Microsoft recently said it supplied Office 365 to 1.1 million students in the New York City Public Schools as part of its education initiative.
The free Office 365 ProPlus available to teachers and students will enable them to make up to five downloads of the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, Publisher and access to OneDrive cloud storage. Students and teachers can also download Office to 5 additional smartphones or tablets and enjoy the editing capabilities of Office apps for iPad.
Students and teachers can use Office apps and add-ins like Office Mix to record and publish class lectures. Lync can be used to communicate with other classrooms — instantaneously. This apart, OneNote enables teachers to share lesson plans, class notes, photos, and ideas on any device.
Microsoft, in a recent blog, said the classroom assignments will not be confined to classrooms as it has free at-home access for the students. Students can create, collaborate and are free to research at anytime.
The educators can create and review assignments and can access student’s progress easily. Sharing of lesson plans, class notes and ideas on any devices which can be accessed from anywhere become easy with OneNote.
Microsoft aims to improve education outcomes and helps young people and learner to do more and achieve more and Microsoft provide more than 30 free programs and hundreds of partnerships.