Education Ideas To Support Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2018

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2018 is fast approaching on May 17th and will the be the seventh year this day is celebrated. The focus is on an audience encouraging the design of technology (both software and hardware) that will be more accessible to every end user, including those with disabilities. To support this day, Microsoft…

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Artificial Intelligence In The Classroom

This article first appeared in the Interface Magazine March 2018 edition and has been republished with the kind permission of the editors of Interface. You can see the rest of the great articles here. It is an exercise in stating the obvious to say we are living in a rapidly changing world, where technology is…

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Video: Creating Inclusive Classrooms

This morning I watched Mike Tholfsen’s recent webinar earlier in January with Operation Diversity where he spoke about the power of creating inclusive classrooms through the Microsoft Education tools, specifically the Learning Tools / Immersive Reader found across a range of the Office365 products. The entire video is worth watching above, but I’ve pulled out some of the key…

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The Future Of OneNote In Education

Mike Tholfsen – The Future of OneNote in Education from Jared DeCamp on Vimeo. For anyone that oversees the use of technology for eLearning in their school, this video is well worth watching. In it, Mike Tholfsen does a great job going over the current, new and future features of OneNote with a specific focus on how it can be used…

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Making A Difference With Accessibility

I’ve blogged previously about my observation that accessibility is at the heart of product design at Microsoft, particularly in the Windows 10 and Office 365 product suites. This morning I read a great blog post from the Microsoft Australia Education team:   Making a difference – NSW Education and Office 365 changing school culture. It’s…

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Accessibility Is At The HEART Of Microsoft & Office365

Recently I’ve been working with a partner that has a school for deaf and hearing impaired students as a customer. It’s been really interesting exploring how technology is used in environments like this, where the need for video communication to enable sign language is paramount. As a result, I’ve been digging into the accessibility options…

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Supporting The Literacy of ALL Learners With Learning Tools

One of the most popular features of OneNote Class Notebooks was the “Learning Tools” which have enabled students of all abilities to process content more easily: The Learning Tools for OneNote help everyone improve their reading and writing skills, including gifted learners, students with learning differences or a combination of any of the broad range…

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