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If you haven't heard the recent announcement that Office 365 for Education will be FREE (plan A2), let me be the first to share! This means schools can begin taking advantage of Lync, Sharepoint Online, Exchange, Office Web Apps and MORE COMPLETELY FREE!!! Take a look, you won't be dissapointed. Over 20 of our most popular tools and teacher resources, all in one place.Learning Suite by Microsoft is a set of innovative applications for education that create a robust, creative and collaborative learning environment for students and educators. It includes a new, integrated interface that lets you access all these applications in one place, where they are grouped around four categories aligned to how you work. It makes managing your tools simpler for Microsoft Windows® 7 and Office.

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pptPlex 1. What is pptPlex? 2. How do I install it? 3. Is this the same software Bill Gates demoed at the Microsoft CEO Summit 2008? Blog on the Go With the Free Posterous Android App Posterous is one of my favorite blogging platforms for classroom use because it is very easy for teachers to create a blog and it is very easy for students to contribute to that blog. (For step by step directions on creating a Posterous blog please read this tutorial on Free Technology for Teachers ). Recently I started using the Posterous Android app on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet and discovered a couple of things that I really like about using the free app. The first thing you’ll notice when you use the Posterous Android app is that it really cleans-up the blogging interface.

15 Free Language Learning Resources Online In our increasingly global culture, being able to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds is quickly becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re learning English as a second language, or broadening your horizons with Spanish, Russian, Chinese, or Swahili, there is a site out there with free lessons you can access from the comfort of your own home! Here’s a list of free online language learning resources we thought were particularly helpful: Livemocha – With over 11 million members, Livemocha offers both free and paid language courses in over 25 different languages. There is couple of great things about Livemocha’s approach to online learning. First is the fact that they’ve teamed up with a couple of educational powerhouses, Pearson Education and Collins bilingual dictionaries.

ZoomIt Introduction ZoomIt is a screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image. I wrote ZoomIt to fit my specific needs and use it in all my presentations. ZoomIt works on all versions of Windows and you can use pen input for ZoomIt drawing on tablet PCs.

Top 10 Sites for Creating Digital Music Digital Music is music that employs electronic musical instruments and electronicmusic technology in its production (Wikipedia). Ever since I started exploring creating music on the computer w/ Garageband I've come to love how easy it is to implement it into education. Students can use it to create soundtracks to movies, mix their favorite songs, and even record their own voice. Below is my list of top 10 sites for creating/mixing digital music. Top 10 Sites for Creating Digital Music The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below. The 21st century teacher should be able to : 1- Create and edit digital audio Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Free Audio Tools for Teachers 2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : A List of Best Bookmarking Websites for Teachers 3- Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : Great Tools to Create Protected Blogs and Webpages for your Class

2012 US Forum Level 100: Microsoft Digital Literacy This curriculum, available both online and offline, helps educators develop a fundamental understanding of computers and productivity software. These courses help them get the essential skills they need to begin computing with confidence. The Standard Curriculum features five courses that cover computer basics: Using the Internet, Using Productivity Programs, Security, Privacy and Digital Lifestyles. The Advanced Curriculum features four courses, including Creating an Email Account, Creating a Great Resume, Searching for Content on the Web, and Social Networking. While not specific to the education context, the Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum can be a great place to start when new to computing or to productivity applications. - Top 100 Sites of 2011 0 Comments November 23, 2011 By: David Kapuler Nov 23 Written by: 11/23/2011 3:54 AM

Desktops Introduction Desktops allows you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops. Read email on one, browse the web on the second, and do work in your productivity software on the third, without the clutter of the windows you're not using.