Category: School Leaders

An educator helping to demonstrate how Microsoft Translator works.

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

Artwork of the Minecraft Agent, who helps users learn how to code in Minecraft: Education Edition.

Minecraft: Education Edition reaches milestone of 2 million users and releases new Hour of Code tutorial

Three years ago, Minecraft became a part of the Microsoft family and my team began our work to extend Minecraft’s potential in classrooms around the world. Flash forward to today – one year after the release of Minecraft: Education Edition – and I’m thrilled to share that we’re continuing to see tremendous momentum with more than 2 million licensed users in 115... Read more

Skype-a-Thon is running from November 28 through November 29. Open hearts. Open minds.

Join us for Skype-a-Thon: Microsoft’s global event on Nov. 28-29 aiming to unite nearly half a million students

Our annual Skype-a-Thon is here again, connecting thousands of classrooms to help open hearts and open minds. In our increasingly complex world this could not be more important. The students of today represent our hope for a better tomorrow. They are building our future. This annual event is a celebration of the power of connecting students to each other globally, and an... Read more

Microsoft Innovative Educator Koen Timmers speaking on stage.

This computer science teacher is bringing 250 schools together to learn about climate change

There’s a global issue currently at the top of mind for Koen Timmers, rising above the many projects you would expect one of the world’s top 50 teachers to be juggling. His latest labor of love is the Climate Action Project – a digital group project where 250 schools in 69 countries work together to learn about climate change. As they work on the project, students... Read more

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New research shows Learning Tools improved reading comprehension in diverse student group

Today we're sharing the results of a new multi-grade 3rd party research study, conducted in Washington State, that shows the positive impact Microsoft Learning Tools can have in the classroom.  We're also sharing some news below on Learning Tools coming to Word for iPad and the Microsoft Edge Browser. The Microsoft Learning Tools set is natively built into the Office 365... Read more

Andrew reading alongside his mother, Mitra.

Extra Credits: How students are transforming their lives with accessible technology

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. Before last summer, Mitra Niknam recalls, her eight-year-old son felt like there was a part of the world he couldn’t access. She wanted Andrew to have as much opportunity as everyone else to bring his perspective and creativity into his... Read more