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Don't miss this Thursday's ITA webinar: Making Learning Come Alive with Office 365 in the Classroom - Register today!

With just two webinars remaining in the 2013-14 series, we've lined up two fantastic speakers you won't want to miss....

Thursday, April 10: Making Learning Come Alive with Office 365 in the Classroom

 Discover how Office 365 is changing the way teachers work with students through new ways to communicate, collaborate and create.  Mark Garcia, Cloud Architect for Microsoft US Education, will step us through classroom based scenarios including co-authoring, lecture capture, storing and more, demoing Office 365 along the way.  Find out how IT Academy is providing teachers the Microsoft Office curriculum, lesson plans, and certification exams to teach and use Office 365 as well as the curriculum students can use to build their Office skills. 

Thursday, May 8: 1 to 1 Learning and IT Academy Program Road Ahead
 Are we into the next phase of 1-to-1 yet? Should we stop calling it 1-to-1? What if you’re just starting out – what should you watch for and expect? If you’re in a mature program, what is the 4 year slump and could it be happening to your school? What questions should teachers ask themselves when they’re designing units for their device-equipped students? Author Pamela Livingston started researching 1-to-1 in 2004 when she was running a laptop program and researching a book. She’s kept up with developments through two editions of her book “1-to-1 Learning: Laptop Programs That Work” plus writing, blogging, tweeting and visiting many schools in the U.S. and internationally. Join in a conversation on 1-to-1, “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and more. In addition get a sneak peek into the IT Academy program’s road ahead.

Don’t miss out—take a moment to register for both live virtual events today!

MOAC Print Books—Did You Know?

 Did you know ITA members can purchase print versions of MOAC student ebooks? Print books are durable, efficient student aids in the lab, and all texts available in digital format with your membership also are available at a 50% discount. MOS 2010 and 2013 titles also are bundled with the WileyPLUS online teaching and learning environment and practice tests. See “Additional resources from Wiley” on the MOAC tab for product and ordering information.

 Purchase 25 or more MOS 2010 or 2013 print books for your lab and receive Wiley OfficeGrader at no additional charge. The OfficeGrader program automatically grades your students’ Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access projects. It scores them, marks them up, and reports the results. Video demos are available in “Additional resources from Wiley” on the MOAC tab. To order, use the promotion code on the order form on the MOAC tab.

In Other News...

New Digital Literacy course teaches coding basics with TouchDevelop

 “Build Your First App” – a free two-hour eCourse – has launched on the Digital Literacy website as the newest addition to the Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum. Students start on a path to learning computer science and are inspired to use Microsoft tools and platforms as they build their first apps.

  • Learn the layout and elements of the TouchDevelop programming environment, and create your own account.
  • Learn programming principles that apply across all target devices – including lines of code, loops, variables, and conditional statements.
  • Create physics-based games that include sprites, touch input, and use of a device’s accelerometer.

Rally Your Students to Compete in the 2014 MOS World Championship!

All students have a chance to show off their Microsoft Office skills at the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) National and World Championships, this June and July. To qualify to participate in the MOS U.S. National Championship, a U.S. student (age 13-22) must pass one of the following exams before May 2, 2014:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2007 Exam
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2007 Exam
  • Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2007 Exam
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2010 Exam
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2010 Exam
  • Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2010 Exam

The top five students in each of these exam tracks (based on exam score/time) will be invited to compete in the MOS U.S. National Championship in Atlanta, GA, June 20-22. Top students from around the world will be invited to represent their country and compete in the World Championship in Anaheim, California, July 27-30. 

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