Category: For Teachers

Using OneNote has utterly transformed the way we teach at Myddelton College

Myddelton College opened its doors to students at the start of September 2016 with a particular aim in mind: to truly prepare young people for life and work in the 21st century. Our vision was for a child's educational experience to resemble a modern workflow, a much more collaborative exercise than a traditional education delivers, between pupils themselves and between pupils... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: All the news wrapped up for the holidays

As much as we enjoy tearing open a cozy couple of socks or peeling back the paper on a snazzy blender (you shouldn’t have!), we’re of the firm belief that educators reign supreme when it comes to giving the perfect gift. For them, giving is an almost year-round thing, and the results are useful for the rest of your life. In our last episode of What’s New in EDU for 2018,... Read more

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Over 140 educators joining to host #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet: Best of 2018

Wow, 2018 has been a remarkable year for educators. Our #MSFTEduChat TweetMeets have brought us together every month and unfurled so much knowledge, we're going to need some extra help looking back and capturing the highlights. Well, with over 140 hosts joining us for this special Best of 2018 TweetMeet, we just might do it! Over the last twelve months, many of you joined... Read more

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GraphoGame: Kids Learn to Read now available in Microsoft Store for Education

As we highlighted in our announcement on October 15th, it is estimated that one in five students has dyslexia. To support these students we became the first company to sign the Made by Dyslexia pledge: to give the 700 million people with dyslexia around the world access to technology that empowers them to excel in their academic journey, and in life. As part of this... Read more

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How a VR trip through the solar system honed my down-to-earth skills

Thanks to a mysterious combination of nature and nurture, I inherited two of my father’s most notorious traits: an obsession with Dairy Queen, and a fascination with outer space. The latter figured heavily into my formative years, while the former was curbed by – let’s call it parental prudence. I was probably the only elementary school student who had seen both Cape... Read more

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It’s Computer Science Education Week, and we’re here to help you make it great!

When students engage in computer science, they are not just learning to code to become future software engineers. They are also developing creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will prepare them to thrive in the future workforce, where 77 percent of jobs will require technology skills in the next decade. Microsoft partnered with YouGov and surveyed... Read more