Education Insights

Education news, trends, and highlights by Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

Travels to New Zealand and the state of education

New Zealand is in the midst of lots of changes. Some of it is politically driven but most of it is...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 08/14/2012

U.S. Teachers Leading a Learning Revolution

I was excited to be able to attend the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 U.S. Forum last week in...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 08/08/2012

Congratulations to the Imagine Cup 2012 Winners!

I wish I could be in two places at once, but it was physically impossible for me to be in Australia...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 07/16/2012

2012 Microsoft Education Partner of the Year -- Dell

This week, I’m in Toronto for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). As always,...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 07/11/2012

Teachers share their excitement for Office 365 for education at ISTE

Last week, I attended ISTE in San Diego to help celebrate the launch of Office 365 for education....

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 07/03/2012

Office 365 for education – a game changer for teaching and learning

The cloud and online learning are key trends and opportunities to transform education today. And...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 06/27/2012

Microsoft and Dell empower students with accessible technology and training

Early in my career at Microsoft, I was inspired to see how accessible technology empowered and...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 06/14/2012

More than 4.5 million Catholic School Students to Receive Microsoft Office 365 for Education

Sharing my blog post from The Official Microsoft Blog... Today, the Catholic International Education...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 05/24/2012

New online safety features coming in Windows 8

It’s a fact of life that students increasingly are looking to the Web to consume information...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 05/23/2012

Thank a Teacher

We hear so much about what is wrong with the education in the U.S., but I know this week we can get...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 05/08/2012

Microsoft's new investment in the future of digital reading

We are excited about the opportunity digital reading has to provide new avenues for personalized...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 04/30/2012

India Ministry Selects Live@Edu in Microsoft’s Largest Cloud Deployment Ever to 7.5 Million People

This week, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) branch of India’s Ministry of...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 04/12/2012

Talking about gaming and learning at SXSWedu

Last week, I had the chance to attend the 2nd annual SXSWedu event. It was a great time for...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 03/12/2012

Recommendations for Providing Accessible Technology for Students to Enhance Personalized Learning

We believe that everyone should have access to technology. One way Microsoft is helping to transform...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 03/01/2012

The Time is Now to Move to Competency-based Teacher Professional Development

At the recent Education World Forum in London, UNESCO’s Director General Irena Bokova created...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 02/26/2012

Microsoft technology preserving local languages and cultures

As I travel around the world meeting people that dedicate their life to teaching and bringing 21st...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 02/23/2012

Will the year 2012 prove to be a turning point for education? There’s certainly an...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 01/18/2012

Cool new devices for schools at CES

I’m back in the office after a quick trip to Las Vegas for CES. I love to walk the show floor...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 01/17/2012

Join the new Partners in Learning Network today and start spreading ideas to improve education worldwide

I’m delighted to officially announce the launch of our revamped Partners in Learning Network...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 01/10/2012

The importance on assessing students’ 21st century skills, not just math, science and reading

(Cross-post from the Microsoft EMEA Press Centre blog.) This week, Microsoft is taking part in the...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 01/10/2012

One of the things I love about the Bing toolbar is the translation service that uses Microsoft...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 01/04/2012

Rethinking Innovation in Education

I had the pleasure of attending the Worldwide Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), held in Doha,...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 12/16/2011

18 of the world's most innovative teaching projects

As I’ve said before, the highlight of my year is attending the Partners in Learning Innovative...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 12/14/2011

Talking about technology access on Rainmakers.TV

Back in September, I had the opportunity to attend the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 12/01/2011

Live@edu Tops 22M Users, Grows 100 Percent Year Over Year

(Sharing my blog post today from the Official Microsoft Blog) Today, I’m pleased to announce...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 11/16/2011

Celebrating the world's most innovative & inspiring teachers

I’m excited to be in Washington, D.C. this week among more than 700 of the most talented...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 11/08/2011

Expanding Partners in Learning to Higher Education

The Partners in Learning program is a flagship program for Microsoft's work in education, and one of...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 11/06/2011

Working with UNESCO to help teachers use technology in their classrooms

One of the things on the mind of government officials and education leaders around the world is how...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 11/03/2011

The Kinect Effect in Education

As a gamer and someone who's excited about the potential for gamification in education and the way...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 10/31/2011

Leveraging SharePoint for your LMS

As schools and teachers continue to use digital assets for collaboration, homework assignments, and...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 10/19/2011

Celebrating the most innovative schools on World Teacher’s Day

In celebration of World Teachers’ Day, I’m excited to congratulate the 2012 class of...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 10/05/2011

Microsoft Commits to Bring Digital Access and Skills Training to 1M U.S. Students

Yesterday, I had the privilege of combining my personal passion with my profession on stage at the...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 09/21/2011

Remembering heroes on 9/11

As an American and a New Yorker, the impact of the events on 9/11 has certainly had a deep personal...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 09/11/2011

Microsoft Education Partner Interview: Cambridge University Press

I started the conversation a few days ago about the evolution of digital publishing in education. As...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 08/24/2011

Microsoft Education Partner Interview: Tribal

One of the things schools are increasingly looking towards is the use of technology and data to...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 08/23/2011

Microsoft Education Partner Interview: SunGard

As technology in higher education continues to evolve and become more mission critical to operations...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 08/22/2011

What new devices mean to the world of publishing in education

One of the most exciting trends happening in education today is the evolution of digital publishing....

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 08/18/2011

Innovative Teaching & Learning Research Project

During my visits I often have the great fortune of seeing best practices truly transforming schools...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 08/12/2011

New assistive learning technologies removing communication barriers on Windows 7

Technology is having a transformative impact around the world. I wanted to share another great...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 08/11/2011

Microsoft announces $15M R&D focus on next-generation learning models, plus resources for students & teachers

UPDATED July 18th at 8:00 a.m. PT with URL to White House press release. Recognizing it will take...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 07/17/2011

2011 Microsoft Education Partner of the Year -- Desire2Learn

I’ve spent some time in Los Angeles this week at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 07/14/2011

Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 helping schools save money and make 1:1 computing real

In my 19 years at Microsoft, I've never seen a product evolve as much as Microsoft MultiPoint Server...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 07/12/2011

Vote now for this year's Imagine Cup People's Choice Award

In just about two weeks, more than 400 students from 70 countries will travel to New York City to...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 06/28/2011

Kinect in education…open for ideas and exploration with the new SDK

I’ve previously talked about my excitement over games-based learning and natural user...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 06/23/2011

Making access to technology a reality via Shape the Future

One of the initiatives I'm most proud of is the work we do around Shape the Future. It's really all...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 06/14/2011

Update from the road...Education in Greece, France and Sweden

A quick update from on the road… I've been traveling a lot recently to both help Microsoft...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 06/07/2011

More fun and learning with Ribbon Hero 2

One of my favorite things that Microsoft has created is Ribbon Hero. This free download and tool...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 06/06/2011

#ThanksTeach Celebrates Microsoft’s Support of Teachers

At Microsoft, we believe that education can change the world. We recognize that teachers play a...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 05/03/2011

Celebrate Pi Day By Giving Microsoft Math 4.0 A Try

We know math is a universal need in education...and also a major source of frustration for students....

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 03/14/2011

Microsoft's Global Education Partner Summit

I have had a great time connecting with our education partners the last two weeks. Last week, we had...

Author: Anthony Salcito Date: 02/18/2011

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