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Announcing the 2019 Microsoft Showcase Schools

At Microsoft, we believe in the potential of every student. We believe educators deserve more time to teach. And we believe with the right tools, everything is possible. The schools nominated for our Showcase School program exemplify these beliefs by implementing innovative practices throughout their leadership, teaching, and learning. These beliefs also extend into the... Read more

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#MSFTEduChat highlights: Global collaboration and #skypeathon

The multilingual #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet of October 16 was all about global collaboration and the upcoming Skype-a-Thon. Read our announcement post, October’s #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet gets you ready to go global with #skypeathon, for the full details and resources. Participants from all over the world joined us for the TweetMeet last Tuesday. Several of our hosts were so... Read more

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Join Microsoft Education at EDUCAUSE 2018: Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 in Denver, CO

We’re excited to once again be a Silver Sponsor of the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, where IT and Higher Education thought leaders from across the globe gather to network, share ideas, and discover solutions to today’s most pressing challenges in higher education. Our conference lineup is jam-packed with engaging activities, great giveaways, and informative breakout... Read more

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Assessments just got faster: introducing quizzes in Microsoft Teams

When teachers create and distribute an assignment in Microsoft Teams, they can do a lot to customize it for their students: add rubrics, attach a Class Notebook page, even queue it up to be assigned later…the list goes on. Today, we're adding even more power to your assignment workflow by integrating Microsoft Forms directly into Teams! Assessments just got easier... Read more

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Seattle Preparatory School standardizes on Microsoft Education solutions

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. In Seattle, Phil Dietrich, IT Director at Seattle Preparatory School, is passionate about perpetuating the learning legacy of the 125-year-old institution. To that end, he helps the faculty conduct teachings while preparing their students for a... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Updates to help students with dyslexia thrive (plus: we want to hear your story!)

With the school year in full swing, it's time to debut our October edition of What's New in EDU. Sorry, Halloween scare-fans: the only spooky thing about this one is how much news we squeezed into a single episode. 👻 We’re excited to bring new features to help teachers reach and engage every student. Our focus this month is on our Made by Dyslexia pledge to help... Read more