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James Burke looks at a screen with students to interpret seismological data.

How teachers are hacking STEM in everyday classrooms

The first thing you notice about James Burke and Jason Ewert is their boundless passion for hands-on learning. It’s in the way they talk about the eager young minds in their classroom. It’s in the way they can’t help but finish one another’s sentences. It lives in their quest to find new ways of teaching in the real world. “In the 16 years that I’ve been... Read more

MIE Expert Vicent Gadea

How MIE Expert Vicent Gadea prepares students for tomorrow’s challenges

For someone who has been teaching for just seven years, Vicent Gadea’s passionate contributions to education speak to a long, passionate history and the beginnings of a new world for learning. Based in Valencia, Spain, this educator and MIE Expert is also a Microsoft Teacher Ambassador, a Skype Master Teacher, and a Microsoft Master trainer. He has built his classrooms... Read more

A library with an Earth globe in the foreground.

Make your old computers new again with Neverware’s CloudReady Office 365 education solution

Many schools face budget challenges and need affordable technology solutions for both software and hardware. Neverware has created a new solution to help schools utilize their old computers. Neverware’s CloudReady: Office 365 Education Edition is a fast, affordable and secure operating system that allows schools to transform old computers into the high-performing and safe... Read more

Save the date for our next TweetMeet on March 21.

TweetMeet on #MakeWhatsNext: Join #MSFTEduChat live from #E2 on Mar. 21

Is that a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s our next #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet taking flight! On March 21st at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. PDT, we’ll be LIVE on Twitter from E² with Educator Super Heroes discussing how students can be empowered to #MakeWhatsNext with technology. For this upcoming #MSFTEduChat, we’ll be joined by eight exceptional hosts, live from E² in... Read more

Students collaborating on a Windows device.

3 ways to get started with Windows Ink

Microsoft Education provides teachers with 21st century tools that offer powerful new ways to engage and inspire students.  Windows Ink is just one useful tool to have in hand for students looking to improve creativity, comprehension, and learning outcomes. With Windows Ink, it can spark up to 36 percent increases in favorable STEM outcomes alone. To get you started within... Read more

Attendees of the Microsoft Education Exchange

Join us live for the Microsoft Education Exchange on March 22nd

As Microsoft welcomes 300 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts to the annual Microsoft Education Exchange E², taking place in Toronto, Canada, from March 21 to March 23, we are delighted to invite you to join thousands of educators and view the live, online broadcast on Wednesday, March 22nd! Each year, E² offers unparalleled opportunities for educators to collaborate,... Read more

Microsoft Innovative Educator Joe Fatheree

No ‘typical’ day for Microsoft Innovative Educator Joe Fatheree

We all have that one teacher we’ll never forget. Upon talking to Joe Fatheree, you quickly (if not instantly) realize he is that teacher for so many people – past and present. Joe has received many honors across his 28-year career. He won Illinois Teacher of the Year in 2007, was awarded the NEA National Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009, and last year was named as... Read more