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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

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Discover What’s New in EDU from Microsoft in July

EdTech enthusiasts: If you want to learn all about new updates and features from Microsoft Education, you’ve arrived in the right spot and just in time to see our latest video. We’re talking about Microsoft Teams, OneNote and Forms this month on What’s New in EDU, and hearing from educators who got to experience ISTE17. Plus: We're highlighting a new device that staff... Read more

A young female student smiling as she works on a new Windows 10 laptop.

Extra Credits: Texas school district upgrades 10K computers to Windows 10 in 60 days

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry highlights an initiative by Pflugerville Independent School District near Austin, Texas, which gave students a consistent, modern platform for individualized instruction. The district set up 7,000 new computers and - within 60 days -... Read more

Students going hands-on with Surface devices at a Microsoft Store Summer Camp.

Students grow into creators and coders at Microsoft Store Summer Camps

When students share their fanciful visions of the future, they look up and beyond where we are today - perhaps into a sky blotted by flying cars and friendly robots. As part of a new YouthSpark Summer Camp program, Microsoft Store locations are welcoming those imaginative students and offering them a more tangible piece of the future, with hands-on learning opportunities and... Read more

Beth Hamilton guiding her students on their Surface devices.

Building for innovative learning: A new elementary school takes shape

What if you were given the chance to begin a brand-new school, one that hadn’t even been designed yet? Where would you begin? Beth Hamilton, soon-to-be principal of just such a school, has made it her life’s work and a longtime dream to turn that what-if into an accomplishment for her community. In the fall of 2018, when Wilburton Elementary in Bellevue, Washington... Read more

An educator taking notes on her Surface device.

Get ready to become a Surface Classroom Champion

Technology can save time and open classrooms to the creative potential of computer science, but it works best in partnership with educators. In our ongoing mission to empower students of today to create the world of tomorrow, the Surface team at Microsoft is happy to share our latest investment in the Microsoft Innovative Educator community through the MIE Surface Experts... Read more

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Modern methodologies for classroom IT management: How to protect school data and uphold access policies

Today’s post was brought to you by Microsoft's Education Partner Advisory Council   Modern ways to set up and manage classroom technology   Welcome to the Modern Methodologies for Classroom IT Management blog series from Microsoft Education. This is the first in a five-part set of posts examining today’s best practices for purchasing, deploying and... Read more