Category: Digital Education Innovation

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Report: More K-12 schools in US taking advantage of affordable Windows devices

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. A new report shows more and more K-12 schools throughout the United States are choosing Windows devices and opening the doors to all Microsoft has to offer. Our team at Microsoft Education is both encouraged and humbled to see this amazing... Read more

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Join us live online from Singapore to experience Education Exchange 2018

We've got two weeks to go until you can tune in to Education Exchange (E2) live and catch a special streaming episode of What’s New in EDU, featuring teachers from five different countries sharing their parts of the #Road2E2 story.   Our annual Education Exchange serves as an opportunity to come together and explore industry trends – including emerging... Read more

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Wilburton Elementary: Professional development and the art of vulnerability

Wilburton Elementary is a state-of-the-art school being built from the ground up, following the guidance of the Microsoft Education Transformation Framework, in a collaborative effort between the Bellevue School District (BSD) and Microsoft. Follow Wilburton’s progress as it happens, from breaking ground, to hiring, to becoming a true 21st century learning community when it... Read more

Video for Lisbon school’s Minecraft project takes learning through multiple subjects, disciplines and worlds

Lisbon school’s Minecraft project takes learning through multiple subjects, disciplines and worlds

Minecraft in the classroom is redefining learning and building stronger relationships between teachers and their students. My name is ​Kyriakos Koursaris​ and I am the Head of Educational Technology at ​PaRK International School​ in Lisbon, Portugal. I am also an MIE Expert and Fellow, as well as a Minecraft Global Mentor. For me, everything started three years... 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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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