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STEPS is an online resource and community for educators. With lesson plan databases, member profiles, and a series of expandable integrated applications and devices. STEPS brings networking to K-12 education and allows innovative ideas to be shared beyond the classroom.

Microsoft Design Expo 2010 Sponsored by Microsoft Research (link)
IxDA 2012 Finalist (link)
Featured at the Art Center College of Design Gallery (link)

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Teacher Sharing Website

Teachers are able to share knowledge and lesson plans among each other.
Teachers can review student work.
Teachers can update their daily schedule and synchronize with their tablets.


Educational apps can be downloaded for use in the classroom.
Build reputation and earn money by creating new applications.
Schools will be rewarded when the apps are downloaded.


Tablets for Teachers

Teachers can update their lesson plans and schedules on the fly.
Teachers can monitor the students’ progress in real time.
Teachers can communicate with parents quickly and easily.

Tablets for Students

Students can easily read, write, draw and paint digitally on the tablet.
Students can learn social skills from interacting with other students in group activities such as puzzles.




Feedback from Microsoft Research Panel (If you’re short on time, skip to the 3:00 min mark)


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