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Educator Jeff Gearhart guides his students through the worlds of Minecraft: Education Edition.

A small school’s shy students take a big step into immersive worlds with Minecraft: Education Edition

Brinnon School is small. Really small. With about 60 kids and roughly half a dozen full-time faculty members, educators at this intimate Washington school must think bigger as they set students of different ages and confidence levels on a shared path to success. Thanks to the passion and knowhow of Jeff Gearhart, Brinnon School District’s Technology Coordinator,... Read more

An educator taking notes on her Surface device.

Get ready to become a Surface Classroom Champion

Technology can save time and open classrooms to the creative potential of computer science, but it works best in partnership with educators. In our ongoing mission to empower students of today to create the world of tomorrow, the Surface team at Microsoft is happy to share our latest investment in the Microsoft Innovative Educator community through the MIE Surface Experts... Read more

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Modern methodologies for classroom IT management: How to protect school data and uphold access policies

Today’s post was brought to you by Microsoft's Education Partner Advisory Council   Modern ways to set up and manage classroom technology   Welcome to the Modern Methodologies for Classroom IT Management blog series from Microsoft Education. This is the first in a five-part set of posts examining today’s best practices for purchasing, deploying and... Read more

Save the date for our next Tweetmeet on July 18.

Ask the experts about Microsoft Teams with #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on July 18

July 18th brings your chance to ask the experts all about Microsoft Teams in Office 365 for Education, during two live #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet events with @MicrosoftEDU on Twitter.   What are #MSFTEduChat TweetMeets?   Every month Microsoft Education organizes multiple social events on Twitter to collaborate with educators. The hashtag we use to organize it... Read more

An educator smiling in front of his colleagues.

Attend a 1 or 2-day MIE Teacher Academy for free this summer across the U.S.

Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Trainers are leading fun, professional development sessions this summer and they’re coming to a city near you. Join us for these BYOD workshops showcasing Microsoft’s hottest tools and resources for K-12 teachers, built to empower students to achieve more. Choose from a 1-day MIE Teacher Academy for classroom teachers, or a 2-day MIE... Read more

An aerial view of educators gathering at ISTE.

10 great education tools I got to know at ISTE 2017

I had the privilege of attending the ISTE 2017 (International Society for Technology in Education) conference in San Antonio, Texas, from June 25 - 28. Though it had been many years since I last visited such a conference, the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Travel Program helped me be there in person, for an event that I’d describe with two words: overwhelmingly... Read more

MIE Expert Marie-Helene addresses her fellow educators.

Teaching English and happiness in the age of technology

Like so many of her peers, Marie-Hélène Fasquel believes that we are all students and teachers. Almost two decades after she kicked off her career teaching English in the north of France, she is as passionate in her profession as ever, taking her lessons farther and farther beyond the classroom. Marie-Hélène currently teaches OIB language and literature at the Nelson... Read more