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Office Web Apps will be made available through the institutions’ Live@edu programs for K-20 in 2010. These are lightweight versions of familiar Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) delivered through the browser, allowing faculty, staff and students to access and collaborate on documents from virtually anywhere.
MSDN Academic Alliance offers the simplest and most-inexpensive way to provide the latest Microsoft software to labs, classrooms, and PCs used by students studying science and technology in your institutions. It provides access to all the latest Microsoft developer tools, servers, and platforms in a single, comprehensive package which simplifies licensing, deployment and staying current with software updates. It helps faculty, and the network managers who support them, better prepare students for their future careers by removing obstacles to accessing the latest technology. There are two subscription types—Developer AA for Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) departments, and Designer AA for Visualization Illustration Design and Art (VIDA) departments.
Provides for the authoring and rendering of semantically-rich chemistry information in Word 2007 documents.
Find most relevant and top ranked papers by keywords: e.g. social graph, etc.
Microsoft PowerPivot is a data analysis add-in that delivers unmatched computational power directly within Microsoft Excel 2010. Gives users the power to create compelling self-service BI Solutions, facilitates sharing and collaboration on user-generated BI Solutions in Sharepoint Server 2010 environmnet.
Photosynth takes your photos, mashes them together and recreates a 3D scene out of them that anyone can view and move around in. Different than static photos and video, Photosynth allows you to explore details of places, objects, and events unlike any other media. You can’t stop video, move around and zoom in to check out the smallest details, but with Photosynth you can. And you can’t look at a photo gallery and immediately see the spatial relation between the photos, but with Photosynth you can.
Microsoft Semblio allows faculty to create rich, immersive learning environments that are highly interactive and foster exploratory learning that faculty can customize, and that promotes collaboration.
Microsoft Math Worksheet Generator generates multiple math problems based on a sample, then creates a worksheet that you can distribute.
Microsoft Education labs is a place where you can tinker with all sorts of toys and gadgets, explore new possibilities, and chat with others about new ideas for the education sector. The prototypes and ideas on this site are incubation projects and aren’t actual products or features from the Microsoft Education Group. However, they are steps to the future of Education and we would like you to be part of the innovation. New ideas will pop up all the time, so check back often.
Faculty Connection is the site to support your institutions technical faculty who have chosen—or are considering including—Microsoft technology in their curriculum. Through the Faculty Connection site Microsoft provides these features:
· Academic Resource Center: Offers the academic value proposition of Microsoft technologies, reduces the barriers to adoption, and makes training available to all faculty.
· Software Access: Extends the MSDN Academic Alliance to faculty beyond member institutions.
· Connection (Forums and Events): Creates a network of peers that enables faculty members to build on each other’s successes, share their knowledge and concerns, find experts they can trust, and break through the issues they face.
The Partners in Learning Network is the next generation of our popular site, the Innovative Teachers Network (ITN). The Network provides Educators with the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in their local region and around the globe. Members can create professional development communities around a common theme, upload their best practices to share, engage with others around key conversations, and focus in on a hot topic such as dropout prevention or career development.
Connects teachers with their peers in your country and around the world to share great ideas, exchange content and create virtual project teams.
Learning Resources
Provides for the ability for teachers to find created and tested education content such as Virtual Classroom Tours (VCTs), Lesson Plans and Quick Ideas that you can use in your classroom right now.
Allows Teachers to take part in discussions on hot education topics, ask questions, and get the answers you need to positively impact your teaching and professional growth
Microsoft Institute provides a unique professional development experience that will provide Education Institutions with tools and resources to create and support innovative environments and organizations. Based on key learning’s of Microsoft initiatives, this program will give you new ideas to implement in your organizations, district, classroom, or workplace.
Microsoft DreamSpark gives your currently registered students at recognized tertiary institutions access to professional-level developer and designer tools , at no charge, to support and advance their learning through technical design, technology, math, science and engineering activities.
Through this offering Microsoft hopes to empower students with the developer tools they need during their academic experience and the skills they will need after graduation to realize their career goals and actively contribute to their local and national economy.
Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input.
Education Labs is a place where you can tinker will all sorts of toys and gadgets, explore new possibilities, and chat with others about new ideas for the education sector.
Microsoft Student Lounge is the Microsoft online community for technology students. It creates a venue to engage in transparent, and direct dialogue with the community, including students, developers, customers, and people who just love technology. Through Microsoft Student Lounge, students get a place to communicate, share ideas, work on projects, and just have fun while they reach across barriers and boundaries. It provides the tools and resources students need to achieve their personal and professional goals.
The Microsoft IT Academy Program gives institutions the ability to train and certify faculty and students on Microsoft technologies and connect them to the job market. The program engages students and instructors from the start of their IT experience, and creates the opportunity for life-long learning for personal growth and professional development throughout their careers. Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum, Microsoft software and resources, and discounted Microsoft certification exams. Microsoft IT Academy may be added to your Campus Agreement or purchased individually.
Whether you are new to technology or a seasoned IT Professional, through Elevate America, Microsoft can help you get the skills, training and certification needed to compete in today’s technology driven workforce.
Microsoft Learning builds innovative learning products that enable you to make the most of your investment in Microsoft technology. We offer a diverse range of products—including classroom training, e-learning, certification, Microsoft Press books, skills assessments, and more—to serve the needs of customers and partners worldwide. Through cutting-edge technology and world-class training, we provide the tools to help you fulfill your potential.