Tag: Extra Credits

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Extra Credits: Some notes on paperless penmanship from a school leader

Rob Dickson (@showmerob), who directs instructional technology for Omaha Public Schools, shares his experience as a daily note taker who has moved himself and his district into a digital world with OneNote: Writing notes is not bad - I still do it, just differently. It is how I retain knowledge more efficiently. But having this analog process creates barriers. Think about... Read more

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Report: More K-12 schools in US taking advantage of affordable Windows devices

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. A new report shows more and more K-12 schools throughout the United States are choosing Windows devices and opening the doors to all Microsoft has to offer. Our team at Microsoft Education is both encouraged and humbled to see this amazing... Read more

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Extra Credits: Hour of Code is just the start for this youth leader and her community

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. In today’s edition of Extra Credits, the Official Microsoft Blog concludes an exciting Computer Science Education Week by sharing a conversation with 4-H youth leader Nora Medina. Nora, from Quincy High School in central Washington state,... Read more

Extra Credits: College student excels academically with accessible technologies

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. In today’s edition of Extra Credits, the Microsoft Accessibility Blog shares the story of Veronica, a college student with low vision who uses accessibility capabilities in Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10 to excel academically. Like the... Read more

Extra Credits: Student promotes inclusivity with technology as his voice

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. In today's edition of Extra Credits, the Microsoft Accessibility Blog shares the story of Justin, a college student with athetoid cerebral palsy. Like the other individuals featured in the ongoing Inclusion in Action series , Justin is... Read more

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Extra Credits: How students are transforming their lives with accessible technology

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. Before last summer, Mitra Niknam recalls, her eight-year-old son felt like there was a part of the world he couldn’t access. She wanted Andrew to have as much opportunity as everyone else to bring his perspective and creativity into his... Read more