Multi-tasking tablets on the horizon

At a recent professional development session I got the chance to play with the upcoming Windows 8 operating system running on a tablet.

Windows 8 has many features designed to address shortcomings with iOS 4/5 for iPads. One of the most exciting is multi-task capability – this feature allows the user to run 2 different apps at the same time side-by-side. I recorded a quick demo:

jac de haan - microsoft innovative educator - seattle us forum

Top educators named at 2012 #PiLUS forum

The 2012 Partners In Learning US Forum culminated last night at an awards ceremony where 16 educators were chosen to represent the United States in Prague.

This 3-day event, held at Microsoft’s Redmond campus, was a combination of professional development, competition and networking. 102 educators were selected and joined by 30 judges (including Steven AndersonLeslie ConeryVicki Davis, Yohance Maqubela) to be challenged and inspired by Alan NovemberJurec KlepicAngela Maiers and each other’s passion and experiences.

Congratulations to all participants, I was honored to be a part of the group.