Guest blog by Helen Gooch, Microsoft Innovative Educator: Maximize Classroom Potential with OneNote Class Notebook Creator

Guest blog by Helen Gooch, Microsoft Innovative Educator The OneNote Class Notebook Creator, the incredible app for education, is maximizing classroom potential and has educators I know exploding with excitement. The app provides true classroom collaboration, e-resource, student personalized workspace and notebooks that educators have been asking for since first discovering OneNote. If you haven't…


Sir Ken Robinson Speaks to Microsoft Innovative Educators about the Intersection of Creativity, Technology, and Humanity

Recently, we brought together some of the brightest educators and school leaders in the Americas at the Microsoft Global Forum in Miami, Florida from November 5-7. The 2014-2015 Class of Education Innovators were announced at the Forum. While there, educators explored new technology that has the potential to revolutionize both teaching and learning and to…


By Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education: 2014 Hour of Code: Helping Build a New Generation of Creators

Guest post by Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education It's Computer Science Education Week, and through Microsoft YouthSpark, we're celebrating as a lead supporter of the Hour of Code… one of the largest learning events giving more than 100 million students around the world their first taste of computer science and software engineering. Why…


By Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education: OneNote Class Notebooks Take on the World

By Anthony Salcito When Microsoft introduced OneNote more than a decade ago, we knew we were onto something that could transform the work of teaching and learning. Educators immediately understood its potential – and both teachers and students have reaped the benefits ever since. Fast-forward to 2014, and the new OneNote Class Notebook Creator takes…


OneNote Class Notebook Creator updated with top educator requests and new language support  

“The OneNote Class Notebook Creator can literally ‘blow your mind’ as an educator with its potential in schools.” —Kevin Sait, head of IT strategy for Wymondham High Academy Trust in Norfolk England, kevinsait.wordpress.com. Since the launch of the OneNote Class Notebook Creator just over two months ago, many schools like St. Thomas School have begun…

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Welcome to the new OneNote in Education blog!

Today’s post was written by Mike Tholfsen, program manager for the OneNote team. We are pleased to announce the inaugural entry for the OneNote in Education blog!  With the growing momentum of OneNote in education, we wanted to start this blog to have a dialog with the education community, as well as share ideas, resources,…

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By Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education: Office 365 ProPlus Benefit Now Available to Students and Educators Worldwide

By Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education It's officially the season of giving, and Microsoft is giving in a big way to teachers and students around the globe. I'm pleased to announce that the popular Office 365 ProPlus Benefit is now available worldwide to all students and educators. This means that any eligible organization…


Personalize Learning for Students with Special Education Needs Using Windows and Office including OneNote and Lync

Every student brings his or her own unique experiences, talents, and challenges into the classroom, including those students with special education needs. December 2nd marks Special Education Day in the U.S. – because each child's learning style is different, teachers must strive to support their students' unique learning styles while balancing the demands of larger…


Northern Future Forum: Reporting from Helsinki

Education reform in Europe – especially the Nordic countries — has produced impressive results for years, with case studies and PISA scores to prove it. So when these reformers get together to talk about the future of education, it's a discussion worth listening to. Last month, Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb hosted the Northern Future…


We're on Our Way in Moving from the Pencil to Personal Technology for Testing – Online Assessment in the United States

Almost everyone remembers taking an exam on paper, filling in your multiple-choice answer selection in the oval bubbles with a No. 2 pencil. Ah, the good old days. Before the widespread availability of personal technology we did most of our learning (and teaching) with the most advanced technologies available – paper and pencil. While definitely…