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Microsoft Education Exchange comes to Singapore in 2018

Following a hugely successful event in Toronto this year, next March sees the return of the annual E2 Educator Exchange, taking place in Singapore. As a country rated first in Maths and Science, and with a recent OECD-led study describing Singapore as having "the world's best education system", it's fantastic location to bring together our educators from all over the... Read more

Adrian Francis addressing a group of students.

These former high school teachers are changing attitudes about tech, one teacher at a time

Technology is moving fast. While some teachers have the opportunity to keep pace with it, some need time and guidance along the way - and that's where Mike Reading and Adrian Francis come in. As a team, they spend their days training and inspiring educators looking to find the value of incorporating technology into their classrooms. “In the end, it’s about finding the... Read more

Top 5 Education Posts of 2017

The year has rushed past and I've been looking through the statistics of this blog and found some interesting trends. I've decided to collate the top five posts (by number of views) to share what you, the reader, have found most interesting and useful from this year. One: Autopilot – Even Easier Device Enrollment & Deployment In Windows 10 Out Of The Box I am not... Read more

TweetMeet reminder: 10AM on Tuesday, December 12th.

Learn to code, create and collaborate with Minecraft: Education Edition in a special #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on Dec. 12

Computer Science Education Week is over for the year – but that still leaves another 51 weeks for educators and school leaders to consider how Computer Science can help prepare students for what comes next. We’re inviting top Computer Science experts from the Hour of Code team, from Minecraft: Education Edition, and from Microsoft Philanthropies to join Doug Bergman and... Read more

Talking with a multilingual parent community in real-time with Microsoft Translator

Imagine being able to engage in a real-time conversation with people who speak many different languages. I am Eric Ferguson, Director of Instructional Technology with the Bellevue School District (BSD), located in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle. I am writing to share part of our ongoing story about integrating technology in our schools, and using Microsoft Translator to... Read more