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Microsoft TechSpark expands to Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming

The city of El Paso, one of the newly annouced Microsoft TechSpark regions. In October, we announced Microsoft TechSpark, a national civic program to introduce initiatives designed to foster greater economic opportunity and job creation in six communities in the United States. Today, we’re announcing four TechSpark regions: El Paso, Texas; Southern Virginia; North... Read more

Microsoft and MIP Politecnico di Milano’s new digital AI platform is the ultimate career-path mentor

Personal mentors which offer advice and support are an invaluable asset – especially for those embarking on career paths. A mentor which recommends the right content to study, the best networking suggestions, and the most important activities to tackle to ensure your skills and knowledge are well-rounded and tailored to your ultimate career goals, is The post Microsoft... Read more

Minecraft:Education Edition Webinar

Last month I recorded a 35minute webinar about Minecraft:Education Edition with my colleagues Anne Taylor (Teacher Engagement Manager) and Crispin Lockwood (Microsoft Learning Consultant). You can register and view the webinar here: VIEW WEBINAR HERE We deliberately started the webinar in a very simple way assuming the viewer knew nothing about Minecraft:Education Edition... Read more


How to nominate yourself as Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE)

Are you a teacher striving to find new ways to engage your students? If you'd like to connect with a global, professional learning community of other teachers, just like yourself, who are constantly pushing the boundaries of what a classroom looks and feels like, we have a step-by-step guide for you below. Microsoft supports a thriving community of passionate educators who... Read more


Women in STEM share their inspirations in new #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on March 20

Today's students could be the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and their educators are in a crucial position to provide ideal guidance and inspiration. In the wake of this year's International Women's Day, it's important to evaluate the responsibility society has in helping girls feel welcome and fairly represented in tomorrow's... Read more

Episode 3: IT IQ Series – How the cloud multiplies Australian schools’ resources

Summary: Adopting the cloud can help educational institutions slash costs, increase level of security and more importantly, provide future-ready learning outcomes. Can Australian schools keep up with the costs of and demand for digital learning? Today's educators and staff are incorporating more digital solutions into their lessons and workloads than ever before. That’s... Read more