Category: 21st Century Education

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A lesson a day to keep student skills sharp this summer

To make real-world summer learning as easy and impactful as we can, we've partnered with our community of Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts to put together 25 quick tips and lesson activities parents can do with their kids over the course of five summer weeks. Whether you're spending time in the sun or surrounded by books, check back here throughout the coming weeks... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Live from ISTE 2018

Educators from across the globe are bringing their passions, experiences and big-change ideas together again for the 2018 ISTE Conference and Expo, kicking off this week in Chicago, Illinois. And if forward-thinking teachers and time-saving tech advancements are going to be there, that means What’s New in EDU is going to be there too. We’re debuting brand new episodes... Read more

Announcing new lesson plans and Minecraft: Education Edition update to spark interest in STEM

This week, the Microsoft Education team is in the Windy City showing off some exciting new technology and curricula to support STEM learning at the annual ISTE conference. In today’s job market, 50 percent of jobs require technology skills, and in the next 10 years, these types of jobs will outpace non-technology jobs by nearly two to one. It’s more important than ever... Read more

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Marshall Public Schools adopts Windows 10 in S mode devices to balance security while enabling student creativity

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry highlights an initiative from a Midwest educational district: Marshall Public Schools, in Marshall, Minnesota, who have deployed HP x360 devices running Windows 10 in S mode to students in the district. S mode eases security concerns... Read more

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Moving the needle on student achievement: Fresno Unified School District’s personalized learning initiative

Today’s students will graduate into a world that will be dramatically different - and changing faster than ever. They will enter a workforce where job functions, roles and even categories will be significantly altered, and will face social and global challenges beyond what we can imagine today. Research recently conducted by Microsoft - “The class of 2030 and life-ready... Read more

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What you’ll see from Microsoft Education and our partners at ISTE 2018

At Microsoft Education our mission is to empower every student on the planet to achieve more. Delivering on this mission means working with partners across the globe who are equally committed to, and every bit as enthusiastic about, improving educational outcomes. For the first time at ISTE, we are proud to showcase 12 of those inspirational partners. We hope the sneak peek... Read more