Microsoft at the National Conference on Education
If we are going to spend money on technology in schools it has to be to improve student learning by delivering more powerful, engaging learning experiences, and increasing IT efficiency. Explore solutions to increase IT efficiency for your schools and experience how Windows 8 and Office 365 enhances student learning and teacher productivity. Come discover how Windows in the Classroom energizes and engages students; and helps school leaders and teachers learn how to get more out of the software they use every day.
Microsoft presentations include:
- Office 365 for Education: It’s Easy in the Cloud
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2-3 p.m. - Theatre Presentation
Help students, teachers and staff get their work done using familiar devices and applications with a safe, cost saving and easy to use service. Office 365 provides free email, calendar, voice, video, social networking, document storage, sharing, and editing for all students, faculty and staff. Educators and students can work on the same Microsoft Office documents at the same time, no matter what their location. Because version control and synchronization of changes are automated, you’ll spend less time coordinating updates. Come to this session to learn how, when and where to get your schools started today!
- Experience Windows 8
Friday, February 22, 2013 7:00-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast Session
Join Microsoft during breakfast to experience how Windows 8 is reimagined for learning. With Windows 8, you can make learning personal. Windows 8 has been reimagined for education to help schools improve educational outcomes and bring learning to life for students. See how Windows 8 enables unique learning experiences through education apps and new devices while helping build 21st century skills. In this sessions, Cameron Evans, Education Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft, discusses Microsoft’s perspective on students bringing their own device (BYOD) to school.
- Windows 8: Reimagined for Learning
Friday, Feb. 22, 10 – 11 a.m. - Theatre Presentation
Windows 8 creates an experience that helps schools improve educational outcomes, bring learning to life for students, and build 21st century skills. Both students and educators can consume and upload data, connect and collaborate, and even create a presentation – all while working from anywhere. With Windows 8, the world is your classroom. Come to this session to experience Windows 8!
- All@Once: The Leader’s App for Thriving on Change
Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 1-2 p.m. - Theatre Presentation
Featured speaker Cameron Evans, Chief Technology Officer of U.S. Education at Microsoft discusses how the second decade of the 21st century will prove to be the most challenging for education leaders at all levels. The core of this decade’s challenge is simply change. It would be easy if there were only a few things changing; however, we are living in era of many constant and broad-sweeping changes that are reshaping our American education systems. Historically, technology has been perceived as nothing more than a mere tool. Today, technology is the critical enabler to achieving teacher effectiveness, increasing learner growth, and expanding leader capacity to serve the unique needs of each student. For leaders, participating in and leading change is not optional. This timely conversation will hone the modern education leader's focus on the few things that matter in making this generation's education difference.