The software juggernaut from Redmond took a moment today to announce some new cheap portable machines from its manufacturing partners and publicize some of its efforts at creating software especially for young minds. "Whether igniting interest in STEM, learning in 3D, helping students of all abilities improve their reading, writing, and comprehension, or saving teachers time and helping them collaborate, we know technology has the power to unlock limitless learning".
Now, Microsoft is striking back against Google's domestic dominance, with a series of announcements created to make Windows PCs, Microsoft Office 365, and even the Minecraft video game sensation more appealing for education customers at home and overseas.
Lenovo 300e: a 2-in-1 convertible PC with pen support, starting at $279. Microsoft didn't provide any details about the hardware in any of the machines beside the Lenovo 100e or what software they'd be using, but we suspect they might be based on Intel Apollo Lake or Gemini Lake SoCs and run the Windows 10 S operating system. All four are spill resistant, ruggedized for students, and promise long battery life to avoid having wires all over the classroom.
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Speaking to EdSurge, Anthony Salcito, Microsoft's Vice President of Worldwide Education, said that the Windows devices can offer both teachers and students more room and variety of tools to use.
It was at this time a year ago that Microsoft took the wraps off four other educational units.
Next up, with Office 365 Education, Microsoft will add new features to further help students and educators use the software. The company is expanding mixed reality curriculum offerings thanks to a new partnership with WGBH's Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms project. Microsoft also is making Teams - its Slack competitor - accessible on iOS and Android, as part of its quest to make Teams the "digital hub for the classroom". The apps work with Microsoft HoloLens and will be rolled out across the year.
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PowerPoint will now allow teachers to record their lessons including slides, interactive ink, video, and narrations and publish to their Stream channel in Teams classrooms.
OneNote Class Notebook will now include assignment and grade integration with the most widely used School Information Systems in the UK. Microsoft is announcing a new update for Minecraft: Education Edition today which will start rolling out this Spring.
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