Category: Cool Technology

A photograph of MIE Expert Marija Petreska

This MIE Expert puts fun first as her students explore the future of education

Perhaps it was starting her teaching career at just 22 years old that made Marija Petreska the expert she is today. Inaugurated by 8th graders, who saw how much younger she was than their other teachers and expected “something different,” Marija now insists that classrooms should (and can) be fun. It’s a theme that comes up often in her musings about teaching. “They... Read more

Students seated around a table use a Lenovo Yoga device.

More of your apps from Microsoft Education partners now integrate with and support classroom experiences

Our mission at Microsoft Education is to empower every student to achieve more. As we continue to deliver classroom-tailored solutions for Office 365 Education and Windows 10, we are excited to see even more of our partners supporting that cause seamlessly. This post provides a sample of independent partners now available for use in conjunction with Windows 10, Office 365 and... Read more

James Burke looks at a screen with students to interpret seismological data.

How teachers are hacking STEM in everyday classrooms

The first thing you notice about James Burke and Jason Ewert is their boundless passion for hands-on learning. It’s in the way they talk about the eager young minds in their classroom. It’s in the way they can’t help but finish one another’s sentences. It lives in their quest to find new ways of teaching in the real world. “In the 16 years that I’ve been... Read more

An overhead shot showing BETT attendees sitting on a bone-shaped orange bench.

Join Microsoft at BETT London January 25-28th, 2017

The education world’s experts and innovators converge at London’s ExCel venue this year for Bett, an annual event that explores how technology can transform and empower educators and their classrooms. As worldwide Bett partner, Microsoft will be sharing hands-on experiences to create an immersive and inclusive educational experience for teachers and students... Read more

Smiling students hold up their projects in front of a display depicting a video Skype call with a teacher.

Literacy meets diversity through Skype in the Classroom

Literacy is the backbone of success and one of the most important educational initiatives that educators strive to weave into every lesson. When the students in one class might have reading levels that vary up to six years apart, teachers must be nimble in how they engage their classroom. And when everyone meets within the same four walls every day, it can be a challenge to... Read more

Teachers using household items to teach STEM

Hacking STEM: Introducing Hands-on Hacks for Your Classroom

To engage the leaders of tomorrow, teachers need access to the right materials today. These materials need to be easily obtainable, affordable and reflect the academic standards that bring real-world scenarios into the classroom. Microsoft has created Hacking STEM, a monthly resource devoted to helping teachers modernize their current STEM curriculum through inquiry and... Read more