Japan’s progress on infusing technology into the classroom

It’s been just about a year since I first visited Japan (see earlier blog post here).  What intrigues me about Japan is that the country has a very technology rich society, but the school systems are technology resistant, especially at the K-12 level. I would put Russia and France in the same category. These three…


IE9 as a reading platform

If you haven’t already checked out the new Internet Explorer 9 beta…first off, I encourage you to go to http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/ to explore the potential for the new web browser. I’ve often talked about the potential for technology in reading, and we’ve seen the potential for digital reading on devices like the iPad and Kindle, and…


Introducing Our First Tech Student of the Month – Daniel Van Tassel

Today we start a new “Tech Student of the Month” profile to feature a student whom we feel is doing something rather extraordinary using the Microsoft platform and toolset to develop software. For December we have selected Daniel Van Tassel, an exceptional senior at the University of Utah who is majoring in computer science. To…


SharePoint Governance

Wael A. Kabli is an experienced in SharePoint Architecture, Design, Planning, Infrastructure, Development, Governance, Operations, disaster recovery, portal culture, employees’ productivities, enhanced work places and create companies external presence. This list brings together his articles on SharePoint governance: Introduction – How to keep your house clean People, Teams, Roles and Responsibilities People teams, roles and…

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Helping Reform Los Angeles Schools

I am excited to see what the new year brings to Mendez High School in East Los Angeles. We recently adopted the Engineering & Technology and Math & Science schools on the campus and gave them over $1 million to buy new software and hardware to provide them with the means to create a replicable…


A Tale of Two Schools – Cape Town, South Africa

When I was in Cape Town, South Africa for the Worldwide Innovation Education Forum (IEF), I had the opportunity, along with the other 550 teachers and education leaders who participated in the event, to visit two South African schools and to hear about the challenges and successes of the education system there. We got to…


How to update multiple SMTP addresses using PowerShell

 Hello out there in Live@EDU land!!  Recently I have had several requests for more information on updating multiple SMTP addresses via PowerShell.  In response I have put together a short video that outlines the guidance given on help.outlook.com and shows you how to put that to use in the real world.  The video will cover…


Live Blog of the Imagine Cup Student Competition: 9am EDT with Student Insider Patrick Godwin

Join us for a live blog of Imagine Cup Community Showcase Monday 26 April 2010 at 9am EDT. Special guests and speakers include James Cameron (Avatar and Titanic), Karen Cator, Direction of Educational Technology at the US Dept of Education Anthony Salcito, Microsoft VP of Education worldwide, and Craig Mundie, Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy…


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Blio Reader Lets You Take Notes

Let me introduce you to my new favorite program… The Blio eReading application that Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CIO, demonstrated earlier this year has finally released.  The free application presents eBooks just like the printed version, in full color, and unlike other readers I have evaluated lets you take notes. Another great feature is that it…

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