Windows 8 for K-12: Improving Educational Outcomes

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Tuesday February 19, 2013

1 pm EST / 10 am PST

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Windows 8 creates a new learning experience to:

• help schools improve educational outcomes

• bring learning to life for students

• prepare students for the future

Learn first-hand from Cincinnati Country Day School how they’re using Windows 8 to drive richer learning experiences and how it’s facilitating their 1:1 computing initiative.

Windows 8 is Microsoft Windows re-imagined - with a new generation of devices and applications that bring incredible innovation to teaching and learning,. It's an all-new touch interface; it's an all-new Windows for new devices. It’s cloud connected and loaded with familiar, new and popular apps. It’s safe and secure. It’s easy to manage. It’s a great education desktop experience – wherever, whenever.

During this session you’ll learn about the new possibilities Windows 8 brings to education and how it can change teaching and learning looking at a real world implementation. Specifically, learn how you can use Windows 8 to:

• Drive innovation and make learning personal

• Connect in entirely new ways – through built-in apps, Windows To Go and the cloud

• Drive immersion in learning through live tiles and a full range of education apps

• Enjoy flexibility built-in with the convenience of a tablet and the productivity of a PC

• Do more, worry less with a more secure learning experience wherever you choose to work

Experiencing is believing.


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Robert Baker, Director of Technology at Cincinnati Country Day School

Also Presenting:

Steve Scholz, Technology Specialist, US Education, Microsoft Corporation



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Infographic: Windows 8 Education Apps

These comprehensive charts illustrate how many of the leading Windows 8 educational apps fit within Bloom's Taxonomy—a foundational classification of various learning objectives and domains that educators set for students—across the K-12 curriculum.

Districts Adopt Windows 8

Microsoft Corp. today announced that 10 K–12 school districts and higher-education institutions have signed on to use Windows 8 for more than 540,000 students and faculty to prepare students for futures in college and careers.