Microsoft in Education Infographic
When it comes to unlocking potential, there are many keys. At Microsoft, they understand that the real value of technology lies in the skills it builds, the opportunities it creates, and the horizons it broadens. That’s why they are empowering the education community with a wide range of products, services, and programmes that help transform learning and make it more accessible.
At Microsoft they believe that:
- Technology can accelerate insight and impact
- Immersive learning experiences deliver improved outcomes
- Communities of committed participants, collaborating effectively, are essential to advancing education
The Microsoft in Education Infographic highlights some of the areas within education where there are Microsoft products, services or resources that can be utilised by teachers and students alike, in order to enhance and add value to experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.
Professional development for educators
Take advantage of a rich set of professional development resources from Microsoft. You’ll be better prepared to equip learners with the skills they need for a career and life in the 21st century.
Microsoft Educator Network
Join the Microsoft Educator Network to access free tools, tutorials, and learning activities for the classroom. Become part of the global Microsoft community as a:
- Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert
- Microsoft Showcase School
- Microsoft Teacher Trainer
Learn more at www.pil-network.com.
Transform the classroom
Discover exciting new ways to teach, accelerate learning, and deliver better pupil outcomes with an innovative, technology-based classroom.
From playing videos to typing up notes in OneNote, Windows 8 is packed with the functionality pupils need. Available from a range of manufacturers at a range of price points, pupils can choose the Microsoft device that’s right for them.
See the Windows Store for a growing range of apps for education, and give pupils tools to learn. Apps include:
Get the apps at aka.ms/Apps4Edu
Skype in the Classroom
Welcome to the world’s biggest classroom. Skype in the Classroom connects educators and experts to l earners everywhere. Sign up today at https://education.skype.com
DreamSpark offers pro-level developer and designer tools. Educators can also access top-notch resources to ensure their classrooms always have the latest technologies to challenge, motivate, and keep learners engaged in new ways. Get started at www.dreamspark.com
Power BI for Office 365 is a collection of features and services to create compelling content, share your discoveries, and collaborate with colleagues, teams, and study groups i nnovatively. It works seamlessly with Microsoft Excel. Get started at www.microsoft.com/en-gb/powerbi/default.aspx
Office Mix Office Mix mixes web videos, animations, and more so educators can create rich, interactive lessons. Record lectures, draw on slides, and add audio-visual content. Share lessons with students and colleagues, who can watch them online on nearly any device. Learn more at https://mix.office.com
Sway is the app for expressing ideas in bold new ways across multiple devices. The interactive creations have no borders, edges or page breaks slides so it’s an ideal canvas for educators and pupils looking to set their minds free. Learn more at www.sway.com
Learning and discovery shouldn’t stop at the school gates. Inspire pupils with the technology that gives them the freedom to collaborate, connect, and be more productive both in the classroom and in their own time.
Office 365 creates experiences that help students easily connect with each other, staff and experts. It's packed with features, including free email, the latest Word, Excel and PowerPoint, OneNote, 1TB of OneDrive Storage, Instant Messaging, and more.
With Microsoft ITA, academic institutions-as well as their students and staff-get a digital curriculum and certifications for completing fundamental technology skills.
Our mission is to help students learn about the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. The MVA is free of charge and the entire service is hosted on Windows Azure.
Complimentary copy of Microsoft Office for Students!
Academic institutions that license Office can now provide access to Office 365 ProPlus (full Office on up to five devices) for students at no additional cost. Office 365 ProPlus benefit available for faculty and staff starting December 1, 2014. Find out more by speaking with your IT department at school.
Business of schools
Microsoft’s partner community offers education-specific solutions to help transform teaching and learning with technology.
eLearning solutions include authoring, storage, consumption, and analytics tools. Pupils learn on their terms-anytime and on any device. Teachers track progress and provide guidance.
Big Data and Analytics
Use Big Data and Analytics solutions to mine data volumes and derive the insight schools need to make the right strategic decisions. Help teachers provide personalised learning.
Cloud IT and Productivity
Cloud IT and Productivity solutions are cloud-based services that help CIOs and IT staff securely manage school infrastructures and improve service efficiency.
Learning Mobility solutions offer innovative digital approaches to traditional learning and teaching, ensuring that pupils have the skills they need to thrive everywhere.