning of the word “free” (e.g., ‘if my company uses programs licensed as free software, does that mean I can’t charge customers?’) ’) was the original fear, uncertainty, and doubt that kept companies from engaging in this work. In early 1998, a group of advocates got together for a strategy meeting to discuss how they could advance the cause of free software. Companies are starting to ‘get it’!”

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

We finally got a chance to meet in person and present together at ISTE this year. She’s just a wonderful a global educator, and it was wonderful to meet her in person! Vickie is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE), Skype Master Teacher, and PioNear.

“I make young people aware that they are not learning for grades and for parents, but for themselves.“ – Barbara Halska, Poland

Daily Edventures

For Barbara Halska, updating her technical knowledge is one of the key benefits of participating in the Microsoft Innovative Educator program. Each student works on his or her virtual machine Hyper-V (a Microsoft program that creates virtual machines) and studies the issues related to the profession. They even created a tool to monitor safety on a company’s railroad tracks. Connect with Barbara on her Microsoft Educator Community Profile. Barbara Halska. Teacher.

Apple’s Strongest Case to Reclaim the Education Market Is Not the New iPad


That was how bubbly Apple employees, decked out in the green-and-yellow outfits that matched the colors of Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago, welcomed arrivals to the company’s highly-anticipated education event this morning. That Apple chose this selective magnet school as the site for its latest product showcase—rather than, say, the San Francisco Moscone Center or its Cupertino headquarters—reflects the company’s renewed focus on the education market. “We

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Black Box to Debut New Videowall & More at InfoComm 2018


Coalesce™ Professional Wireless Presentation and Collaboration System Coalesce™ from Black Box® combines wireless displays, video conferencing, and screen sharing technologies to encourage collaboration and increase productivity in meetings.

Mixed Reality Will Transform Learning (and Magic Leap Joins Act One)


The device is by a company called Magic Leap, and it uses a pair of goggles to project what the company calls a “lightfield” in front of the user’s face to make it look like digital elements are part of the real world. The expectation is that Magic Leap will bring digital objects in a much more vivid, dynamic and fluid way compared to other mixed-reality devices such as Microsoft’s Hololens.

A Report on the BETT Show in London


They find dozens of free seminars and keynote talks, several hundred exhibitors, and many special events outside of the official program, including seminars run by Microsoft and Google and debates hosted by Smart. WHAT’S THAT?