Learn why the new Microsoft Surface Tablet is Perfect Companion to your Digital Classroom | @Microsoft_Edu

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Jeff sits down with Jacqueline Russell to discuss why new Microsoft Surface Tablet is the perfect solution to your digital classroom. Jeff sits down with Jacqueline Russell to discuss why new Microsoft Surface Tablet is the perfect solution to your digital classroom.

Vernier Partners With Google, Microsoft and Education Technology Companies

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Vernier announces its recent partnerships with these top education technology-related companies

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Introducing the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert: Spotlight Series Podcast

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Microsoft Education and TeacherCast are proud to present a brand new podcast series, the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert: Spotlight Series featuring innovative educators from around the world. Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Spotlight Series Podcast.

What makes the Microsoft Education Community so special?

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The post What makes the Microsoft Education Community so special? In this episode of the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast, Jeff sits down with Pennsylvania educator, Michael Soskil (@msoskil) to discuss why YOU should participate in this years Skypeathon.

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

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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.

Microsoft Acquires Education Data Platform From Brightbytes

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Microsoft is acquiring DataSense, a data integration platform developed by the company Brightbytes. The post Microsoft Acquires Education Data Platform From Brightbytes appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Data Data Privacy Mergers and Acquisitions Microsoft

Is Microsoft Making a Comeback in Education? – SULS025

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The post Is Microsoft Making a Comeback in Education? Is Microsoft making a comeback in education? I brought Leslie to the show to answer the EdTech community’s biggest question, is Microsoft making a comeback in education? Is Microsoft making a comeback?

LIVE: Learning about Skype in the Classroom from ISTE 2015 | @Microsoft_EDU

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This year, Michael Soskil, a Microsoft Innovative Educator shared with me some of the great new features of Skype and demonstrated how he is using video conferencing in his classroom. His use of technology as a transformational learning tool has led the Pennsylvania Department of Education as well as numerous companies and non-profit organizations to laud his innovative classroom practices. ISTE iste microsoft Microsoft Education Mystery Skype skype

Microsoft replacing MinecraftEDU with new education edition

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Starting this summer, classrooms hooked on MinecraftEDU will be given the option of migrating to a new education-focused Minecraft title, recently announced by Microsoft who has acquired the rights to MinecraftEDU from Teacher Gaming , a Finnish company.

#AccessibilityFirst Call to Action: @Google @Microsoft @Apple

The Innovative Educator

Accessibility options exist with each of the big three tech companies, Google , Microsoft , Apple. Each company’s platform design places accessibility in the hands of the content creator as an afterthought.

How one tuition-free bootcamp—and major Seattle companies—are addressing tech’s gender gap

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His company was struggling to bring gender diversity to its growing team of software developers, and he wasn’t the only one: at the time, in 2013, only 15% of software developers in Washington state were female.

Three Edtech Companies Merge to Create an ‘Anthology’ of Higher-Ed Tools

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Two private equity firms are combining three education technology assets into a new company—one that its CEO jestingly likens to a “greatest hits album” of software for higher-ed institutions. Leeds retained a minority stake in all three companies.

Earnings Roundup: How Public Edtech Companies Fared Following the Outbreak

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For instance, education companies that rely on corporate customers may take a hit, as those clients look to cut costs. While COVID-19 hit at the tail end of the first quarter, some publicly traded education companies already reported an impact on their Q1 2020 earnings.

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4 New Microsoft Teams' Features to Enhance Your Remote Teaching

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With the increased demand on online education, major tech companies have upped the ante by releasing new tools with advanced features designed particularly to facilitate remote learning.

Edsby making cloud service available on Microsoft Azure

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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.

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

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Apple’s SIRI, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortona and Google’s Hey Google are all thought to be AI. Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI. THIS IS THE COMPANY.

Microsoft Buys Video-Discussion Platform Flipgrid

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A video-discussion platform originally started by a University of Minnesota professor to keep in touch with students for a course he was teaching has been purchased by tech giant Microsoft. Microsoft announced the acquisition today, though officials would not disclose the price or other details of the sale. Flipgrid had raised more than $17 million in venture funding since the company was founded in 2014.

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S.

Microsoft to spend $75M to boost computer science

eSchool News

Microsoft will invest $75 million over the next three years in initiatives to increase access to computer science education for youth. With the new investment, nonprofit organizations around the world will receive donations and resources from Microsoft.

Microsoft’s Big Bett Updates: Free VR Curriculum and Using a Pencil as a Stylus

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More than 600 exhibitors and 34,000 attendees are expected to descend on London this week for the annual Bett show , where some companies come with a barrage of updates befitting one of the biggest education technology trade shows in the world. Among them is Microsoft, whose list of announcements for Bett reads almost as long as the conference agenda. (Or Some of the updates are fairly standard for a big technology company at a big tech expo—more devices and gadgets.

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.

Pearson Sells Mixed Reality Learning Unit to a New Company, GIGXR

Edsurge

million in two companies: online bootcamp Springboard and Knowledge to Practice, a medical startup. Now, the publisher confirmed that it has spun off its Immersive Learning team, selling its assets to a new company, GIGXR , based in Venice, Calif.

Microsoft’s $75M Plan to Expand Computer Science Education

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith The company wants to reach 30,000 students across 33 states with its new computer science outreach plan. Classroom Digital Content Leadership Management STEM

Transcription and Accessibility—New Partnerships from Microsoft and Amazon

Edsurge

On April 5, Microsoft announced a partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Via Microsoft Translator , a translation service, students in classes and lectures can get automated transcriptions on their mobile and desktop devices. This is Microsoft’s first large-scale deployment of this technology to a higher-ed institution, says Xuedong Huang, a technical fellow who oversees Microsoft’s work in speech, natural language and machine translation.

Edsby and Microsoft 365 now integrate

eSchool News

Thanks to a new partnership, Edsby, a social network-inspired LMS company, now integrates with Microsoft Office 365. Edsby users can now authenticate via Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory and the OAuth2 protocol. In addition, this new integration enables Edsby users to select documents from their Microsoft OneDrive file store as teachers and students collaborate within Edsby classes and groups and as students submit work digitally to teachers for assessment.

Using Skype Video Conferencing To Connect Our Classrooms

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Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast. In this episode, Jeff sits down with Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Stacey Ryan to discuss how Skype video conferencing is being used to connect her classrooms worldwide. About Microsoft Education.

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Who Owns Digital Badges? A Company's Patent on Credential System Raises Questions

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That group of colleges, companies and nonprofits is working to build an openly licensed Open Badges platform for digital certificates that professionals and students can use to show they’ve mastered certain skills (either academic or so-called “soft skills,” like collaboration or problem solving). How, they wondered, could a company claim to have just invented something that is so well known? When the U.S.

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. Two Gaggle trainers, Amber Aplington-Johnson and Tracy Duncan, are a vital part the company’s increased professional development and training options.

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 Takes a Bite Out of BrightBytes, Acquiring Its DataSense Platform and Team

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From launching new tablets to virtual-reality curriculum , Microsoft has added plenty to its educational offerings through a series of new product updates and acquisitions over the past few years. The company’s latest deal involves something a little bit more invisible and behind the scenes, but what it calls “one of the most powerful tools we have in modern education.” DataSense traces its origins to Authentica Solutions, an education data management company founded in 2013.

Report: The Credentials People Get Are Not Always the Ones Companies Want

Edsurge

based think tank Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Boston-based analytics software company Burning Glass Technologies. “We’re Employers seek job candidates who know Microsoft and Adobe products, but don’t necessarily demand candidates be certified in those programs, according to the report. The company developed the Adobe Certified Associate credential.

Survey Says: Parents Think Tech Companies Should Help Build Kids’ Digital Skills

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As the debate about children’s screen time continues to rage , a new survey commissioned by Microsoft sheds some light on where parents stand. For one, the poll of about 1,000 parents with kids under the age of 18—conducted by public opinion and data company YouGov—found that parents have more positive feelings about their kids using tech in the classroom, as opposed to at home. The information also gets passed onto Microsoft’s engineering team.

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College and Career Ready: How to set your students up for success?

TeacherCast

Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast. Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast. About Microsoft Education. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup.

How do we teach our students Practical Entrepreneurship?

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In this episode of the Microsoft Innovative Expert Spotlight Series Podcast, we welcome MIE Expert Ole Johnny Devik on to the program to discuss how he is bring the world of business and marketing into the classroom. About Microsoft Education.

What Makes a Great Data Assessment Tool?

TeacherCast

In this episode of the Microsoft Innovative Expert Spotlight Series Podcast, we welcome MIE Expert Mick Hellgren on the program to discuss a fantastic (FREE) tool from Microsoft called Power BI. Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast.