Webcasts for Teachers and Educators Using Microsoft Technology for Teaching

Webcasts

Live and recorded webcasts on how to utilize Microsoft technology to enhance learning and school management. Hosted by Microsoft experts, this informative series gives education institutions the information and contacts they need.

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Upcoming webcasts
Unified Device Management in Education
September 11, 2014, 11:00 AM Pacific Time
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intu... Read more
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune provide a unified approach for device management on-premise and through the cloud. Come and learn how this can help institutions address the complex issues raised by heterogeneous environments and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios. Also discover how these will enable a single pane of glass management of Windows, Mac OS X, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, iOS, and Android devices.

Teaching and eLearning

Foster Greater Communication and Collaboration: Yammer in Education
September 23, 2014, 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Yammer is a private social network used within institutions ... Read more
Yammer is a private social network used within institutions to drive greater collaboration and communication.  Now that Yammer is live in Office 365 Education, Education customers have world-class collaboration services available in the A2 (free) Office 365 plan.  This webcast will discuss Yammer technical deployment with a focus on technical setup topics specific to Education customers.

In this session you will learn:
• What is Yammer Enterprise for Education 
• How to Activate Yammer in your institution
• Understand how to make the great collaboration services in Yammer available to your education users
• Review the technical resources to help you deploy successfully


Teaching and eLearning

What's New in Microsoft Azure for Education (Part II)
September 25, 2014, 11:45 AM Pacific Time
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) can power... Read more
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) can power virtual machines (VMs) and virtual networks (vNets) running a wide variety of application workloads. Some common scenarios include collaboration, data warehousing and analytics, and industry-specific line of business apps. Microsoft Azure is an open platform with broad support not just for Microsoft-based technologies, but also workloads that use Linux, Oracle, Java, and other third party software or for running test and development environments.

This technical session focuses on creating a datacenter infrastructure in Microsoft Azure and outlines the steps to create a foundational hybrid cloud. It delivers a general purpose solution for providing cross-premises IaaS and focuses on creating and optimizing enterprise VM workloads in Microsoft Azure.

Paul Singh

Teaching and eLearning

Microsoft Azure Essentials for Education (Part I)
September 25, 2014, 11 AM Pacific Time
Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that ... Read more
Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can also create an on-demand infrastructure that scales and adapts to your changing school or business needs, allowing you to integrate your existing school IT environment with the Microsoft Azure public cloud. This EDU-focused session will introduce you to the wealth of capabilities, functions and features in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Always up. Always on. Unlimited servers. Unlimited storage – the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Paul Singh

Teaching and eLearning

Microsoft Azure StorSimple for Higher Tier Workloads in Education
October 23, 2014, 11 AM Pacific Time
One of the biggest challenges facing storage customers is ma... Read more
One of the biggest challenges facing storage customers is massive data growth and the amount of storage management work required to keep up with it. In this webinar we will review the StorSimple 8000 series hybrid storage arrays and how they excel at managing data growth and stopping the endless cycle of buying storage.

In this seminar, you will learn:
• How to leverage StorSimple and the Hybrid Cloud as the primary storage for your important data
• How to leverage Microsoft Azure Cloud to reduce storage costs by 40-60%
• How to take advantage of the ASAP+ promotion expiring in December

Dan Pessin & Asif Khan

Teaching and eLearning

Emphasizing Microsoft Azure StorSimple for Disaster Recovery in Education
November 20, 2014, 11 AM Pacific Time
Disaster recovery plans are an integral part of every IT str... Read more
Disaster recovery plans are an integral part of every IT strategy. In this session we will discuss how Microsoft Azure StorSimple with its intuitive snapshot capability and new virtual appliance in Azure can dovetail into an institution's existing disaster recovery plans while also enhancing it by leveraging Azure’s innate replication services.

In this session we will cover:
• An overview of both the 7000 and 8000 series
• The TCO/ROI compared to traditional disaster recovery means
• A view into current customers' experience and learnings

Dan Pessin & Asif Khan

Teaching and eLearning

Recorded webcasts
On Demand Webcast: The Benefits of Office 365 for Education and Exploring the Transition from Google Apps
Seamlessly transition your faculty, staff and students to Of... Read more
Seamlessly transition your faculty, staff and students to Office 365.  Join Microsoft Partner, CloudBearing as they review their limited time customer migration offer for educational organizations.  Now until June 30th, 2014, you'll be able to receive discounted pricing when you migrate from Google Apps to Office 365.

Teaching and eLearning

Windows Azure: Education Series Part 4 – Identity Management with Azure AD
In Part 4 of the Windows Azure Education Series we will take... Read more
In Part 4 of the Windows Azure Education Series we will take a deeper look at Windows Azure Active Directory.  Windows Azure Active Directory is a comprehensive identity and access management cloud solution. Manage user accounts, get single sign on across Windows Azure, Microsoft online services like Microsoft Office 365 and a world of non-Microsoft SaaS applications. Extend and synchronize your on-premises directories and provision user accounts directly to your SaaS applications.  Please join us for part 4 to learn how Windows Azure Active Directory can extend your IdM environment while providing seamless authentication experiences to Faculty, Staff and Students.

Teaching and eLearning

The Best Windows 8 Apps
Finding Windows 8 apps isn't difficult . Finding Windows... Read more
Finding Windows 8 apps isn't difficult . Finding Windows 8 education apps is slightly more challenging. Finding good Windows 8 apps that students and teachers love that is another matter. Come and join our experts to find out which apps are the best for your classroom and why. This webinar will discuss:

Why apps work in the classroom
What kids get out of it
How should you find and integrate apps in your class
The best Windows 8 apps

For more webinars go to: https://swrt.worktankseattle.com/series/34/seriessignup.aspx

Teaching and eLearning

Promoting 21st Century Skills
Technology and the skills needed to survive in the workforce... Read more
Technology and the skills needed to survive in the workforce continue to evolve at an ever increasing pace. Students today require skillsets that are dramatically different from what was needed to secure jobs 10 or 20 years ago. In this session we will focus on the following:

What are the key skills needed in the workforce?

How has it evolved in the past 10 years?

Why a capacity to learn is more important than knowing

How modern social learning leads to shared positive interdependence where knowledge is co-constructed around objects of inquiry.

How modern inquiry-based learning follows a non-linear path when solving complex problems.

For more webinars go to: https://swrt.worktankseattle.com/series/34/seriessignup.aspx


Teaching and eLearning

How to Make your Students Good Digital Citizens
This session is brought to you by Microsoft, TakingITGlobal,... Read more
This session is brought to you by Microsoft, TakingITGlobal, Teach Anti-Bullying and the European School Net. Digital Citizenship is about what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. It covers issues ranging from online etiquette, e-safety and issues around bullying and how to good online behaviors. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology that is very necessary for our modern day student. Teachers and educators need to integrate Digital Citizenship into their classrooms and curriculum. Come and join us for this incredible dialogue from experts around the world.  For more webinars go to: https://swrt.worktankseattle.com/series/34/seriessignup.aspx

Teaching and eLearning

One to One Learning the Next Wave
It's been a while since the very first 1-to-1 program in... Read more
It's been a while since the very first 1-to-1 program in Australia, (1990), U.S.'s Anytime Anywhere Learning in (mid 1990's), One Laptop Per Child (mid 2000's) and many school and district initiatives. We've learned a lot, experienced success and made mistakes. This session brings together major thought leaders in 1-to-1 from the U.S., the UK and Spain to propose 1-to-1 - The Next Wave. We'll briefly describe the previous waves and why we propose it's time to reflect, rethink and refresh. Join Lord Knight, Neus Lorenzo, Leslie Wilson and Pamela Livingston at (date, time - adjusted for time zones) will share their ideas and invite your questions. If you now have or are considering 1-to-1 learning, it will be worth your time to attend. For more webinars go to: https://swrt.worktankseattle.com/series/34/seriessignup.aspx

Teaching and eLearning

Understanding the Learning Strategies of the 21st Century Learner
Join this great dialogue on the 5 best strategies every 21st... Read more
Join this great dialogue on the 5 best strategies every 21st century learner needs to succeed in school and in the workplace. Why a capacity to learn is more important than knowing. Topics covered will be:

• How to remove the roadblocks to learning
• 3 Steps to understanding everything you read
• Best Study Skills for 21st century learners
• Technology strategies that enhance learning

During the webinar, three Amazing Grades books will be given away to the first three attendees asking questions. Amazing Grades is a worldwide goodwill book with 101 authors from 13 countries around the world and includes a special bonus chapter by Nasha Fitter, Worldwide Lead of Education for Microsoft.  For more webinars go to: https://swrt.worktankseattle.com/series/34/seriessignup.aspx

Teaching and eLearning

On Demand Webcast: Why Windows Devices are the Best for Education
Across the United States, educators are pursuing some form o... Read more
Across the United States, educators are pursuing some form of a 1:1 student-computing initiative that leverages the pervasiveness of cloud computing and the advent of low-cost devices. With so many low-cost devices to choose from, an important question remains. Does the device we choose for teaching and learning matter?   In this webinar we’ll discuss the importance of device considerations in view of task design for teaching and learning. We’ll review the broad device ecosystem—including non-Microsoft devices—and explain why Windows devices provide for superior competency development towards college and career readiness.  At the session’s conclusion, we will provide you with some criteria to support optimal decision-making for your school's transformation to modern learning.

Teaching and eLearning

The 21st Century Science Lesson on Photosynthesis
Use OneNote and Office 365 for lesson sharing, note-taking a... Read more
Use OneNote and Office 365 for lesson sharing, note-taking and homework. See the power of Windows hand-writing recognition, Windows AppStore, Flash and AppStore Science apps, and USB education peripherals for teacher preparation and sharing with students.

Windows in the Classroom

Welcome to the New Windows for Educators
Organize the Start Screen, experience the new Search and Int... Read more
Organize the Start Screen, experience the new Search and Internet Explorer 11 for easy access to apps.

Windows in the Classroom

Teaching Math over and over and over again…in less time than before
Record lessons with OneNote for review and use Office 365 fo... Read more
Record lessons with OneNote for review and use Office 365 for lesson sharing. See how OneNote can be used for note-taking and homework with Windows AppStore and Flash math apps.

Windows in the Classroom

Collaborating and Creating
Use Office 365, PowerPoint and Moviemaker to build a collabo... Read more
Use Office 365, PowerPoint and Moviemaker to build a collaborative team project for student learning inside and outside the classroom.

Windows in the Classroom

Tools to Effectively Manage your Technology in Education
Once deployed, how do you effectively manage all your hardwa... Read more
Once deployed, how do you effectively manage all your hardware and software?  This overview will demonstrate how Configuration Manager can greatly reduce IT time by tracking software, hardware, application deployment, software metering, and even pushing out full Windows images to computers. You will learn how easy it is to deploy applications, get reports on hardware, and keep track of who is using what software. 

Teaching and eLearning

Windows Azure: Education Series Part 2 – Hybrid Storage for Archive, Backup and DR
In Part 2 of the Windows Azure Education Series we will take... Read more
In Part 2 of the Windows Azure Education Series we will take a deeper look at Windows Azure Hybrid Storage.  Windows Azure provides scalable, durable cloud storage, backup, and recovery solutions for any data, big and small and it works with the infrastructure you already have in place at your institution. Hybrid Storage changes the ways data protection is accomplished without tape backup systems; how disaster recovery works with data that is stored in the cloud; how cloud services are used to facilitate capacity management; and how the performance of data stored in the cloud is managed.  Please join us for part 2 to learn how Windows Azure Hybrid storage can extend your datacenter while reducing costs and freeing up valuable on premise resources.

Teaching and eLearning

Windows Azure: Education Series Part 1 – Bringing Cloud to Education
Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that en... Read more
Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications and services across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. Windows Azure provides on-demand infrastructure and storage that scales and adapts to the changing needs of your institution. Whether you are creating new applications or running existing applications we provide best-in-class price-performance and end-to-end support.  Please join us for this introductory session to learn about the various ways that Windows Azure can be used at your institution; including Infrastructure Service for Test and Development, Identity Management and Hybrid Storage for Archive, Backup and DR.

Teaching and eLearning

On Demand Webcast: Using Digital Ink in the Classroom to Drive Better Learning
Having a touch-enabled computer is great, but one of the kil... Read more
Having a touch-enabled computer is great, but one of the killer features of Windows is using Digital Ink.  In this seminar we’ll look at some real-world examples of how schools are using OneNote on pen-enabled devices to literally change the way they teach in the classroom while saving educators 30% of their time with grading.

Teaching and eLearning

On Demand Webcast: Getting Started: Migrating from Windows XP in Education
In April 2014 Windows XP will reach end-of-life and will no ... Read more
In April 2014 Windows XP will reach end-of-life and will no longer be supported by Microsoft.  It is critical that institutions migrate from Windows XP as soon as possible so you can continue to deliver a great learning environment and avoid disruptions to your academic institution’s operations.  In this seminar we’ll show the right way to begin moving your systems from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Teaching and eLearning

On Demand Webcast: The Microsoft Library Initiative
Join us to learn about the Microsoft Library initiative wher... Read more
Join us to learn about the Microsoft Library initiative where you will have an opportunity to hear about all that Microsoft is doing to help you bring Microsoft technology to your libraries. Specifically, this program caters to libraries by helping provide lower costs to obtain software and maximizing existing IT investments.

In addition, the Microsoft programs are geared to help you upgrade your XP machines to the latest edition at a lower cost, upgrade your Office licenses, drive training and certification opportunities, and much more.  Don't miss this session where you will learn about these benefits as well as the free resources available to you today from Microsoft.

Teaching and eLearning

On Demand Webcast: What’s New in Windows 8.1 and What it Means for Education
It has been a year since Microsoft Windows 8, and a lot has ... Read more
It has been a year since Microsoft Windows 8, and a lot has changed with the Windows 8.1 update.  In this seminar we’ll look at the new features of Windows 8.1 and what that means both from an end-user perspective as well as an IT perspective.  We will touch on BYOD and how Windows 8.1 makes it easier than ever to deploy in educational institutions.

Teaching and eLearning

New Windows for Educators to Drive Better Teaching and Learning
Thinking about buying new Tablets or PCs for your school? Wi... Read more
Thinking about buying new Tablets or PCs for your school? Windows 8.1 will bring exciting updated devices and capabilities to help in teaching and learning. During this Webcast you'll learn about how to incorporate Windows 8.1 devices into 1:1 learning as well as about exciting Education programs and offers from Microsoft to help leverage technology in the classroom.

Teaching and eLearning

Best of Both Worlds Surface RT for the Classroom
There are many technology options for student devices today.... Read more
There are many technology options for student devices today.  Some devices can run educational apps, some devices are best for ebooks, others can only perform one task at a time, etc. Microsoft Surface RT is unique as it provides the best experience for collaboration, consumption, and content creation. In addition, learn how the Surface RT experience works great regardless of being online or offline.

Operational effeciency

Modernize Learning through 1:1 Computing
With the pervasive use of technology in the workforce, stude... Read more
With the pervasive use of technology in the workforce, students today need to be prepared with 21st century skills to be successful after graduation.  Aiming to meet the evolving needs of educational institutions, Microsoft offers the technology and devices that allow institutions to meet this demand, migrate to the cloud seamlessly, manage infrastructure and hardware costs on lean budgets, while modernizing IT across the education environment.

Teaching and eLearning

Getting Students College and Career Ready – Microsoft IT Academy and Microsoft Certifications
Microsoft IT Academy and Microsoft Certifications were devel... Read more
Microsoft IT Academy and Microsoft Certifications were developed to bridge the gap between education and the real-world by empowering students with the technology skills they’ll need for college and for a career in today’s technology centered job market.

Teaching and eLearning