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#133 Microsoft in Education posts this week

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E2 2018 Microsoft Education Singapore

Watch as Anthony Salcito and Eve Psalti announce the details for the 2018 Education Exchange (E²) event. The event will be held in Singapore on March 13 -15 and will celebrate our global community of educators and thought leaders, plus get the latest and greatest news from Microsoft Education product experts and VP of Education, Anthony Salcito.

Announcing the Microsoft Education Exchange 2018 – Microsoft EDU

We are pleased to announce this year’s Microsoft Education Exchange (E2) event will be held in Singapore, from March 13 through March 15, 2018. We chose Singapore as host country because of its highly regarded education system, quoted to be “the world’s best education system,” according to an OECD-led study. Singapore is rated first in math and science and has one of the highest literacy rates in the world. E2 2018 will be hosted in Singapore with the support of local and international governments.
Read more at https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2017/11/e2-microsoft-education-exchange-2018/#DeeAl1kiXRvgOfHI.99

Mamma Mia what a Skypeathon

Skype with Anthony Salcito

New survey shows U.S. educators increasingly turning to Skype to teach empathy and compassion – Microsoft EDU

92 percent of teachers and 84 percent of parents surveyed say it's more important than ever to teach students about compassion and cultural understanding. The survey also found that 93 percent of teachers and 89 percent of parents say that face-to-face communication via Skype in the Classroom is an effective tool to teach students empathy. Today, as we kick off our annual Skype-a-Thon around the world, we will see this in action with an estimated half a million students taking the first step to connect, to be curious and, ultimately, to open their hearts and minds.

MIEE Spotlight- Anthony Lees – UK Microsoft Educator Blog

Instead of a white board and marker pen style lesson, class content can now be combined in the form of videos, clips, projecting content on a large screen for all to see, or embedding in a OneNote for children to watch as homework. Find out more about how, as a school, Broadclyst use the Surface Pro 4 to enhance learning. Anthony has been integral in supporting his colleagues in the school to make the most of these fantastic devices by training staff on the use of OneNote Class Notebook. This has allowed the teachers to deliver class content and manage and assess pupil work easily and in more depth. This has also allowed the children to collaborate more effectively together to scaffold their Project Based Curriculum.

Is This The Windows Movie Maker Replacement You’ve Been Waiting For? – Jonathan Wylie

This year has not been a great year for multimedia software. Google ended support for YouTube’s free online video editor, and Microsoft did the same with the popular Windows Live Movie Maker. Although there are plenty of other options for both sets of users, people did get kind of attached to these video editors and not everyone is ready to pay for an alternative, (or switch to a Mac). While Google has yet to make any real attempt to replace the YouTube Editor, Microsoft has just added video editing features to the latest version of the Windows 10 Photos app. So, is this the Windows Movie Maker replacement you have been waiting for? It depends.

2017 Skype-a-Thon: Microsoft Education | Gina Ruffcorn and Paul Watkins Interview

In this clip from Season 2 of the Microsoft Innovative Expert: Spotlight Series Podcast, we speak with Gina Ruffcorn and Paul Watkins about the 2017 Skype-a-thon. Learn how you can take your students around the world today!

Microsoft Office is now available for all Chromebooks | Android Central

Microsoft Office's journey with Chrome OS has been a rocky one, but it now appears that the entire productivity suite is finally available for all Chromebooks. Thanks to relentless software updates and exciting hardware options, Chrome OS is now a realistic alternative for a desktop operating system that can be used over the likes of Windows and macOS. One of the biggest additions to Chrome OS that makes this possible is the ability to download and run Android apps, but one selection of apps that's been noticeably missing from certain Chromebooks is Microsoft Office.

Minecraft Education Edition - Classroom Examples Webinar

Thinking about using Minecraft Education Edition and want to see some practical classroom examples. Watch this free webinar with 4 teachers sharing what their students are doing in Minecraft Education Edition.