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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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” TeacherCast is proud to announce the ISTE2015 EdTech Companies that are a MUST to meet up with during the conference this year. Do you know edtech companies that didn’t make this list? Tuesday 1-5: Microsoft EDU Booth 2800.

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.

As Google steals its education thunder, what can Microsoft do?

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Whereas Microsoft played the role of disruptor the first time around, in this chapter, Google is disrupting Microsoft and threatening to drive it out of most U.S. These products were plug-compatible with Microsoft’s DOS operating system, thanks to a well-defined interface, and customers took notice. Apple could have decided to modularize its design and sell its operating system for other computer assemblers to use to thwart the rise of Microsoft’s Windows.

Transcription and Accessibility—New Partnerships from Microsoft and Amazon

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

Microsoft’s Surface Go takes a shot at the multibillion-dollar education market

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Microsoft (MSFT) is making a bid for the $17.7 billion education market with a new low-cost Surface device that the company hopes can win back consumers who have switched to inexpensive Google (GOOG, GOOGL) Chromebooks. The Surface Go, which hits the market August 2 for $399, is the smallest and least expensive product in Microsoft’s stable of Surface offerings. Uncategorized ed tech products Microsoft Surface pro

What Makes a Great Data Assessment Tool?

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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.

How can we use Office 365 for Professional Development in our schools?

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Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast. About Microsoft Education. Its best-known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer web browser.

How Can We Use Technology To Raise The Bar in Special Education classrooms?

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.

CDI Receives Award from Microsoft for Deploying More than 1 Million OS Licenses

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Chicago IL – July 25, 2018 – CDI Computer Dealers , a leading provider of technology to schools, has earned an award from Microsoft for deploying more than 1 million OS licenses in North America. CDI has been a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher since 2010.

Tech Coaches: How can we create a safe learning environment for our struggling learners?

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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.

Keeping Professional Development Fun and Exciting for your Teachers

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Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast. About Microsoft Education. Its best-known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer web browser.

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market

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It’s terribly confusing, but perhaps no coincidence, that three of the world’s most prominent consumer technology companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft—each boast a “Classroom” tool aimed at K-12 educators and students. Since then, the company has kept a steady rhythm of new features including new features like email summaries for guardians, polling capabilities , and easier data transition for graduates. Microsoft Microsoft Classroom. Microsoft.

Microsoft Hopes to Revive Its Education Tablet Efforts With the New $399 Surface Go

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But through an ongoing series of product launches and acquisitions, Microsoft has been making its case to be the dark horse in the race. based company continued its streak of education announcements with the launch of the Surface Go , a version of the hybrid tablet that Microsoft aims to sell to schools. pounds, the Surface Go is the latest addition to a growing portfolio of education devices from Microsoft. Microsoft’s attention to education has not gone unnoticed.

Microsoft to spend $75M to boost computer science

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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.

Chalkup, a Class Collaboration Tool, Will Close Shop and Become Part of Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft has acquired what it calls an “exclusive licensing” to the technology used in Chalkup , a collaboration platform where teachers can organize, annotate, share and grade digital coursework with students. The deal has all the trappings of a company acquisition, even if that’s not how Microsoft chooses to describe it. A company spokesperson confirmed that there was money exchanged between the two parties, although she declined to disclose how much.

K-12 Dealmaking: ParentPowered Raises $2.65 Million, Microsoft Partners With PowerSchool

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Companies including a text messaging app and a provider of STEM tools for teachers raised funding. Also, educational games provider Jumpstart acquired online math program Sokikom, and Microsoft and PowerSchool unveiled a new partnership. Million, Microsoft Partners With PowerSchool appeared first on Market Brief. The post K-12 Dealmaking: ParentPowered Raises $2.65

K-12 Dealmaking: VIPKID Raises $500 Million; Microsoft Acquires Flipgrid

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Chinese English language education company VIPKID raised $500 million. Also, Microsoft acquired classroom video platform Flipgrid. The post K-12 Dealmaking: VIPKID Raises $500 Million; Microsoft Acquires Flipgrid appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Educational Technology/Ed-Tech International / Global Markets Investment / Venture Capital K-12 Dealmaking Mergers and Acquisitions Online / Virtual Learning

The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft

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With that, I think it's worth taking a look at where each of the three big companies stands in regards to Ed. Microsoft just isn't innovative natively. There are a couple of things Microsoft does have going for it though. In my opinion, Microsoft Edu is the safe choice.

Edsby and Microsoft 365 now integrate

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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.

Microsoft adds new features to Office 365 Education

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Microsoft has added a couple of new features to its Office 365 Education portfolio of products for students and teachers. In April, the company released Microsoft Classroom, which provides course management operations for teachers. Uncategorized classroom technology edtech trends educational software Microsoft Classroom School Data Sync software for schools