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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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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

Welcoming Flipgrid to the Microsoft family

If you want to see what a movement looks like, search #FlipgridFever on Twitter, or walk into any classroom that's using Flipgrid. The enthusiasm radiating from Flipgrid’s community is a reflection of how the product began – in the classroom. Back in 2015, Dr. Charlie Miller, Jim Leslie and Phil Soran came together to envision a world where educators could recast the... Read more

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How can technology empower the Class of 2030?

Our world is changing faster than ever. What skills will today’s kindergarteners need to be life-ready by the time they graduate as the class of 2030? How can technology support their educational journey? To answer these critical questions, we launched a key piece of research: "The class of 2030 and life-ready learning: The technology imperative." Today, I am super... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: New Learning Tools, Office and OneNote updates to inspire your inclusive classroom

In the wake of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we're dedicating our latest episode of What's New in EDU to the educators working so hard to give students confidence, comfort and control of their own learning. And while making your classroom inclusive is a good for all, you don't have to do it all by yourself. This month, our round-up of the latest efforts and products... Read more