Windows® MultiPoint™ technologiesMicrosoft® MultiPoint™ Mouseallows up to 50 mice to be connected to a single computer and the applications can handle mouse clicks from different users. Each cursor has a different colour or shape, making it easy for students to recognize and control their own mouse.This technology enables you to give each student an opportunity to actively participate in class computing and develop skills while learning in innovative and enjoyable ways. There are already many excellent Microsoft® MultiPoint™ applications available for schools,Windows® MultiPoint™ Server 2010 enables you to connect multiple monitors, mice and keyboards to a single PC to create independent student stations.Students using the stations enjoy a personalised computing experience through the familiar, intuitive Windows® 7 interface. They can work independently using educational software, browsers, the Microsoft® Office suite and applications – just like a lab of computers.Microsoft® MultiPoint™ Mouse Software Development Kit enables developers to create software, such as Mouse Mischief, that students can use with multiple miceWindows Virtual Desktop InfrastructureRemote Desktop Connection allows you and your students to sit at your computer and connect to a remote (terminal) computer in a different location. For example, you can connect to your school computer from your home computer and have access to all of your programs, files, and network resources as though you were in front of your computer at school. You can leave programs running at school, then when you get home you can see your school computer's desktop displayed on your home computer, with the same programs running. Only the user interface of an application is presented on your or your students’ computers. Any input to it is redirected over the network to the terminal computer where all application execution takes place. The terminal computer automates regular desktop management activities like installing software, patches and software packs to school computers, standardises the desktops by applying uniform configurations such as wallpapers, shortcuts, printer, etc., secures the school computers by restricting USB, applying security policies, etc., and enables auditing the network systems with complete hardware/software inventories license compliance details, detecting prohibited usage in network systems, etc. In essence, it helps administrators to automate, standardise, secure, and audit their windows network.
A palettefor learning Discover CreateCollaborate 1
Every student is different.So is every school. 2
Microsoft’s palette for learning Microsoft®Cloud Services At school – or in the cloud Students can collaborate on the move. You can improve learning with infrastructure hosted by you, Microsoft or a mix Microsoft®Office Web Apps Microsoft®Live@edu Add professional software Everything students need for schoolwork plus free tools to make learning more relevant Free learning software Microsoft® Office 2010 It starts with the Windows platform Microsoft has many options to help you create the learning environment that’s right for your school Windows ®Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Windows®MultiPoint™ technologies Windows® 7 4
A platform for the whole school. TeachersEngage students StudentsLearn their way IT coordinatorsHave safe and manageable IT PrincipalsPrepare students for work and study 5
Many ways to support learning… 6 In a computer lab At a shared PC with own mouse At a digital whiteboard On a laptop, netbook or Tablet PC In the cloud
and many learning journeys Collaborate Create Discover 7
Discover Dinosaur field trip A journey into prehistory
At the museum, students take photos and make notes and sketches on Tablet PCs, uploading them to SkyDrive™ for sharing.
They create multimedia shows explaining the dinosaurs’ extinction using Windows Live™ Movie Maker, their notes and photos.
On a shared MultiPoint™ PC, they use their mice to do a Mouse Mischief quiz about what they learned.
Create Tell your story A journey into your family’s past
Students email relatives for more information and do research online.
Students can tell their story – in words, pictures, music– however suits them best.
Students draw their family tree with Microsoft® Paintor tell their story with blogs, slideshows and films. One records a family anthem with Songsmith™.
Collaborate Analyse water quality A journey to protect your planet
Students in Thailand use Microsoft® OneNote® on Tablet PCs to collate research on water quality. Over four weeks, they add photos, observations and statistics.
With Microsoft® Office, they analyse data and create compelling charts and an interactive presentation to share with students researching water quality in New Zealand.
Storing their work online in Skydrive™, they use Microsoft® Office Web Apps to collaborate online to create an international perspective on water quality.
12 Your school – your choice PCs, netbooks, Tablet PCs, virtual desktops or shared resource computing – all with the familiar Windows® experience and support Exciting ways to learn Windows® 7 makes it easy and safe to connect and collaborate using keyboard, mouse, pen and touch across many devices. Your desktop – on any PC Windows® Virtual Desktop Infrastructurelets students use their personal settings on any internet-connected PC via a central server. Everyone gets a turn with shared monitors Microsoft® MultiPoint™ Mouse lets you connect up to 50 mice to a single PC and shared monitor. Give more students access affordably Windows® MultiPoint™ Server lets you connect multiple monitors, mice and keyboards to a single PC to create independent student stations.
A smarter platform for learning Windows® 7 enables an effective learning environment that is safe and easy to manage 13
Familiar professional software that prepares students for the workplace
A huge choice of PCs to suit any student and any budget
Learn your way Visual Experience the excitement of learning with a modern visual experience Simple Get straight to learning with Jump Lists, integrated search and previews of applications that are running Personalised Set up your desktop how you like to learn 14
Interact more naturally PCs with multi-touch and stylus input let you write chemical formulas, take notes or edit images on screen – plus use a huge range of full-featured software Paint with your fingers. Write onto the screen. Or talk. Assistive technologies can start automatically 15
Inspire with free Windows® apps Enrich learning with engaging enquiry, revision and content creation tools for social sciences, music, languages, science, robotics, game design and more… 22 Bring ideas to life Robotics Developer Studio Kodu™ Photosynth™ Songsmith™ Tell a story Windows Live™ Movie Maker Photo Story for Windows® Microsoft®Paint Microsoft®AutoCollage Explore knowledge Worldwide Telescope Bing™ Chem4Word Flashcards Mouse Mischief Ribbon Hero
Worldwide Telescope Show your students that outer space can be exciting, by letting them explore the night sky from multiple wavelengths and pan and zoom to stars, planets, comets and more 23
Bing™ Students can find information faster and use online translators and maps to learn about the world they live in and communicate with students globally 24 Find information faster with Bing
Chem4Word Easily type chemical formulas, find chemical names and draw molecular diagrams in Microsoft®Word 25
Flashcards Create flashcards online to study and share with others. This application automatically sets up personalised sequences for effective revision. 26
Mouse Mischief for MultiPoint™ Create engaging quizzes and more using Microsoft® PowerPoint® – students can interact equally on a shared screen using their own individual mice 27
Ribbon Hero Learning skills in Microsoft® Office is simple with this fun game where students take challenges, score points and compete with friends 28
Robotics Developer Studio Students can create robotics applications using a simple drag-and-drop visual programming language, test them in 3D and control them via a PC 29
Kodu™ Develop logic and problem solving skills by creating video games with an Xbox® controller or keyboard and mouse – simple visual programming means there’s no need to learn coding 30
Photosynth™ Students can stitch photos together to build an interactive 3D environment to explore – plus share their synths and experience others online 31
Songsmith™ Students can generate a musical backing track to match any singer’s voice and adjust style, chords, tempo and mood 32
Windows Live™ Movie Maker Explore any subject by turning videos and photos into great-looking movies and slideshows – and share them online 33
Photo Story for Windows® Students can create slideshows of digital photos and add special effects, soundtracks, voice narration and captions 34
Microsoft® Paint Spark creativity and help students master basic painting software with virtual brushes that let them create inspirational effects – just as if they were painting 35
Microsoft®AutoCollage Pick a folder and press a button to generate a unique collage from photos – these can be used to start stories, discussions or as desktop wallpaper 36
Collaborative learning in the cloud Microsoft® Live@eduoffers a complimentary collaboration platform with contacts, calendars, email and instant messaging – plus online workspaces 38 Calendar Instantmessaging 10GB email inbox, 20MB attachments Contacts 25GB password- protected storage on SkyDrive™ Online workspaces Windows Live™ applications Office Web Apps
Blog – or say it in pictures Microsoft®Live@edu integrates with free Windows Live™tools to bring learning to life 39
Blog easily with text, photos and videos using Windows Live™ Writer
Set up personal online project galleries – and control who can view
Organise, share and print photos with Photo Gallery
Edit and publish videos of drama class, history projects, sport and more using Windows Live™ Movie Maker
Collaborate in real time online Store and share class materials in Windows Live™ SkyDrive™ and edit them almost anywhere using Microsoft® Office Web Apps 40
Work in Microsoft® Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®and OneNote®
Save documents to a public folder or a password-protected space for sharing with your study group or teacher
Share a single document, a calendar or an entire workspace
File format preserved – works with popular browsers
Simple ICT for collaboration Microsoft® Cloud Services provides high quality and trusted learning infrastructure – on your school premises or in the cloud 41
Computing, storage and applications on demand
Highly secure and available, backed by Microsoft data centres
Rich user experience on PCs, on mobiles and in the cloud
Powerful messaging platform based on Microsoft® Exchange
You retain complete control of access and management
Adjust your ICT easily as learners’ needs change