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What’s New in EDU: 10 newly announced Microsoft Education experiences you don’t want to miss

We’re in the midst of exciting transformation in education. This change is critical for our schools, educators and students, as it is for our countries, industries and planet.  Students are becoming creators, in disciplines that didn’t always seem creative. They are comfortable in blending the digital and physical worlds and they understand the importance of... Read more

Know before you go: Microsoft’s education partners appearing at Bett 2018

Bett 2018 is set to be another exciting, action-packed event, filled with lessons for us all. For a number of years, we have showcased the strong bond between Microsoft and our partners via our Microsoft Education Partner Pavilion at Bett. We are simplifying our approach this year to showcase the holistic solution that is Microsoft Education, and we are proud to incorporate... Read more

Class of 2030: What do today’s kindergartners need to be life-ready?

The future of learning will be profoundly social, student-centric, personalized, and supported by technology.   Today’s kindergartners will graduate better prepared for their futures if they have a strong social and emotional foundation developed in a personalized learning environment, according to new Microsoft-commissioned research conducted in collaboration with... Read more

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Mapping and tracking discussion in Humanities using OneNote Class Notebook

As a Humanities teacher, I love having full class discussion on the books we read, particularly when the students drive the conversation. Getting students to work together and successfully navigate and sustain a discussion on complex topics is often as important to me as the content they are talking about. Since a large part of my teaching uses the Harkness Method,... Read more

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Modern methodologies for classroom IT management: Change management and adoption for education technology

Today’s post was brought to you by the Microsoft Education Partner Advisory Council.   Making the case for new technology   It’s clear that a cloud-based infrastructure yields multiple benefits for schools, from better ways to secure devices and school data, to more efficient IT administration and measurable improvements in educator and staff... Read more

A diverse group of students in a classroom, with a quote overlayed: "The transparency from Microsoft and the resources that they provide is fantastic on all levels."

Intune for Education is helping make fully connected classrooms a reality

Behind every connected student in every classroom, whether that’s online or in person, there are teams of people working to make the learning experience as seamless as possible for everyone involved. Joel Palmer, program coordinator for Maryland’s Calvert County Schools and the 16,000 students who learn there, is among such a team. Joel’s job centers on implementing... Read more