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Welcoming Flipgrid to the Microsoft family

If you want to see what a movement looks like, search #FlipgridFever on Twitter, or walk into any classroom that's using Flipgrid. The enthusiasm radiating from Flipgrid’s community is a reflection of how the product began – in the classroom. Back in 2015, Dr. Charlie Miller, Jim Leslie and Phil Soran came together to envision a world where educators could recast the... Read more

Serbia’s New Technologies in Education event brings teachers together

In Serbia, the British Council’s New Technologies in Education event, run in partnership with Microsoft, has recently concluded its fifth year, bringing together educators, students, policy makers and more, with one key goal – to improve the quality of education through best practices and the use of technology. The conference brought together teaching and... Read more

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How two teachers connected schools, languages and over 100 students for one big project

The following story comes from Alberto Herráez Velázquez (@alberto_hv) and Mario Herraez Velazquez (@mmarioherraez), two educators who took inspiration from a field trip to go big with a fun project that spanned several schools, classes and two language. A note from Alberto: I was born in Salamanca, a beautiful city in the west of Spain, in 1993. Currently, I live in... Read more

Dictation comes to Office 365 and Immersive Reader gets support for Adverb highlighting

School’s Out for Summer but the Learning Never Ends As teachers know, students enter the classroom with a wide range of learning styles, experiences, and abilities, not to mention personalities! Providing multiple modes of expression helps every student communicate their ideas and connect with others - valuable skills that will serve them well throughout their personal... Read more

Create a Math Quiz in Microsoft Forms

Hey Math teachers, here is how Microsoft Forms can help you create quizzes for easier assessments! Create a Math type question In your web browser, navigate to http://forms.microsoft.com, sign in with your O365 Education account and click New quiz to begin creating your quiz. Click Add question to add a new question to your quiz, and pick Choice or... Read more

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Professional Development goes global with #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on June 19

With ISTE 2018 coming up in Chicago, educators are about to infuse their professional development with the perspectives, advice and talents of their peers. Thinking globally about professional development isn't just for in-person attendees, though. The Microsoft Educator Community is a constantly collaborative, worldwide reminder that self-improvement doesn't have to be a... Read more