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A latecomer to teaching, she’s now leading the charge in Hack the Classroom

“You have a gift, a talent, a skill that the world needs – be fearless and share it with the world,” she says. “Things will change in your life – don’t let change scare you. Use your love of learning to work through any and every challenge.” Tammy Dunbar’s advice is meant to accompany students as they leave her California classroom, but it feels appropriate... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Hack the Classroom and hit the Oregon Trail with Minecraft: Education Edition

A classroom is more than a room built with brick and mortar. Inside, educators and students come together as builders too, assembling projects, lesson plans, and the skills they’ll need to thrive in the future. In the October episode of What’s New in EDU, our monthly round-up of the latest efforts and products from Microsoft Education, we put wheels on the whole classroom... Read more

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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

Expedition micro:bit – inspiring Dutch children to code

Think back to your early childhood. What do you remember? Running around the school playground? Learning maths? Creating a huge mess in art class? For most of us reading this, we’ll have plenty of memories from attending school as young children – but hardly any of us will have any … Read more » The post Expedition micro:bit – inspiring Dutch... Read more

European children teach MEPs how to code in the EU Parliament

Earlier this week on 17 October, 40 young coders from across Europe travelled to the European Parliament in Brussels to showcase their coding and technology skills at the fifth annual EUDojo event. Taking place during Europe Code Week, the event, run by CoderDojo – an organisation dedicated to encouraging children … Read more » The post European children... Read more

“In the past, children were playing together with a ball. Today, they play with smartphones. We need to find a way to communicate with them in their language.” – Julia Janosikova, Slovakia

Bringing real-world activities into the classroom engages students and gives educators new ways to connect with them. This philosophy not only directs MIE Expert Julia Janosikova’s teaching approach, it helped her discover her calling.   “When I was a teenager, I volunteered in the Slovak (Boy) Scout organization, and there I worked with young children,”... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Hack the Classroom and hit the Oregon Trail with Minecraft: Education Edition

A classroom is more than a room built with brick and mortar. Inside, educators and students come together as builders too, assembling projects, lesson plans, and the skills they’ll need to thrive in the future. In the October episode of What’s New in EDU, our monthly round-up of the latest efforts and products from Microsoft Education, we put wheels on the whole classroom... Read more

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Making inclusive and accessible classrooms for students: Learn from the #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on Oct. 17th

With more educators and students relying on technology to support them in their everyday lives, careers and aspirations, we have a great opportunity to build tools and techniques that work for every person. After all, unlike outdated buildings that require renovation to introduce ramps or elevators, modern teaching doesn't predate current understanding of accessibility and... Read more

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Modern methodologies for classroom IT management: Collaboration and communication technologies for school use

Today’s post was brought to you by the Microsoft Education Partner Advisory Council   Increase overall productivity with better online connections   Peer interactions offer an essential opportunity to share best practices, templates, and other valuable resources, especially in education. School users, from staff to students, do their best work when they... Read more