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Intelligent Math Quiz suggestions coming to Microsoft Forms!

Back in June, we talked about creating a Math quiz in Microsoft Forms. Today, we are making this process easier and faster by introducing intelligent suggestions for answers and questions. These features are being rolled out to users this week. Answers suggestions When you create a Math multiple choice question and enter your equation, you will be offered both the correct and... Read more

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How Microsoft Translator empowered our district leaders, students and parents

When Mike Tholfsen, in his purple cape, sat next to me at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio, he  introduced me to the Microsoft Translator app.  I had a visceral reaction. My voice cracked as I said to him, “You don’t know what a game-changer this is going to be for our families.” I imagined the lines of communication opening up for families even while district translators... Read more

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Meet changemakers in education: Hack the Classroom is live on October 27

The Hack is Back on October 27th! Our next Hack the Classroom event is devoted to the changemakers in education and the passionate innovators in student-centered learning. Join us and learn from the educators who help students build future-ready skills and who ignite their interest in STEM learning. These passionate educators will generously share their techniques and... Read more

Hale School showcases benefits of fusing heritage with innovation

Hale School may be the oldest boys’ school in Western Australia, but it has a thoroughly modern outlook. Hale is a Microsoft Showcase School and a Surface School. It runs a one-to-one Surface program and has embraced digital pens both for the learning flexibility they promise and the opportunity to encourage handwriting and support traditional learning... Read more

Hale School showcases benefits of fusing heritage with innovation

Hale School may be the oldest boys’ school in Western Australia, but it has a thoroughly modern outlook. Hale is a Microsoft Showcase School and a Surface School. It runs a one-to-one Surface program and has embraced digital pens both for the learning flexibility they promise and the opportunity to encourage handwriting and support traditional learning techniques. Murray... Read more

Seymour College discovers formula for creating Girls of Steel

There’s a formula for creating ‘Girls of Steel’; it involves mixing together equal parts science, technology, electrical engineering and English literature and allowing students’ natural creativity to take hold.‘Girls of steel’ is just one example of the transformation taking place in the education of young women today at Seymour College. It... Read more