Category: Digital Education Innovation

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Modern methodologies for classroom IT management: Collaboration and communication technologies for school use

Today’s post was brought to you by the Microsoft Education Partner Advisory Council   Increase overall productivity with better online connections   Peer interactions offer an essential opportunity to share best practices, templates, and other valuable resources, especially in education. School users, from staff to students, do their best work when they... Read more

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Fresno Unified School District student outcomes improve with personalized learning

Fresno Unified School District, the fourth largest district in California, supports 75,000 students with a majority from low income households, and 22 percent who are English learners.  Fresno Unified represents some of our country’s most economically disadvantaged students – and yet they embody a wealth of opportunity. Beginning in 2016, Microsoft Education partnered... Read more

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Extra Credits: Minecraft: Education Edition takes the Oregon Trail on the way to the Smithsonian

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. Today’s news comes with a dash of nostalgia - Minecraft: Education Edition is reimagining Oregon Trail, a formative game for many players since 1971, as a Minecraft world dubbed The Oregon Trail Experience. Packed with learning activities that... Read more

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Extra Credits: Queensland college, bolstered by Microsoft Imagine Academy, nearly doubles student certificate attainment

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. Today’s entry comes from Bentley Park College, a state college facing a low socio-economic index in Cairns, Queensland, but now reaping the benefits of reorienting its culture around technological excellence. Over the course of six years,... Read more

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Here’s a 3-minute guide to get started with Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. Over the last year, the Education Blog has shared how Minecraft can help your students learn to code with Code Builder, or how it might help them shed their shells and explore a virtual horizon... Read more

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Modern methodologies for classroom IT management: How to deploy school technology that works for everyone

Today’s post was brought to you by the Microsoft Education Partner Advisory Council. To learn more, catch up on previous entries in this series: How to protect school data and uphold access policies Better learning for everyone with secure, connected devices.    Sometimes it's hard to fit everyday short-term technology project requests into a... Read more