by Ovi Barcelo Expert Educator Columnist, Spain One of the best things I have gotten from apps is the chance to meet some of their developers. Apps now are everywhere, even in the classroom, and we can say so because this new ecosystem has socialized the development of software. Now, (almost) everybody can be an app developer and even achieve great success in the digital world. The coding part is not very difficult and the tools provided by the big companies are user-friendly, in most cases. On this point, I want to highlight Microsoft’s Project Siena (pictured above). This is remarkable in that it is an app to create apps. This simple blank canvas is the typical drag-and-drop environment. With everyday updates, Project Siena allows all kind of users to develop their own apps.
by Minnia Feng MSEN Community Manager In today’s classroom, many things may be digitized and live on a screen, but there’s still an undeniable value in the power of exploring ideas through writing. With inking, this was made possible in the digital realm, but what about if you’re leading a brainstorm session with your kids in class and capture some amazing ideas on a whiteboard or chalkboard that you don’t want to lose? Enter Office Lens for OneNote.
by Minnia Feng, MSEN Community Manager “Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the 21st century we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens.” Former President of the United States Bill Clinton made these remarks 20 years ago on International Literacy Day. The words were true then and are even truer now as the world faces more and more difficult challenges.