Category: For Students

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10 new features for going Back to School with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Education gets to do something pretty incredible every day: work with educators across the world to create engaging classroom experiences. At the heart of our products is the brilliance that teachers and students always bring to the table. So, for Back to School 2018, we're returning some of that infectious learning energy with some very exciting updates in... Read more

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A lesson a day to keep student skills sharp this summer

To make real-world summer learning as easy and impactful as we can, we've partnered with our community of Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts to put together 25 quick tips and lesson activities parents can do with their kids over the course of five summer weeks. Whether you're spending time in the sun or surrounded by books, check back here throughout the coming weeks... 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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Microsoft Translator opens doors for Onslow County Schools students, teachers, and parents

Microsoft Translator opens communication wherever language barriers exist. Onslow County, nestled on the coast of North Carolina, is the home of Camp Lejeune Marine Base and New River Air Station. With nearly 50 percent of its student population being federally connected, Onslow County has a diverse population, with people from all over the world calling it home, even if... 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 two teachers connected schools, languages and over 100 students for one big project

The following story comes from Alberto Herráez Velázquez (@alberto_hv) and Mario Herraez Velazquez (@mmarioherraez), two educators who took inspiration from a field trip to go big with a fun project that spanned several schools, classes and two language. A note from Alberto: I was born in Salamanca, a beautiful city in the west of Spain, in 1993. Currently, I live in... Read more