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  • Welcome to this Windows in the classroom presentation. We’ve got a lot of content to cover today and I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of the ways in which Windows in your classroom/s can help to transform teaching and learning. <next slide>
  • But as we all know, the workplace has evolved. Employers are looking for employees with “21st Century Skills” – collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking. And as the workplace and the economic landscape has evolved, we have to think hard if the classrooms have changed accordingly…
  • Before we get in to taking a look at Windows 8, I thought it might be worth reflecting on what exactly is driving the use of technology in our classrooms today. Certainly, there are a number of trends that we see across the board: The plethora of personal computing devices that have appeared under the guise of the Consumerization of IT have impacted all areas of society. In schools, we’re seeing a growing trend towards Bring Your Own Device as a result. We’re seeing learning outside of the classroom made possible in ways we could never have even imagined just 20 years ago. We are witnessing a paradigm shift in how we discover, access, and use digital content, in ways that are enabling immersive experiences and engagements. We’re still committed to personalizing the learning experience for all students, and in some places we’ve seen great strides in this direction, whereas in others it remains a distant promise. We’ve started to see some of the potential that the cloud brings to school computing, and of course, we know the importance of education on the economy. More than anything though, one of the key drivers behind the adoption of technology in our classrooms has been the commitment and desire to develop, in all our students, a set of core 21st Century skills that will enable them to progress through their education and beyond.<click next slide>
  • We’ve been doing some research to try to understand exactly what role technology can play in innovative teaching practice and students’ attainment of 21C skillsOver the last two years, Partners in Learning has sponsored a study called the Innovative Teaching and Learning Research, which seeks to investigate the factors that help transform education systems and improve student learning outcomes when it comes to 21st Century Skills. The research was conducted by SRI International and guided by OECD, UNESCO, ministries of education and other experts.Nobody has ever tried to isolate the relationship between innovative teaching practice and the attainment of 21C skills! So this is groundbreaking stuff! Without a doubt, everybody here today believes in innovative teaching practices. But what we wanted to understand was how any education system, any school could take the steps necessary to implement wide-scale change in teaching practice, and to understand its effects on students’ acquisition of 21C skills.  In the course of the study we’ve conducted thousands of teacher and school leader surveys, and observed dozens of classrooms. We have uncovered some clear findings regarding the steps necessary to grow innovative teaching and learning practices worldwide. In fact, this research has been so valuable that we’ve signed on a number of new countries this year andwe expect it to keep growing.One of the most critical findings from our research included the current use of ICT in classrooms and how that was broken down across the core set of 21st Century skills that we looked at earlier. <click next slide>
  • The ITL data shows that when students use ICT for class-related activities, they are most often using it in basic rather than higher-level uses that demand knowledge-building or collaboration. This is important because basic uses of ICT tend to support traditional teaching practices by simply incorporating technology. The process of teaching is often not changing. This really defines the scope of work that we all should be aware of moving forward with 21st Century teaching and learning. We know that technology can play such a crucial and supportive role in innovative teaching and 21st century learning outcomes. But we need to use technology in the appropriate way. This is our collective challenge <click next slide>
  • Now, lets take a look at how some of these technologies in action, and learn how these tools can help you teach 21st century skills in the classroom.Switch to demo’s for up to 60mins.
  • Introduce the Learning Suite:Get many of Microsoft's most innovative applications, web-based tools, and teacher resources in one simple, customizable download. Then access and update them from one easy-to-use interface.Over 20 of our most popular tools and teacher resources, all in one place. Learning Suite by Microsoft is a set of innovative applications for education that create a robust, creative and collaborative learning environment for students and educators. It includes a new, integrated interface that lets you access all these applications in one place, where they are grouped around four categories aligned to how you work. It makes managing your tools simpler, and it's especially efficient when combined with Microsoft Windows® 7 and Office 2010.Learning Suite includes the following resources, grouped according to the way they are most commonly used. (*=Hyperlink to product/service **=Download)CreateWindows Live Movie Maker**Windows Live Photo Gallery**Microsoft Photosynth*Microsoft AutoCollage**Microsoft Songsmith**Microsoft Kodu Game Lab**CollaborateMicrosoft Office Web Apps*Windows Live SkyDrive*Microsoft Docs for Facebook*Windows Live Messenger**Microsoft Security Essentials**Bing Translator*Research & StudyBing*Microsoft Office Ribbon Hero **Microsoft Mathematics 4.0**Microsoft Chemistry Add-in for Word**Microsoft Academic Search*Microsoft Worldwide Telescope*TeachInnovative Teacher Toolkit*Microsoft Education Math Worksheet Generator**Office Add-in for Moodle**Getting Started Guides & How-to Videos**Microsoft Digital Literacy*Microsoft Mouse Mischief**Skype separate download.
  • OneNote is a digital notebook that lets you store all your valuable class or project knowledge in one place. Whether your information is text, pictures, or in a paper folder, it can be digitized, organized, and easily accessed from OneNote. You are productive because everything you need on a subject is at your fingertips. You will be able to build learning connections with other teachers and your students for the ultimate school experience. Create and organize interactive lesson plans that inspire student learning OneNote 2010 is the smart and easy way to organize—and inspire—your classroom. Once opened on the desktop, you can clip content from a web page, PowerPoint slide, e-mail message, document, etc., and drag it all into one easy-to-find digital notebook on your computer. Educators and students alike can capture information, create and deliver notes, projects, and presentations, and share all the information they need to be successful. Both teachers and students can:Collect valuable data from multiple resources and create compelling class material.Increase productivity by organizing teaching materials with OneNote’s powerful search tool.Bring the classroom to life by creating fun and interactive lesson plansCollaborate and edit documents quickly and easily.Share successful lesson plans with educators across the world to help create better learning environments.System requirements:You must have a modern browser installed on your computer. Windows 7 with Windows Internet Explorer 7 or a later version installed Windows Vista Service Pack 2 with Windows Internet Explorer 7 or a later version installed Windows XP Service Pack 3 with Internet Explorer 8 installed Example: OneNote can be used to replace traditional text booksDemo OneNote example available in the shared area space. Copy and paste from the Internet and OneNote picks up the original source.Resources to demo: http://www.pil-network.com/Discussion/09bfcce2-cbc0-4bfb-9db0-c41ea2d02559K12 One NoteOneNote in the Classroom 1 (video)OneNote in the Classroom 2 (video)K12 OneNote_Get Started (to follow)K12 OneNote_Lesson PlanK12 OneNoteLessonPlanStudent HandbookK12 OneNote_PPTK12 OneNote_StepByStep
  • Keep your students excited and engaged in astronomy, physics, general science, and more by taking detailed 3D tours of the night sky right from your classroom. With Microsoft WorldWide Telescope, you can explore outer space in detail, studying the sky in a way that has never before been possible without powerful ground and space telescopes. Students of all ages will feel empowered to explore and understand the cosmos using WorldWide Telescope's simple and powerful user interface.Turn your computer into the world's most powerful telescope Microsoft WorldWide Telescope is a visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope. It blends terabytes of images, information, and stories from multiple sources into a seamless, immersive, rich media experience delivered over the Internet. From web to desktop to full dome planetarium, WorldWide Telescope enables you to explore the universe, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world and combining it with 3D navigation. Seamless panning and zooming across the night sky blends terabytes of images and data from multiple sources, allowing teachers and students to:Create guided tours of the universe for class and individual assignmentsView the entire solar system in 3D with light and shadows created from the sunExplore the Earth and Mars in incredible detailShare videos of the tours with other students or colleagues Experience narrated guided tours from astronomers and educators featuring interesting places in the skySystem requirements:Microsoft® XP SP2 (minimum), Windows® Vista®, or Windows® 7 (recommended)PC with Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 2 gigahertz (GHz) or faster, recommended 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM; 2 GB RAM recommended3D accelerated card with 128 megabytes (MB) RAM; discrete graphics card with dedicated 256-MB VRAM recommended for higher performance1 GB of available hard disk space; 10 GB recommended for off-line features and higher performance browsingXGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution monitorMicrosoft Mouse or compatible pointing and scrolling deviceMicrosoft® DirectX® version 9.0c and .NET Framework 2.0 Required for some features; Internet connection at 56 Kbps or higher through either an Internet service provider (ISP) or a network. Separate charges may apply.Examples: Check out the tours on this website: http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/ExperienceIt/ExperienceIt.aspx?Page=Tours
  • They're in your favorite magazine, on product packages, and bumper stickers. They're Tag barcodes, QR Codes, and other recognition technologies. You can use them to connect customers from your offline marketing materials to information, entertainment, and interactive experiences on their smartphones. These mobile interactions let people engage with your product and identify with your brand the moment they encounter your message.People’s phones are an essential part of their daily life, connecting them to their entire world of friends and information. Using recognition technologies to make virtually anything clickable lets you quickly take advantage of today’s phone-centric lifestyle and help you direct customers to the most relevant information about your brand.The Microsoft Tag marketing solution gives you and your customers the easy way to use a rich suite of recognition technologies, from QR Codes to the current Tag barcodes and beyond to the next generation in mobile, Near Field Communication (NFC). Depending on your choice, you can create a simple campaign delivering a line of text or a phone number, or go further and help people use your mobile site, see a video, download an app, get contact info, and much more. You don't have to worry about them typing in your URL or finding you online – using Tag instantly puts the relevant info at their fingertips. With the Tag solution, you also get access to free reporting that measures the success of each of your campaigns. Tag also offers a single free mobile app, the Tag app, that lets your customers engage with the most common recognition technologies in market today, Microsoft Tag barcodes, and QR Codes. Demos: http://tag.microsoft.com/what-is-tag/home.aspxExample: Can help transform teacher led presentations into kinaesthetic activities… teacher’s can create QR codes that hide key pieces of information – stick them around the room for student’s to uncover and explore.
  • Free for schools, Microsoft’s Office 365 offers faculty and students exciting new ways to collaborate. Easy to administer and even easier to use, Microsoft’s Office 365 is backed by the robust security and guaranteed reliability you expect from a world-class service provider. With email, instant messaging, calendar, video conferencing, document storage and more, Office 365 offers powerful cloud-computing technology, anytime, anywhere.Office 365 for Education gives students and teachers the tools they need to be successful With Office 365 teachers can conduct online classes, record them, and share with anyone who is online or offline. Teachers can also keep your students informed and on track with Class and Group sites with SharePoint Online 2012 where you can share documents and collaborate on projects from any location. You can view, edit, and share Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files online with your students through SharePoint and Office Web Apps. This allows teachers to create and distribute student assignments and projects. No need to learn new softwareOffice 365 works with the Microsoft Office tools teachers and students already count on. The rich set of privacy, security, and protection capabilities built into Office 365 keeps user and project information safe. Microsoft also provides 24/7 global support for subscribers in your local language.Ideas for useDevelop lesson plans and share them with other teachersKeep up with student work with their online digital notebookRecord lessons and post them on a class siteFoster technology skills in students to enable success in the workplaceUse Lync and allow group members to collaborate onlineWork together in real time in Excel or OneNote anywhereGive tutoring sessions online using LyncStore documents on SharePoint and access them through a mobile deviceEasy to use document creation tools to create quality reports, spreadsheets, and presentationsOperating system requirementsWindows 7Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion)Windows Server 2008Browser requirementsInternet Explorer 8 or aboveCheck out this blog post for examples of how it has been used in the classroom: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/teachers/archive/2012/10/23/office-365-in-the-classroom.aspx
  • We know that technology on its own cannot help students achieve more in the classroom. Consequently, this is one of the main reasons the current ICT curriculum is going through major changes in English Schools. Whilst plans are being rolled out for a discrete computer science discipline, research shows that innovative teaching practices, supported by technology, strongly predict the development of 21st century skills amongst learners.Partners in Learning are pleased to announce support for all teachers who want to roll out technology in the wider curriculum. The ‘Teaching with Technology’ e-course is free, self-paced online professional development, where educators learn how integrating the right technology tools into the classroom can enhance the overall teaching and learning experience of the 21st century learner, regardless of the subject matter.Online learning designed to give you a deeper understanding of ICTThe Teaching with Technology curriculum is competency-based and can be customized to meet your needs. There are six online learning e-courses to choose from and each unit of study stands on its own so you can focus on a specific area of interest or need. You can start with what interests you most and progress through the learning at your own pace:Why promote technology literacy?How technology and pedagogy mixOrganize and manage the use of ICT in the classroomSelecting ICT resources to support curriculum outcomesUsing basic ICT tools to support teaching and learningTechnology literacy and your professional developmentHow to take advantage of this opportunity:For more information on the Teaching with Technology curriculum, please visit www.pil-network.com
  • Introduce Microsoft Partners in Learning – The Learning Suite and the Professional Development e-course ‘Teaching with Technology’ is available on www.pil-network.com for FREE!!Microsoft Partners in Learning is a 10-year, $500M global initiative aimed at supporting schools and educators’ use of technology to help every student receive an excellent education and gain the skills they need in work and life. With governments, academic institutions and NGOs, Partners in Learning has invested in a comprehensive research program, the creation of vibrant community of education stakeholders, and specific Educator and Schools programs to improve teaching and learning and optimize the use of technology within pedagogy. Thus far, the program has trained more than 9 million educators and reached more than 200 million students in 114 countries. Number of Participating Countries:114  Teachers/School Officials Trained:9,486,446  Teachers on Partners in Learning Network:4,688,787  Students Reached (via Student Helpdesk, curriculum, etc.):202,139,714  Number of Pathfinder Schools66  Number of Mentor Schools32  Number of Schools in Breadth Program11,873 
  • The most significant difference between Windows 8 and what’s come before is the way users interact with it – and that’s incredibly important in an education setting.Windows 8 has been designed to be much more intuitive for both students and teachers.Let’s take a look!
  • Play the Microsoft In Education Video – built into this slide
  • Windows 8 delivers an experience that brings learning to life for students and helps schools build 21st century skills. Students and educators can choose a user experience that fits their needs, collaborate like never before, and they can do it all from just about anywhere. With Windows 8, the world is your classroom.Start making learning personal.Personalize your Windows 8 experience to meet your needs – whether you’re a student or an educator.Customize the Start screen by pinning your favorite people, apps, study notes, and homework assignments.Picture passwords let you combine a picture with a unique set of gestures to create a truly unique password.Sign in to any of your Windows 8 devices and instantly see your profile, settings, and apps. Get immersed in education.Browse the full range of education apps in the Windows Store. From note taking to lesson planning, there’s an app designed for every student and educator need.Live tiles draw you in and deliver relevant information right up front.Multitask and increase productivity by leveraging both apps and the desktop experience. Docking apps side by side makes it easy to research and writer a report simultaneously.Connect in entirely new ways.Go anywhere and stay connected with built-in apps like Mail, Calendar, Photos, Messaging, SkyDrive and more.With cloud connectivity, Windows 8 provides an anytime, anywhere learning experience across a range of different devices, both in and out of the classroom.With Windows To Go, you can turn any computer into your computer. Sign in and boot up your complete Windows 8 experience directly from a USB flash drive. Enjoy flexibility built in.Windows 8 provides the convenience of a tablet with the productivity of a PC.Optimized for a touch experience, Windows 8 is equally comfortable with keyboard and mouse, or pen computing with a stylus.Windows 8 can easily connect to nearly any device or peripheral. Print, access homework from a USB, or project a presentation in a snap. Do more. Worry less.Windows 8 provides a more secure learning experience wherever you choose to do your schoolwork.With SmartScreen, Windows 8 PCs check new apps or websites so you’re safer from malware and viruses, no matter what browser you’re using.Web browsing can be easily monitored to ensure safety and privacy online.
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  • A new era for digital learning

    1. 1. Mandeep AtwalPartners in LearningMicrosoft Corporation
    2. 2. What does yourlearningenvironment looklike?
    3. 3. 21st century workplaces Ways of thinking. Creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making Ways of working. Communication, collaboration Tools for working. ICT, information literacy Skills for living in the world. Citizenship, life and career, personal and social responsibility
    4. 4.  use ICT directly to complete all or part of the learning activity. The teacher’s use of ICT does not count important that students have control over Big Idea the ICT use themselves.
    5. 5. Project-basedlearning madeeasy…
    6. 6. Explore theuniverse throughstunning imagery.
    7. 7. Focus on teaching& learning
    8. 8. Professional Development: Teaching withTechnology e-course Using basic ICT Organize and Selecting ICT Why promote resources to tools to support manage the use technology support teaching and of ICT in the literacy? curriculum learning classroom outcomes
    9. 9. www.rm.com/shapethefuture
    10. 10. What is Shape the Future?Impact of 1:1 PC Ownership: Experian, 2012 “1:1 computing can generate £300,000 in additional lifetime earnings through improved educational attainment” www.rm.com/shapethefuture
    11. 11. 1:1 – Ready to use, out of the box! Microsoft® Learning Suite www.rm.com/shapethefuture
    12. 12. Visit www.rm.com/shapethefuture now! www.rm.com/shapethefuture
    13. 13. www.pil-network.com Earn a WiC badge and complete the online WiC seminar. www.rm.com/shapethefuture• Once you have completed the WiC seminar, please complete the Trail Card: winclassroom.net/uk