Today Angela Maiers and Choose2Matter, Inc. announced that it is collaborating with Microsoft to bring authentic, passion-driven learning to classrooms and communities around the world. Microsoft is excited to help accelerate Angela Maiers’ work to advance passion-based learning in schools and to celebrate the unique genius of every individual has had a profoundly positive impact on so many students and educators.
Last month, we announced the summer rollout of a number of top requested features for OneNote to Office 365 customers. That’s why today we put the OneNote Class Notebook app in the My Apps page for every teacher with Office 365 Education in the U.S. and made it accessible to them via a simple link with additional resources at onenote.com/classnotebook.
Certiport provides teachers an opportunity to prove mastery of OneNote by offering their Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) OneNote certification. According the blog by Certiport last week, “Microsoft certifications are valuable credentials to increase competence, productivity and credibility, while preparing teachers for success in the classroom.” The OneNote team is dedicated to furthering these goals by providing training and certification complimentary at the upcoming ISTE 2015 conference.
Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled Surface Hub, a new large-screen collaboration device that harnesses the power of Windows 10, Skype for Business, Office, OneNote and Windows universal apps to deliver a new kind of productivity experience for groups. Today, the Surface Hub team announced more details on how Surface Hub will come to market, including pricing and market availability.
Education has essentially been conducted in the same manner for thousands of years. A teacher passes on knowledge of a topic to the student and the student writes down the information. The student then studies the information to master the content. OneNote is the next step in the classroom evolution that hasn’t occurred in history.
The one thing my students carry with them at all times is their phones, so I often think of ways they can be used in the service of education. My students use a lot of apps they aren’t aware that can be used for learning—like Instagram for sharing photos and videos, Tumblr for digital vocabulary walls, SoundCloud for building an audio library and finally Office Lens for streamlining class work.
Since its inception, just over a year ago, the OneNote partner ecosystem has grown to include a wide variety of complimentary partner experiences that extend the power of OneNote to a range of apps, devices, and services, such as hardware and software scanners to mail apps, web clippers, news readers and tools to bridge the physical world of paper notebooks and whiteboards into OneNote’s digital universe.