Canadaís premier schools and teachers and I have just returned from this yearís Microsoft Education Global Forum held in beautiful Barcelona Spain. Iím so proud of this team, and canít wait to share the amazing outcomes of this event for Canada in next monthís
newsletter. Wait for it!
In this issue, check out info on how your school can go green in teaching practices, find resources on 21st Century Learning Design Modules, a cool new app, upcoming O365 webinars, and a great new tool called ChronoZoom.
Enjoy, Lia De Cicco Remu
Director, Partners in Learning Canada
A mathematics teacher at Appleby College
Calvin Armstrong has the role of Director of Teaching and Technology Innovation. His largest project has been the
OneNote Binder that has become the digital environment the school learns in. Although OneNote Binders uses Microsoft SharePoint on-site as a storage space, Appleby is planning to make the code available to any school in the world later this year for use
in the cloud. Beyond Microsoft OneNote, Calvin works with students and teachers in using their Fujitsu tablet PCs to maximize collaboration and creativity. Tools like Lync and Office365 provide exploration of F2F, online, flipped and hybrid learning spaces.
21st Century Learning Design, or 21CLD, professional development helps teachers design lessons and learning activities to build studentsí 21st century skills. The program is based on rubrics developed and tested in one of the largest ever international studies
of 21st Century Skills - Innovative Teaching and Learning (ITL) Research project (http://www.itlresearch.com/)
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The Microsoft Store located at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre invites you and your Grade 4-8 class to attend a 60-minute, hands-on tour about digital storytelling and different forms of digital media, supporting provincial standards for Media Literacy curriculum.
The Microsoft "Tech Talks" field trip also highlights how Bing can be used as a fantastic research tool and highlights related topics including gathering relevant information, internet safety and online privacy.
Field Trip Anyone?
Office 365 Student Advantage - Technical Webinar
If youíve made a commitment to Office across your institution, Student Advantage gives your students the full Office Professional Plus desktop applications on 5 Windows and Mac desktops, and 5 mobile installs. In this session, weíll dive deep into how to setup
Office 365 for Student Advantage even if you havenít setup Office 365 before or have deployed Google Apps already. Due to popular demand this webinar will be held on two dates, so Register Today!
April 9th or
Dedicated to school Principals, Vice Principals, Administrative Staff and Teachers responsible for the well being, performance and enjoyment of public school students. Hall Monitor gives these professionals mobile access to student, event and schedule information
from legacy systems.
While performing monitoring duty, Tablets running Windows 8 can now be used to provide student classroom information, emergency contacts or special health conditions.
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