Category: 21st Century Education

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What’s New in EDU: Immersive Reader comes to Teams as inclusivity comes into focus

For our September episode of What’s New in EDU, we’re helping bring inclusivity into focus and announcing several new updates coming to Learning Tools. We’re also bringing a popular Learning Tools feature, Immersive Reader, over to Microsoft Teams for more personalized communication. In the same episode, parents and teachers can learn about how Microsoft Store 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

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Educators share STEAM strategies in September’s #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet

The best ideas are too big, too broad, to be bound by a single discipline or subject. While Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Mathematics are often seen as distinct and rooted in their own universes, there's common ground in their potential to give rise to creativity. It's no wonder we go with "STEAM" for short. As you may have already surmised, our... Read more

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Microsoft Store inspires students with digital skills in art with #EmpowerPossibility

We know making computer science education more accessible can help ensure young people are equipped for the future. Research also shows the value of arts education in positive development. From improved literacy and math achievement, to setting higher career goals, access to arts and digital skills is a good thing. That's why the story of Minh Taylor is so inspirational. As... Read more

Back to School: How a college student gets the most out of OneNote

How organized are your class notes? Chances are you have notes spread across multiple paper notebooks, folders, and files on your computer. OneNote is a Microsoft Office 365 program that can put all of your notes in one place. Best of all: It’s free for students. I’ve been using OneNote for all of my college classes for four years now, and it is a lifesaver! These are my... Read more