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Announcing Microsoft 365 Education, a single, affordable solution built for education

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7_3_MukBjQ In my job, I am fortunate that I get to travel to schools around the world. I am often inspired by these visits, especially when I witness the passion in teachers when they can make a special connection with students, sparking both their curiosity and creativity. And in these travels, I also I see the mounting pressure... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Putting creativity in motion with Minecraft and everyday STEM

Bringing STEM-centric projects into the classroom can be a lofty goal when resources are limited, but there’s often room for a grounded, everyday approach. In the September edition of What's New in EDU, our monthly round-up of the latest efforts and products from Microsoft Education, we fast-track a new low-cost STEM project with the help of Hot Wheels. We also see the... Read more

5 Quick and easy adaptations for students with learning differences

5 Quick and easy adaptations for students with learning differences

Every mainstream class contains students with learning differences. OneNote has enabled me to make learning more accessible for all of these students, whether their needs are related to dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, auditory processing disorder, ADHD, or non-specific learning difficulties. These are five quick and easy OneNote tricks I’ve used to help me make... Read more

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Fresno Unified School District student outcomes improve with personalized learning

Fresno Unified School District, the fourth largest district in California, supports 75,000 students with a majority from low income households, and 22 percent who are English learners.  Fresno Unified represents some of our country’s most economically disadvantaged students – and yet they embody a wealth of opportunity. Beginning in 2016, Microsoft Education partnered... Read more

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OneNote Class Notebooks get iPad updates, everyone gets new sticker packs

With the new school year underway in many places around the world, we’re releasing a set of updates to help teachers save time, be more organized, and have fun.  Here are the updates for OneNote Class Notebooks, rolling out now:   iPad Class Notebook Toolbar   The OneNote Class Notebook toolbar is available on many platforms already, including OneNote... Read more

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Extra Credits: Minecraft: Education Edition takes the Oregon Trail on the way to the Smithsonian

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. Today’s news comes with a dash of nostalgia - Minecraft: Education Edition is reimagining Oregon Trail, a formative game for many players since 1971, as a Minecraft world dubbed The Oregon Trail Experience. Packed with learning activities that... Read more

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Extra Credits: Queensland college, bolstered by Microsoft Imagine Academy, nearly doubles student certificate attainment

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. Today’s entry comes from Bentley Park College, a state college facing a low socio-economic index in Cairns, Queensland, but now reaping the benefits of reorienting its culture around technological excellence. Over the course of six years,... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Putting creativity in motion with Minecraft and everyday STEM

Bringing STEM-centric projects into the classroom can be a lofty goal when resources are limited, but there’s often room for a grounded, everyday approach. In the September edition of What's New in EDU, our monthly round-up of the latest efforts and products from Microsoft Education, we fast-track a new low-cost STEM project with the help of Hot Wheels. We also see the... Read more