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Teachers prep for school year during summer technology showcase
Teachers prep for school year during summer technology showcase

Tampa, Florida-- Parents of Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough County students can rest assured that their children will have tech-savvy teachers for the 2013-2014 school year thanks to Saturday's Back to School with Microsoft Summer Showcase.

More than 400 educators from schools across the above three counties attended the showcase and participated in dozens of hands-on training sessions, presentations, demonstrations and even a showcase of innovative and engaging technologies for students- all in preparation for the start of the school year.

One session, for example, was dedicated to the educational uses of Xbox Kinect, the motion sensing device, to offer students a way to use their whole bodies during learning fun. Another session touched on Microsoft's Kodu programming/game-development technology, which helps students develop IT skills by creating games on the PC and Xbox.

Additional session topics included:

  • Introduction to Windows 8
  • Microsoft IT Academy
  • MovieMaker
  • Photo Story 3
  • PowerPoint Plex
  • SongSmith
  • World Wide Telescope

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