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Become a Microsoft Certified Educator in 3 simple steps

When teachers have the skills and confidence to engage their students and prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow, they don’t just do more things - they do amazing things. To help teachers shape the leaders of the future, Microsoft has recently revamped the Microsoft Certified Educator Exam (MCE). This certification is based on the 21CLD and Innovative Teaching &... Read more

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Hearts on fire: How educators are using Skype to ignite idealism in their students

Our guest writer for today’s blog post is PK Dauer of the IF Hummingbird Foundation and Hearts on Fire, a program of the foundation identifying and showcasing some of the most inspirational and committed individuals working to change the world for the better.    Elise Higgins-Steele, an eighth-grade English Language Arts teacher at Sterling Middle School in... Read more

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Chalkup co-founder is joining Microsoft Education and bringing the best of Chalkup to Microsoft Teams

As part of our continued investment to help save teachers time, build collaborative classrooms and drive better learning outcomes for students, we are excited to announce that Chalkup's co-founder, Justin Chando, is joining Microsoft Education! In 2013, Justin set out to build a more compelling digital classroom experience for all students. Since then, Chalkup has delivered... Read more

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More than books: The Cultivate World Literacy project is empowering schools and students to reach new readers globally

The 126 million illiterate youth in the world today are looking at an almost certain life of poverty. This fact is what has driven my passion to give children books as much as I am able, and to travel to South Africa – twice so far - to make a difference. In my month as a volunteer teacher in Africa, I saw state-of-the-art schools. I also saw schools where children shared... Read more

Has this educator discovered the secret to getting girls excited about STEM?

The Microsoft Innovation Educator (MIE) Expert program connects high-potential teachers across Australia – and from around the world – to share their vision and expertise in applying technology to the classroom. In this MIE Expert profile, we talk to Tobias Hogg of Kardinia International College about encouraging female students to pursue their interests in STEM... Read more

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Celebrate and help cultivate world literacy with new #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on Feb. 20

With Literacy Month firmly in mind, we are inviting educators to join us online for a new #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet to celebrate and cultivate the literacy skills of students, locally and globally. Whether it's connecting students to real authors through Skype in the Classroom, or using technologies like Microsoft Learning Tools to improve their reading skills, there’s more... Read more