6 Great Apps to try on the new Windows 10 | @Microsoft_EDU



It’s July 29, 2015, a day that will go down as Windows 10 day! I was excited to wake up this morning and download the latest FREE operating system on my Surface 3 tablet.  The install was very smooth taking about an hour and a half.

There are several great new features to Windows 10 that are perfect for any classroom.  We will be going through these features over the next few weeks here at TeacherCast. I have had the privilege over the last few months of getting to know the Microsoft Education team and I must tell you… this new operating system and it’s new components are going to transform your classroom this year!  Check out this exclusive broadcast I did with the Windows 10 team at ISTE 2015.

The first question that always pops up is “What applications are available to use with Windows 10?”  Here are my 10 favorite ones so far… in no particular order.

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

If you are a teacher, you MUST get into Minecraft. This wonderful world of building blocks is the biggest thing going in the lives of your students.  The Minecraft Windows 10 app features a great new feature that allows you and your students to share your experiences over Xbox LIVE GameDVR. Check out this awesome interview I did with the Minecraft team from ISTE 2015

If you are a teacher, you MUST get into Minecraft. Learn How Today!
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Microsoft Edge

Say goodbye to Internet Explorer and say hello to the new Microsoft Edge.  This new browser is clearer, sleeker and much faster than it’s predecessor.  Using your Surface tablet or other touch device, Microsoft Edge now lets you WRITE on the web.  Once you have marked up your website, you can then share it with your students using OneNote or other social media tools.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Are you looking to take your tablet devices on field trips?  Adobe Photoshop Express is the perfect lightweight companion to get students started in graphic design and photo editing.

Educational Podcasting Today

Ok… Shameless plug here.  Recently launched at the ISTE Conference,  our new app is designed to help every educator learn how to create AWESOME podcasts and design top notch websites using WordPress.  Check it out today! Learn how you can make an awesome app for your classroom just like I did!

Microsoft OneNote

OneNote is the digital notebook for all of your classroom needs.  It can be used to store text, photos, PDF’s, audio, video and just about anything else you can think of.  OneNote gives you the ability to type, write, and draw right on your documents to create the perfect handouts and lessons for your classrooms. Are you searching through websites for classroom materials? OneNote is the perfect solution for clipping and organizing all of your web content. Check out the interview I did with Microsoft OneNote from ISTE 2015

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I have been a huge fan of Symbaloo for many years.  Symbaloo allows you to curate the web very easily and very quickly.  Simply download and log into the free Windows app and you will have access to all of your cloud documents.  Your students will love having a massive amount of content right at their fingertips.

Stay tuned to TeacherCast we we explore and share the amazing new world of Windows 10. Do you have a favorite Windows 10 app? We would love to hear about it. Please leave a comment and link below sharing how you will be using Windows10 in your classroom.