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Going Green - Paperless Classrooms
 
March 2014
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Lia
 
 
LIA'S MESSAGE:
Hi Everyone,
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
 
 
 
Highlights
 
Sneak Peek: Barcelona 2014 Highlights Video. Stay tuned for our April Global Forum Edition and get started on your application for next year today!
 
Congratulations to Owen Fortosky -PiL Innovative School Winner 2013 for your recent Learning Partnership Canada's Outstanding Principal Award
 
See how Calvin Armstrong and Appleby College create paperless classrooms with OneNote and SharePoint. Learn more.
 
Microsoft "Tech Talks" - Field Trip Factory. Register Today!
 
Hall Monitor App for Windows 8 Tablets. Get the APP Today!.
 
 
 
 
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Hot Topics
 
 
 
Sneak Peek: Barcelona 2014 Highlights Video
 
Check out the 2014 Microsoft Education Forum highlights and start thinking about your project for next year today.

Watch the video now!

 
 
 
Spotlights & Best Practices
 

  TEACHER SPOTLIGHT
 
 
Calvin Armstrong
 
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. Learn more
 

  SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT
 
 
Appleby College
 
Appleby College represented Canada at the Global Forum in Barcelona, Spain March 11-14, 2014. Check out their application and see why they have been selected as a Microsoft Mentor School for 2014. Appleby Hot topics on Partners in Learning include Peering inside the Black Box of Classroom Learning and Calluses, Bruises and Breakthroughs..Our Experience setting up OneNote/SharePoint as our virtual learning environment Congratulations to all staff and students at Appleby College.

To Learn More, go to Applebyís YouTube Play List

 
 
 
Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship
 
SAIT, located in Calgary sent three students from their Polytechnicís Administrative Information Management (AIM) diploma program to represent Canada at the 2013 Microsofts Office Specialist World Championship in Washington, DC.

Read more to see why SAIT was so successful in this competition
 
 
 
 
Educational Programs
 
 
 
21st Century Learning Design (21CLD)
 
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/)

Get the APP Today!
 
 
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Training Offer & Events
 
 
In-Person
 
 
Microsoft "Tech Talks" - Field Trip Factory
 
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?
 
 
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Online
 
 
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 April 11th
 
 
 
virtual webinars
 
VIRTUAL WEBINARS
 
MICROSOFT INNOVATIVE SCHOOL
 
TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY
 
Windows in classroom
 
WINDOWS IN THE CLASSROOM
 
21st Century
 
21ST CENTURY LEARNING DESIGN
 
 
 
 
Microsoft Tools for Education
 
 
 
Hall Monitor App for Windows 8 Tablets
 
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. Get the APP Today!
 
 
Microsoft Store Learning Suite Kinect for Windows SkyDrive Office 365
 
 
 
Additional Resources
 
ChronoZoom   Find the Right Device for You   Learning and OneNote
 
 
 
 
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