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Class of 2030: Predicting what today’s kindergartners will 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

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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

Tacoma School district uses data to provide needs-based training and support

Tacoma Public Schools started a Microsoft Innovative Educator program last year, hoping to create an ongoing support system for technology in the classroom. In the past, instructional technology support and training would fall on the shoulders of the district Instructional Facilitators. They would provide training by posting a district-wide class at a not-so-central location,... Read more

Teams for Education January updates

Today, we’re excited to announce that additional features we covered in the November 2017 Teams for Education update are now available worldwide, offering rich new teaching and learning opportunities for educators and students who use Microsoft Teams for Education. Introducing List View In response to educator feedback, we’ve provided another way to view assignments at a... Read more