Category: Digital Education Innovation

Announcing new partner apps for Education.

Announcing new partner apps for Education

Microsoft is proud to be a yearlong mission sponsor of the annual ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference and Expo. If you are attending ISTE this year, you may have already been able to visit our booths, exciting talks and Experience Room, all driving our vision of helping empower the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. We... Read more

Educator Jeff Gearhart guides his students through the worlds of Minecraft: Education Edition.

A small school’s shy students take a big step into immersive worlds with Minecraft: Education Edition

Brinnon School is small. Really small. With about 60 kids and roughly half a dozen full-time faculty members, educators at this intimate Washington school must think bigger as they set students of different ages and confidence levels on a shared path to success. Thanks to the passion and knowhow of Jeff Gearhart, Brinnon School District’s Technology Coordinator,... Read more

Keith Boyd, Director of Business Programs, Microsoft Learning & Readiness with Eric Kinser, Senior lecturer at the IU Kelley School of Business.

Announcing a new skills initiative between Microsoft Professional Program and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business

Today at the Microsoft Academic Conference for Higher Education, we were excited to announce that Microsoft and Indiana University's Kelley School of Business have collaborated on a new dual certificate program in cloud-based analytics for Kelley School students.  This unique program is designed to provide graduates with job-ready skills needed to participate in the digital... Read more

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Music and data go together beautifully in my classroom

Data has a place in any classroom, even if you’re teaching music. I have been using Microsoft’s Power BI to visualize data that represents how my students hear pitch intonations, and to show them how accurately they tune their string instruments. Although it is normally marketed as a business analytics tool, Power BI is available to educators using an Office 365 for... Read more

Three female educators have a spirited discussion around a table.

Engage and inspire your students with Education Apps for Windows

Earlier this month we introduced a set of focused educational products and services, designed to empower the students of today to create the world of tomorrow.  Our new Windows experience, Windows 10 S,  is central to that mission and powers a range of devices for the K-12 Classroom, as well as the sleek Surface device for college students, Surface Laptop. Our... Read more

Blocky collaborators gather on the steps of a building in Minecraft: Education Edition.

Extra Credits: Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition is now available

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry highlights the release of Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition, a new feature that allows educators and students to write code to explore, create and play in the full 3D Minecraft world. Excerpt:   Today, we are... Read more