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Educator Jeff Gearhart guides his students through the worlds of Minecraft: Education Edition.

A small school’s shy students take a big step into immersive worlds with Minecraft: Education Edition

Brinnon School is small. Really small. With about 60 kids and roughly half a dozen full-time faculty members, educators at this intimate Washington school must think bigger as they set students of different ages and confidence levels on a shared path to success. Thanks to the passion and knowhow of Jeff Gearhart, Brinnon School District’s Technology Coordinator,... Read more

Announcing new partner apps for Education.

Announcing new partner apps for Education

Microsoft is proud to be a yearlong mission sponsor of the annual ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference and Expo. If you are attending ISTE this year, you may have already been able to visit our booths, exciting talks and Experience Room, all driving our vision of helping empower the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. We... Read more

An educator uses OneNote on her Windows device.

Extra Credits: OneNote updated with new LMS integration, Researcher and stickers

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry highlights new additions to OneNote Class Notebook, including wider Learning Management System integration, Researcher in OneNote for seeking out verified information, and fun stickers. Excerpt:   Find credible sources and... Read more

Bear Creek Middle School students collaborate in class with Microsoft Teams.

Immersive classroom experience in Microsoft Teams rolling out to Office 365 for Education customers worldwide

Microsoft Teams is poised to empower students, educators and staff virtually everywhere, with new features rolling out across 181 markets and in 25 different languages. The latest experiences in Microsoft Teams, the digital hub for teachers and students in Office 365 for Education, are designed to help schools achieve more together: by fostering deeply engaged classrooms,... Read more

Ari Schorr introduces What

See What’s New in EDU from Microsoft in June

June updates are now live: What’s new from Microsoft Education Products and Communities   We’ve received great feedback from educators and administrators on what they’re looking for to improve teaching and student learning. What we found was a need for constantly updated information, and guidance on the latest product and feature updates to keep classroom... Read more

Students working diligently on their Microsoft Windows devices.

Bear Creek Middle School learning outcomes improve with the help of OneNote Class Notebooks and Office 365

Throughout this school year, Bear Creek Middle School has built on its grass-roots approach to technology integration with the use of OneNote.  The Bear Creek Instructional Team has worked from a strategically designed foundation for technology integration practices, relying on Microsoft Education tools. As mentioned in the previous blog, teachers have engaged in year-long... Read more

Keith Boyd, Director of Business Programs, Microsoft Learning & Readiness with Eric Kinser, Senior lecturer at the IU Kelley School of Business.

Announcing a new skills initiative between Microsoft Professional Program and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business

Today at the Microsoft Academic Conference for Higher Education, we were excited to announce that Microsoft and Indiana University's Kelley School of Business have collaborated on a new dual certificate program in cloud-based analytics for Kelley School students.  This unique program is designed to provide graduates with job-ready skills needed to participate in the digital... Read more