Earlier this month we introduced a set of focused educational products and services, designed to empower the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. Our new Windows experience, Windows 10 S, is central to that mission and powers a range of devices for the K-12 Classroom, as well as the sleek Surface device for college students, Surface Laptop.
Our announcements were supported by our app partners, who have created great educational experiences that you can learn about and download below. We also wanted to share some of their thoughts on what May’s education event meant and what the future holds for teachers and students pursuing 21st-century learning.
GeoGebra is free dynamic mathematics software, for all levels of education, that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. Interactive learning, teaching and evaluation resources created with GeoGebra can be shared and used by everyone. Get the app here.
“STEM education isn’t what it used to be. Our partnership enables us to put the power of dynamic mathematics into the hands of millions of K-20 students and teachers. With the announcement of Windows 10S, this number has increased exponentially. Inquiry, ingenuity and innovation through GeoGebra, on Windows 10, in OneNote offers learning – anytime, anywhere.”
– Stephen Jull, CFO, GeoGebra
Complete Anatomy is an anatomy learning platform. With innovative, state-of-the-art tools, 3D recordings with audio and moving muscles, you can free yourself and elevate anatomy learning in an entirely new way. Get the app here.
“Our vision is to transform medical learning and, as such, it was wonderful to see the versatility of Complete Anatomy in different environments – how it shone on the Surface Laptop and how the intuitive Surface Dial allowed for seamless and effortless control.”
– Robert Cairnduff, COO, 3D4Medical
Kortext offers online and offline access to key textbooks from multiple publishers, combined with a set of tools that provides the user with further functionality beyond the traditional textbook. Get the app here.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Microsoft’s development teams to unlock new capabilities around the UWP platform. Microsoft have been a terrific partner and we will continue to work together to bring new and innovative experiences to students around the world.”
– John Kasumovic, Chief Technology Officer, Kortext
Sensavis is an interactive, visual learning tool that empowers the educator by making it easy to visualize the abstract and explain the complex. Vivid, interactive visualizations can capture the students’ interest and increase motivation. Get the app here.
“Microsoft’s new strategy with Windows 10 S and affordable laptops will enable all schools to let students collaborate, create, and engage in activities involving social and content interaction. These activities promote higher-order thinking that fosters knowledge and 21st century skills. Sensavis is proud to be one of the selected partners.”
– Roger Blomqvist, Director North and Latin America, Sensavis
Powerful programming features, based on the “Scratch” programming language, allow you to control your Ohbot Robot either physically, or by using the Ohbot simulator. You can make Ohbot track your face and use text speech to program Ohbot to be a poet, actor or rapper with full lip synchronization. Get the app here.
“Ohbot is designed to help kids learn programming and encourage them to experiment and use their imagination. We were delighted to demonstrate Ohbot through the Microsoft Education event and are excited about getting Ohbot into the hands of more students through our partnership with Microsoft and its Windows 10 S initiative. ”
– Mat Walker, Founder, Ohbot
Edmodo takes learning beyond the classroom by providing a free, safe place for teachers and students to connect and collaborate – anytime, anywhere. Join the world’s largest K-12 social learning network and get the app here.
“We are very pleased with Microsoft’s growing commitment to education. Edmodo has integrated deeply with Microsoft’s educational offerings, including Office Online with a one-click assignment workflow, One Drive, SDS, and more. These integrations, along with the recently announced affordable laptops and Windows 10 S, have given meaningful choices to educators everywhere.”
– Manish Kothari, General Manager, Institutions, Edmodo
The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is an advanced simulator designed to enhance the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® experience. A learning tool for classroom and competitive robotics, the VRT is easy to use. Get the app here.
“Cogmation robotics is excited to partner with Microsoft and share their commitment to excellence in providing increased opportunities for students all over the world to learn and grow in STEM education. The combination of Windows 10 and our Virtual Robotics Toolkit enables all kids to learn through virtual robot games.”
– Tim Shea, CEO, Cogmation
Edsby is a comprehensive learning and analytics platform for K-12, giving you the opportunity to engage students, parents and teachers on all of their devices. Edsby enables personalized learning experiences and helps facilitate digital transformation. Get the app here.
“Microsoft’s EDU Launch event in New York City was amazing in how it pulled together such a breadth of offerings that cut across so many groups within and outside the company, including the Windows team, the Surface team, the O365 team, the education team and, of course, a wonderful set of partner solutions. Incredible scope and scale!”
– John Myers, CEO, Edsby
BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials. BrainPOP Featured Movie enables you to watch a different animated movie each day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz. Get the app here.
School-provided devices and connectivity help offer all students equal access to unique learning opportunities. Supporting teachers in their efforts to propel students along their learning paths is core to our mission at BrainPOP.”
– Din Heiman, COO and General Manager, BrainPOP
TiViTz is an interactive math and strategy game for students in grades K-8. TiViTz engages kids’ strategic thinking and basic computation skills as they maneuver their game pieces to land at the numbered score goals, producing equations with the highest possible answers. Get the app here.
Learning has changed. Formal, informal, anytime, anywhere. These latest offerings are a symbol of Microsoft’s deep commitment to creating exceptional learning experiences for all students. As a game-based learning system, TiViTz is honored to be a member of the dedicated community of Microsoft partners who are transforming education.
– Siobhan Mullen, CEO, TiViTz
Working together with our partners, we truly believe technology can empower both teachers and students to create the world of tomorrow.