3 innovative ways to use Microsoft Edu in your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

The “Twitterverse” is filled with incredible ideas for using technology in our classrooms. Ed Tech Guest Blog edtech education educational technology microsoft edu onenote onenote for hyperdocs powerpointWe can find tons of resources for engaging our students with creative content in our classrooms: HyperDocs Slides for Interactive Notebooks 30 Google Classroom tips every teacher must know These are just a few from the Ditch That Textbook blog but there […].

Is Microsoft Making a Comeback in Education? – SULS025

Shake Up Learning

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?

How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

To answer this question, schools need to take into account the various challenges that parents face, including busy schedules, struggles to keep up with new technology, or even speaking a different language than the main language of instruction. Find edtech that includes parent accounts.

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5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology.

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Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. Edtech and Social Emotional Learning. SEL Observation #2: Using Cross-Age Mentoring with Technology. Even technology – computers in the classroom – can.

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Edtech News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

Education Technology News, Tools, & Updates. The ISTE Conference is famous for featuring so many incredible education technology tools, devices, apps and startups. This year’s conference was filled with so many exciting announcements by technology companies.

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Microsoft Buys Video-Discussion Platform Flipgrid

Edsurge

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. With the purchase by Microsoft, Flipgrid founders say they can take the scale of the company to a new level. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Busines

10 Edtech Tools to Try in 2018

EdTech4Beginners

The EdTech industry continues to grow with new products. These edtech products are available to educators and school administrators. Here’s a complete list of must-try Edtech Resources and Technology Tools for Teachers: BOOK CREATOR. Powered by Microsoft, you start by selecting a template, a topic, or a document you already have on your computer. This EdTech tool is so easy to use.

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Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best

EdTech Magazine

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best. However, none are more widely adopted than Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams. . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 schools can get started with using blended learning platforms.

What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers. This is what we hope will be an ongoing collection of the most effective ways to use technology in the classroom. iPad/iPad Mini, Nexus 7 , Nexus 9, Microsoft tablets (e.g., Notes Plus, Microsoft OneNote.

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Parent Questions About Edtech

Ask a Tech Teacher

I love hearing a parent’s perspective on technology in their classrooms so I reached out to efriend, Joe Peters for his thoughts. And most of all, technology has invaded the classroom in the form of equipment, tools and video educational lessons. .

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EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

Undoubtedly eye-gaze technology has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility such as those suffering paralysis or ALS. In fact eye-gaze technology is now being preferred even by students with limited mobility due to its increasing accuracy and ease-of-use.

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

Edsurge

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.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

How ideas from the Nonprofit Technology Conference can positively impact adult learning and workforce development initiatives. Interested in the latest ideas and technologies to improve adult learning and workforce development?

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

Edsurge

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. That tool is data, and it marks the focus of Microsoft’s first edtech acquisition of 2019: DataSense , a data management platform developed by Brightbytes. Of the “Big Five” technology giants, Microsoft has become the most acqui-hungry as of late in the learning and training space.

Learn How Minecraft Empowers Students and Unlocks Unlimited Creativity | @Microsoft_EDU

TeacherCast

The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. The post Learn How Minecraft Empowers Students and Unlocks Unlimited Creativity | @Microsoft_EDU appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

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

Edsurge

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 efforts to compete in this space did not start well.

Microsoft Unveils New Tech to Create Personalized, Immersive Education

EdTech Magazine

Microsoft Unveils New Tech to Create Personalized, Immersive Education. Thanks to the latest Microsoft updates, creating an innovative learning environment has now gotten easier. Earlier this month on its education blog , Microsoft unveiled a number of new products and services to assist educators in creating more personalized experiences and immersive lessons. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!

Students Use Microsoft Azure to Create Award-Winning Projects

EdTech Magazine

Students Use Microsoft Azure to Create Award-Winning Projects. My electrical and computer engineering students from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, finally received exposure for their work on the PROGNOSIS project when they placed at the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015 World Finals. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Azure Offers Flexibility for Educational Technology.

The BBC Microbit and other UK Edtech News #bett

The CoolCatTeacher

With BETT kicking up this week in the UK, learn the UK edtech news from teacher Mark Martin. From tools that he’s excited about, to the new Computer Science curriculum in the UK, Mark shares his views on edtech. Essential Questions: The BBC Microbit and other UK Edtech News.

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Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve been quite blessed to travel to over 20 countries and help teachers integrate technology even in places with very little funding. Often, we are not fortunate to work in schools that provide us with the budget to get the technology we want. The proceeds can go towards getting computers, laptops, tablets, better wifi, a technology cart, or other digital tools. Ways to Get Technology for Your Classes from Shelly Terrell.

Buncee and Immersive Reader: A Winning Combination for Assistive Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Now, Buncee’s recent integration with Microsoft’s Immersive Reader makes the platform even more accessible for students of diverse ages, backgrounds, and abilities to learn 21st-Century Skills and express themselves. Buncee digital learning edtech Immersive Reader Microsoft

10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Neo LMS

Thanks to — or because of — technology change happens at a faster rate than ever before, and education makes no exception. Edtech is always changing. Edtech trends come and go. Top 10 edtech people to watch in 2018. You know the saying “The only constant is change”.

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Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve been quite blessed to travel to over 20 countries and help teachers integrate technology even in places with very little funding. Often, we are not fortunate to work in schools that provide us with the budget to get the technology we want. The proceeds can go towards getting computers, laptops, tablets, better wifi, a technology cart, or other digital tools. Ways to Get Technology for Your Classes from Shelly Terrell.

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

Edsurge

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. More on how Apple, Google and Microsoft are growing their K-12 presence: A Timeline of Google Classroom’s March to Replace Learning Management Systems. To Re-Capture the Education Market, Microsoft Aims to Offer a Compelling Alternative to Google’s Chromebook.

Students Use Microsoft Azure to Create Award-Winning Projects

EdTech Magazine

Students Use Microsoft Azure to Create Award-Winning Projects. My electrical and computer engineering students from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, finally received exposure for their work on the PROGNOSIS project when they placed at the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015 World Finals. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Azure Offers Flexibility for Educational Technology.

Apple, Google, & Microsoft. Oh My! Which is Best for Your School?

techlearning

This week the #NYCSchoolsTech Team brought innovative educators a chance to hear directly from “The Big Three: Apple, Google, and Microsoft” (listed alphabetically). C) Microsoft school. TL Advisor Blog Devices edtech LMS

Blending in Technology Boosts K–12 Instruction

EdTech Magazine

Blending in Technology Boosts K–12 Instruction. Technology is an ideal vehicle for teachers to better blend classroom instruction with learning opportunities occuring outside of the traditional school day — and outside of the brick-and-mortar school building. .

FETC 2018: Maximizing Microsoft Azure Boosted Education in Tennessee

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2018: Maximizing Microsoft Azure Boosted Education in Tennessee. Lloyd and other state officials turned to digital tools and the backbone of Microsoft Azure to help turn the state’s education around. 25 at the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, Fla.

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

techlearning

Microsoft just isn't innovative natively. There are a couple of things Microsoft does have going for it though. With Google’s instance to keep the Gmail experience somewhat the same, Microsoft had been able to iterate in how messages are received and dealt with a little faster.

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. Edtech developers should take note.

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The Missing Tech Giant in Education Technology

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. Is Amazon a sleeping giant of edtech? As someone who lives in Seattle and has both worked in education technology as an executive and analyst, and observed the tech sector as a columnist, Amazon is inescapable. Having AFE associated with edtech is not a bad thing.

What’s Your Edtech Business Plan Worth?

Edsurge

For the past decade, the most esteemed business plan competition for edtech entrepreneurs has been held by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and sponsored by Milken Family Foundation. Since its debut in 2010, the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) has awarded about $1 million to edtech entrepreneurs. Here’s why he believes edtech entrepreneurs will win from taking part in the EBPC competition.

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From Mixed Reality to New Minecraft and OS, Microsoft Unleashes a Flurry of EDU Upgrades

Edsurge

For several weeks, Microsoft mercilessly drummed up hype over its May 2 #MicrosoftEDU event in New York City. The company sent teasers to every major press outlet, yet kept mum on specific details, leading to endless speculation over what the technology giant had up its sleeves. How can technology create more opportunity, not for a few but for all? Microsoft representatives confirm that Teams fully integrates with the Classrooms platform.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

Edsurge

And we’re filing stories that capture the essence of the edtech industry in 2018. But the edtech industry has hit some bumps along the way, wrestling with collateral concerns from the public spotlight over data privacy and security. A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works). What Happens to Student Data Privacy When Chinese Firms Acquire US Edtech Companies? Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

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