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Back to School LIVE: Save the Date, August 16th

We’re here to help you get back-to-school ready!

To help you get ready for the new school year, we're happy to introduce “Back to School LIVE," an interactive set of online workshops, TweetMeets and tips that'll help you get the most out of OneNote Class Notebook in Microsoft Teams, Minecraft: Education Edition, Windows 10 S and Intune for Education. Below you'll learn more and find the upcoming schedule: The... Read more

An educator providing guidance to his students while holding a Microsoft Surface device.

Modern methodologies for classroom IT management: How to deploy school technology that works for everyone

Today’s post was brought to you by the Microsoft Education Partner Advisory Council. To learn more, catch up on previous entries in this series: How to protect school data and uphold access policies Better learning for everyone with secure, connected devices.    Sometimes it's hard to fit everyday short-term technology project requests into a... Read more

Save the date for our next TweetMeet on August 15th.

Back-to-school help from the experts: Join the TweetMeet on Aug. 15

We think set-up time should make way for more student time. On August 15th, we're bringing in the experts to help you start the back-to-school season with less worry about setting up your digital classroom. Whether you’re working on your professional development, or want to get up to speed with OneNote Class Notebook, we’ve got you covered. Planning on returning to... Read more

Students seated outside their campus.

5 ways to speed up digital transformation in higher education

We’ve been hearing - and talking - a lot about digital transformation in the education space. In order to enable true and full transformation, institutions are looking at upgrading key campus administrative systems: the heart of their operations and central to the student experience. Why modernize your administrative systems? You do it to address the pressures you are... Read more

A serene view of Boise State University.

From clutter to the cloud: Why Boise State University moved to a unified video platform

When it comes to video platforms, more is not always better. Officials at Boise State University found themselves in this situation: Throughout years of growing their online initiatives, they had accumulated multiple platforms for video creation, hosting and streaming. Maintaining numerous systems had become unsustainable from an IT and usage perspective. Leif Nelson,... Read more

An educator taking notes with a tablet in hand.

How an assessment tool can help you teach 21st century skills

It takes a lot of courage to shift from traditional teacher-led training to flipped classrooms with deep, personalized learning paths. When adding the challenge of teaching 21st century skills to your pure subject knowledge, you need time and effort initially to re-configure your safe and familiar lesson plans. However, those who have tried it say there’s no going... Read more

Smiling students seated in front of Disney characters appearing in augmented reality.

3 ways augmented reality opens new worlds for students

With the rapid development of science and technology, the tools, contents and methods of the education industry are facing huge challenges. To improve education quality, educators need to keep up with new technologies, acquire new skills and adapt content and methods to keep pace with the times. By integrating new technologies such as augmented reality, educators can gain... Read more