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Watch WE Day Aug. 17 at 8/7c on ABC

Get ready to be inspired and to inspire your students to do good. Invite your friends and families to join me and millions of Americans on August 17 to watch WE Day on ABC, a celebration of the transformative power of young people. Microsoft is proud to support WE’s mission to empower youth to create a positive impact at home and around the world through... Read more

New Zealand Schools Receive Digital Boost From New Agreement

The renewed Ministry of Education Schools Agreement with Microsoft supports digital learning in Kiwi schools New Zealand, 13 August, 2018 – The Ministry of Education has renewed its software technology agreement with Microsoft providing state and state-integrated schools in New Zealand free access to Microsoft’s standard suite of learning and collaboration... Read more

Here’s what’s new in education apps

With the new school year fast approaching for the Western Hemisphere, we thought it would be useful to look at some of the most recently released apps on the Microsoft Store for Education. These apps work seamlessly within the Microsoft Education ecosystem to enable us all to empower every student to achieve more.   Mindsets Learning is passionately focused on... Read more

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Back to School tips and tactics in August’s #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet

It's a big planet, so we don't all go back to school at the same time. Sooner or later, though, students and educators inevitably head back to the classroom - hopefully with maximum momentum intact. The #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet of August is a great way to broaden your horizon to encompass different ideas, approaches and opinions about getting Back To School and hitting the... Read more

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From teacher to engineer in 8 days: How these educators joined a hackathon

What 21st century skills do students need to be ready for the 65 percent of jobs yet to be invented? The mission of Hacking STEM team is to “Modernize STEM education for every student on the planet to achieve more.” The team embarked on this mission almost two years ago. In the last two years the Hacking STEM team has a published portfolio of lesson plans that celebrate... Read more

Microsoft Education and Open Up Resources partner to launch top rated middle school math curriculum

Today we are announcing the general availability of the Open Up Resources curricula and Microsoft Education free offering for Back to School 2018. Open Up Resources is a nonprofit working to develop the highest quality full-course OER curricula, standards-aligned, and provided for free to promote instructional equity. This curriculum was developed by Illustrative... Read more