Category: ITDMS

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What’s New in EDU: Celebrate learning without barriers with Skype-a-Thon, Microsoft Translator and Minecraft: Education Edition

Borders and barriers can’t slow us down in the November episode of What’s New in EDU, our monthly round-up of the latest efforts and products from Microsoft Education. In this episode: Students and educators from across the world get ready to unite for Skype-a-Thon, Microsoft Translator looks to improve communication in the classroom, and Minecraft: Education Edition... Read more

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Microsoft Teams in Office 365 Education updates rolling out, with more coming soon

Over the course of debuting Microsoft Teams in Office 365 Education, we’ve been privileged to have educators from across the globe join us in creating technology to foster collaborative classrooms and improve student learning outcomes. Whether it’s through events like Hack the Classroom, or message boards on the Microsoft Educator Community (MEC), or in conversations... Read more

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Engaging students around the world with Skype in the Classroom and Skype-a-Thon: Connect with #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on Nov. 21

The global Skype-a-Thon event is almost here, so we’re having no fewer than 16 Skype Master Teachers come together on November 21 to help everyone participate. Skype-a-Thon shows what can happen when students bring their ideas and passions together, no matter where their classrooms are. Through sharing stories and projects, playing games, and collaborating on similar... Read more

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Colorado’s GOAL Academy pursues flexible, personal and secure learning with the help of Microsoft tools

With close to one in every 16 students in America dropping out of high school before receiving their diploma, Colorado’s GOAL Academy looks to a technology-driven way to keep students engaged. This free, public alternative to high school switched from Google to Microsoft education tools last year and now tailors their virtual classrooms for students with backgrounds that... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Hack the Classroom and hit the Oregon Trail with Minecraft: Education Edition

A classroom is more than a room built with brick and mortar. Inside, educators and students come together as builders too, assembling projects, lesson plans, and the skills they’ll need to thrive in the future. In the October episode of What’s New in EDU, our monthly round-up of the latest efforts and products from Microsoft Education, we put wheels on the whole classroom... Read more

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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