Introducing seven new affordable Windows 10 devices for education and new tools for simplifying device management to make the most of classroom time.

In our last Bett 2019 episode of What’s New in EDU, we recap the week’s exciting news with Anthony Salcito, VP of education, and share some exciting news around more affordable devices and how they work in partnership with tools that simplify device management for IT.

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Introducing seven affordable new Windows 10 devices for education
Microsoft Classroom Pen, available exclusively to education institutions
Surface offer for M365 Enterprise and Education customers
A new, more affordable wireless whiteboard that gives teachers more control
Streamlined device provisioning and management with Intune for Education updates
Free (and fun!) materials to help you plan a face-to-face training with other educators


Introducing seven new affordable Windows 10 devices for education


Earlier this week, together with our partners at Acer, Dell and Lenovo, we announced seven affordable new Windows 10 devices for the upcoming school year, adding to our expansive portfolio. These new devices include two new 2-in-1 devices from Acer and Lenovo that start under $300 USD and give students the versatility to convert from tablet to laptop mode.

One of the most unique devices being added to our portfolio is the Lenovo 300e. Not only is it a convertible 2-in-1, but it also includes a garaged stylus. And if the stylus gets lost, students can write on the screen with a regular No. 2 graphite pencil!

In today’s episode, you’ll get a closer look at our newest devices, including the latest refresh of the HP Stream 11 EE and HP ProBook x360 11 EE, which now boast faster processors and improved battery life.


Microsoft Classroom Pen, available exclusively to education institutions


Earlier this week we also introduced Microsoft Classroom Pen, an all-new pen designed specifically with K-8 students and schools in mind and optimized for use with Surface Go. A portable size and perfect fit for students at just over 4 inches long and weighing less than one pound, Microsoft Classroom Pen makes it easy to sketch, color and take notes in the classroom and at home. And, when you pair it with Surface Go’s tablet-to-laptop flexibility and fold the signature built-in Kickstand down to a full 165 degrees in Studio Mode, students can really immerse themselves in the writing and drawing experience.

We listened closely to feedback from our education customers and designed Microsoft Classroom Pen for students who put their learning tools through heavy wear and tear. It comes with a durable, hardened pen tip and a replacement tip for each pen included in the box. And, to prevent students from losing the pen, there is a built-in slot at the end that makes for easy tethering to students’ device cases.

We also incorporated education customer feedback by making Microsoft Classroom Pen affordable and easy to deploy with reduced unpacking time and waste. It will be available exclusively to education institutions and sold in bulk packs of 20 for $799.80 (approximately $39.99 per pen). It will ship in all 36 Surface Go markets around the world, with the first wave of availability beginning next month so schools may begin placing orders for the upcoming school year.

In addition to Microsoft Classroom Pen, eligible Microsoft 365 Education customers can now get up to $50 off Surface devices. Visit here for more information on how to qualify.


A new, more affordable wireless whiteboard that gives teachers more control


Bett attendees will get to test out a new Windows wireless whiteboard which allows the teacher to project what is being shown on his or her PC with compete control of usage rights. Teachers can also see a view of student PC screens on their device and select a student’s screen to project during a lesson, all without additional cables or log-in needed.


Streamlined device provisioning and management with Intune for Education updates


Windows Autopilot provides a zero touch for IT experience with auto device provisioning from Intune direct to the end user. With Windows Autopilot, device vendors can upload device information to the Autopilot service when an order is placed. When devices arrive at school, they automatically join the domain and start getting apps and settings as soon as users sign in. This makes device deployment at-scale easier than ever.

Now available, Windows Autopilot Reset will allow admins to easily reset and wipe existing devices, while maintaining MDM enrollment status. With just a few clicks in Intune for Education, admins can remotely reset devices and get them ready for the next school year. This capability alleviates the need for the user or admin to re-image and re-enroll devices every time they need to be prepared for the next year. The reset and wipe functionality can also be applied to groups of devices e.g. a whole classroom.

In preview today: Autopilot self-deploying mode means schools gain an easier setup process without the need to log into devices to complete enrollment. With Autopilot self-deploying mode, students and teachers simply connect their devices to the network when they open them for the first time. This kicks off provisioning and enrolling the device, saving time and effort.

Detailed device status

Admins can view detailed status of app and settings installation for your devices and users in Intune for Education. Added based on customer feedback, this capability gives admins a granular view into the apps and settings they have targeted to a given device or user. This gives admins insight into what is going on with individual devices and users while helping with troubleshooting issues.

Improvements to support for iOS device management

Building on the recently announced support for managing iOS devices within Intune for Education, we are extending these capabilities to include the configuration of Shared iPad. Configuring Shared iPad allows students and teachers to log in to iPads using their Managed Apple IDs. User data follows users as they log in to different iOS devices. This improvement ensures schools that want to utilize Shared iPad features have a quick and easy way to configure iOS devices up to take advantage of them.

Additionally, school IT admins will now be able to use Intune for Education to customize wallpaper images for iOS devices, creating a unique and look and feel specific to the school.

Based on customer feedback, we have made improvements to the manageability of Apple’s Device Enrolment Program (DEP) and Volume Purchase Program (VPP) from the Intune for Education console, including better access to VPP tokens. Location information is now displayed in Intune for Education for VPP tokens configured in Apple School Manager. You can also set your own nickname for tokens as an additional way of organizing them.

Enhanced administration settings

With the release of Windows 10, version 1809, new Intune for Education settings are available including new Edge browser settings and the ability to configure devices with domain hints for signing in. With this configured, students and teachers get a simpler login experience for young students where they only need to type their user name instead of their full domain email address.

When devices are re-provisioned, such as at the beginning of a school year, administrators will now be able to delete old device records from Intune for Education as required, cleaning up the management experience. Additionally, the admin will be able to rename the device or machine in the case it is reissued to a different student or classroom.


Free (and fun!) materials to help you plan a face-to-face training with other educators


Want to get started learning on your own?  Check out our Microsoft Educator Community with over 70 courses and dozens of resources to help you get started on how to integrate tools into your teaching. Some great collections to get you started are:

Microsoft in Education – Get started using Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Forms and Sway
Office 365 Teacher Academy – Take a deep dive into using Office 365 to effectively manage your classroom, provide flipped lessons, and to build a blended learning environment that supports student success.
OneNote Teacher Academy –Learn to navigate within the OneNote Windows 10 app structure, use OneNote tools effectively, create lesson plans, assessments, and learning activities using various tools in OneNote, create notebooks for student and teacher collaboration using OneNote Class Notebook, create notebooks for collaboration between the staff members using OneNote Staff Notebook.

One you have earned 1,000 points, you will receive your certified Microsoft Innovative Educator badge!

Looking for ways to train your staff or fellow educators on Office 365 Education tools?

Look no further! We know that teachers crave collaborative training experiences, but don’t always have time to plan them. That’s why we worked with teachers and experienced teacher trainers to create modules covering multiple Office 365 apps and project-based learning scenarios. Courses range from 1-6 hours and each one comes wrapped up with everything you need, including a slide deck, checklists, and materials for teachers to use in their classrooms directly after the training. Plus, they’re free. 🙂 Browse the trainings to learn more:


Catch up on every episode of What’s New in EDU for Bett 2019:

What’s New in EDU – Bett Edition: Announcing new Windows 10 devices and tools to drive better learning outcomes
What’s New in EDU Live: Bett Day 1 – New tools to help you transform classroom time and personalize learning for all students

What’s New in EDU Live: Bett Day 2 – New tech to support inclusive classrooms
What’s New in EDU Live: Bett Day 3 – Affordable new Windows 10 devices


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A brand-new year brings brand-new chance to learn more about all the most recent and biggest from Microsoft Education. Sign Up With Microsoft at Bett 2019 in London on January 23-26, either online or right there with us at the occasion, being held at London’’ s ExCeL place.

Bett is a yearly occasion that checks out how innovation can empower trainees and teachers to reach their complete capacity. Microsoft, as an around the world partner of Bett, will be hosting a large variety of sessions and hands-on presentations on the program flooring, in addition to inspiring speak with support teachers searching for brand-new methods to engage and empower their trainees.

To begin an entire week of Bett, we’’ re launching an unique episode of What’’ s New in EDU, our program that gets you captured up on the interesting brand-new tools and updates originating from Microsoft Education. Our unique Bett episode will be offered on January 22 – – watch it to find out more about brand-new class innovation concerning Microsoft Education this year. And do not forget to remain tuned to the Education Blog for more as it is available in!

We’’ ll likewise have scandal sheet What’s New in EDU live occasions streaming daily from Bett in London. You can sign up to capture the livestreams occasions every day with the following links:

.Day 1: Wednesday at 17:00 UTC 2: Thursday at 17:00 UTC 3: Friday at 17:00 UTC:

Whether you’’ re trying to find the most recent in combined truth for education, some grounded guidance on how to change your class digitally, or desire a peek at what’’ s next for Minecraft: Education Edition, the schedule listed below is an excellent location to begin, take part and discover. Make certain to drop in Booth E300 to see all the brand-new experiences we have connecting to STEM, Virtual Reality and brand-new tools for the class.

For more info and to reserve your sessions, check out this page . If you can’’ t visit us face to face in London, think about joining us on the roadway as Microsoft Education goes on trip around the UK. You can discover more as we continue to include more dates all the time.

If you’re joining us at Bett personally, we want to see you at one of the following highlights:

.Microsoft keynote|Bett Arena|Wednesday, 23 January, 16:30 –– 17:15.

Emotion and cognition in the age of AI

Speakers: Barbara Holpfazel, GM of Education Marketing, Anthony Salcito, VP Worldwide Education, Microsoft, and Dr. Marc Brackett, establishing director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Yale University.

This group will explain how education and work will alter thanks to AI. We will reveal brand-new research study explaining the important function of psychological wellness to place trainees for success in the age of AI and will analyze an evidence-based technique to psychological and social knowing, currently in usage by more than 1,500 schools worldwide. We will be signed up with by a trainee whose fantastic instructional journey has actually currently been changed by AI.

.Microsoft sessions.

In addition to signing up with for our keynote in the Bett Arena , make certain to visit us throughout the Bett program flooring at our own Learn Live Theatre , Microsoft Training Academy , the Bett Schools Theatre and the Bett Post-16 Theatre !

Learn Live Theatre

This is the best location to go if you are seeking to hear and see about the current item releases, see presentations, and find methods you can open discovering in your trainees. Each session is hung on Microsoft stand E300 and lasts 30 minutes.

.Time.Title.Wed –– Sat/ 10:00 -10:30.What’’ s brand-new in EDU? Wed– Sat/ 10:30 -11:00. How to set a cloud initially digital improvement technique. Wed– Sat/ 11:00 -11:30. Debunking Microsoft 365 Education for instructors.Wed –– Sat/ 11:30 -12:00.Increasing ease of access and cultivating inclusive class.Wed –– Sat/ 12:00 -12:30.Driving partnership and team effort to conserve instructors time and lower expenses.Wed –– Sat/ 12:30 -13:00.Establishing worldwide residents and driving future-ready abilities.Wed –– Sat/ 13:00 -13:30.Structure STEM abilities with Minecraft: Education Edition.Wednesday/ 13:30 -14:00.Ask me anything on Microsoft Education Tools.Thursday/ 13:30 -14:00.Progressing innovations for the researchers of the future.through the Natural History Museum.Friday / 13:30 -14:00.Magnify Every student with Flipgrid.Saturday/ 13:30 -14:00.Enhance Every Learner with Flipgrid.Wed –– Fri / 13:00 -14:30.How to set a cloud initially digital improvement method.Wed –– Fri/ 14:30 -15:00.Debunking M365 and O365 to drive finding out results and effect.Wed –– Fri/ 15:00 -15:30.Increasing availability and cultivating inclusive class.Wed –– Fri/ 15:30 -16:00.Driving partnership and team effort to conserve instructors’ ’ time and decrease expenses.Wed –– Fri/ 16:00 -16:30.Establishing international people and driving future-ready abilities.Wed –– Fri/ 16:30 -17:00.Growing computer system abilities with MakeCode.Wednesday/ 17:00 -17:30.Executing a gadget buy-back program or school.gadget plan.Wednesday / 17:30 -18:00.Tweet satisfy –– utilizing social networks to drive neighborhood and originalities.Thursday / 17:00 -17:30.Growing computer system abilities with MakeCode.Thursday / 18:30 -18:00.Opening finding out through a linked class.Friday/ 18:00 -18:00.Utilizing Minecraft: Education Edition to broaden finding out experiences.Friday/ 17:30 -18:00.Mentor and examining Math with Microsoft.

Microsoft Training Academy

If you are trying to find a hands-on chance to attempt, test and try out Microsoft gadgets and items, this is the best phase for you. Get techniques and suggestions and discover the very best method to utilize a Microsoft service in the class, from and with our own instructors, fitness instructors, and Microsoft Learning Consultants. Each session is hung on Microsoft stand E300 and lasts 30 minutes.

.Time.Title.Wed –– Sat/ 10:00 -10:30.Establishing a Cloud IT service for your school in 30 minutes.Wed –– Sat/ 10:30 -11:00.Developing a collective class with Teams.Wed –– Sat/ 11:00 -11:30.Making use of Windows 10 tools to support an untethered class.Wed –– Sat/ 11:30 -12:00.Interacting with Office Online.Wed –– Sat/ 12:00- 12:30.Cultivating an inclusive class with totally free tools from Microsoft Education.Wed –– Sat/ 12:30 -13:00.Conserving time and making evaluation simple with Microsoft Education.Wed –– Sat/ 13:00 -13:30.Growing STEM abilities in the class utilizing MakeCode and Minecraft: Education Edition.Wed –– Sat/ 13:30 -14:00.Bringing future innovation to your class (AI, MR, Bots and Personal Workflow).Wed –– Fri/ 14:00 -14:30.Establish a Cloud IT service for your school in 30 minutes.Wed –– Fri/ 14:30 -15:00.Construct a collective class and school with OneNote and Teams to conserve you time and accomplish much better knowing results.Wed –– Fri/ 15:00 -15:30.Making use of Windows 10s tools to support an untethered class (Speech to Text, Text Suggestions and Edge Learning Tools).Wed –– Fri/ 15:30 -16:00.Getting the most out of O365 online.Wed –– Fri/ 16:00 -16:30.Arranging your class and empowering your trainees with OneNote.Wed –– Fri/ 16:30 -17:00.Conserving time and making evaluation simple with Microsoft Education.Wed –– Fri/ 17:00 -17:30.Growing STEM abilities in the class utilizing Make: Code and Minecraft for CS Fundamentals.Wed –– Fri/ 17:30 -18:00.Bringing future innovation to your class (AI, Bots and individual workflow).

Microsoft on the Stage (Schools Theatre)

Wednesday, 11:45 -12:15|A day in the life of a digitally allowed kid


.Jonathan Bishop, Chief Executive Office and Executive Headteacher, Cornerstone Academy Trust.

Wednesday, 12:30 -13:00|Stimulating 21st century interaction in your class


.Michelle Zimmerman, Educator and Leadership Team Member, Renton Prep –– USA.

Wednesday, 15:30 -16:00|Utilizing innovation to drive cross-collaboration and support much better trainee results


.Tom Rees, Education Director, Northampton Primary Academy Trust –– UK.

Wednesday, 17:00 -17:30|Making notified choices for your school through effective information analysis


.Sir Mark Grundy –– CEO Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust Team.

Thursday, 11:00 -11:30|How physical computing much better addresses real life difficulties


.Steve Hodges, Principle Researcher, Microsoft Research.Joe Finney, Researcher/Lecturer, Lancaster University.Take Legal Action Against Sentence, Researcher, Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Thursday, 14:00 -14:30|A Personalised Learning Initiative to enhance the instructional experience


.Philip Neufeld, Executive Officer of Information Technology, Fresno Unified School, California –– USA.

Friday, 11:00 -11:30|Digital improvement at Curro Schools


.Angela Schaerer, Head of Curriculum Technology, Curro Schools –– South Africa.

Microsoft on the Stage (Post-16 Theatre)

Wednesday, 11:00 -11:30| Preparing Students for tasks that wear’’ t exist yet: Teesside University


.Dr. Jonathan Eaton, Academic Registrar, Teesside University.Teacher Mark Simpson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning &&Teaching), Teesside University.

Wednesday, 12:30 -13:00|Chichester College’’ s digital improvement: borderless knowing for instructors and trainees


.Terry Molyneaux, Professional Learning Coach –– Digital Innovation, Chichester College.

Wednesday, 14:45 -15:15| Devel<><> p: a makerspace that promotes soft and digital abilities


.Hannah Mathias, E-learning Manager –– Cardiff and Vale College.

Thursday, 11:45 -12:15|Utilizing Minecraft as a virtual expedition –– a scholastic’’ s journey


.Prof. Tim Thompson, Associate Dean (Learning &&Teaching)– Teesside University.

Thursday, 13:15 -13:45| Enable and empower trainee voice through cultivating active student neighborhoods


.Andrew Sprake, Lecturer in Physical Education –– University of Central Lancashire.Chris Melia, Learning Technologist –– University of Central Lancashire.Nick Bohannon, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing –– University of Central Lancashire.

Friday, 11:45 -12:15| Getting rid of barriers of area and time, PLN for much better education


.Esam Baboukhan, eLearning Manager –– City of Westminster College.

Friday, 12:30 -13:00| Allowing scholastic and service support personnel to enhance the student’’ s experience



.Deborah Millar, Group Director of Digital Learning Technology –– Grimsby Institute of Further &&Higher Education.Elaine Topham, Senior Learning Technologist –– Grimsby Institute of Further &&Higher Education.

Solutions Showcase |Platinum Suite 1|Wednesday, 23 January &&Thursday, 24 January, 10:30 –– 17:15

We will be sharing a few of the most impactful stories of Digital Transformation in Education, consisting of real-life K-12 stories from teachers who have actually attained fantastic things utilizing partner options developed on, or with, Microsoft’’ s innovation. Learn more.

MakeCode Saturday |Platinum Suite 1|Saturday, 26 January 10:00 –– 14:00

This one is open to instructors, trainees and moms and dads. Microsoft MakeCode is an open-source platform for developing interesting computer technology discovering experiences that support a development course into real-world programs.

As a teacher, you will likewise see how some teachers and schools are producing inclusive, appealing knowing experiences with Microsoft MakeCode. Learn more about MakeCode Saturday.

For more on Bett 2019 and What’s New in EDU, follow along on the Microsoft Education Blog .

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