Category: Hacking Education

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Educators use predictive analytics to help at-risk students

Data is woven into every aspect of our lives. Though you may not be familiar with the math or algorithms that govern predictive analytics, their impact can nevertheless be seen and felt in education. What if there were a way to harness this intelligent technology and use it in classrooms? What if data about students’ habits, patterns, and performance could be used to... Read more

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How teachers can check student work for plagiarism in Word with Copyleaks

Suspecting a student of plagiarism is never an ideal situation, no matter if you're the teacher or the student. According to Plagiarism.org, one in three high school students stated they plagiarized an assignment using the internet. In another survey of 24,000 high school students, 58 percent admitted to plagiarizing, and 95 percent admitted to cheating in some form, including... Read more

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5 tips for collaboration in Professional Learning Communities

Teachers are busy people. They must keep up to date with changes in their curriculum, teaching and learning styles, and continue their own learning path. Getting help from peers and leveraging each other’s best practices can be a big time saver. That's why educators can form Professional Learning Communities (PLC) to work together and to improve their professional skills... Read more

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TweetMeet on live-embedding content: Join #OneNoteQ on Apr. 4

The first Tuesday of the month is right around the corner, which means it’s time for another #OneNoteQ TweetMeet! Take part in our conversation by following along with #OneNoteQ on April 4th during both our 10:00am PDT and 4:00pm PDT sessions to learn, share, and ask the experts! In this TweetMeet, we’ll be discussing how you can raise the bar in OneNote by... Read more

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3 ways to get started with Windows Ink

Microsoft Education provides teachers with 21st century tools that offer powerful new ways to engage and inspire students.  Windows Ink is just one useful tool to have in hand for students looking to improve creativity, comprehension, and learning outcomes. With Windows Ink, it can spark up to 36 percent increases in favorable STEM outcomes alone. To get you started within... Read more

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Bring STEM to your classroom with games, coding and kits from our Microsoft Education partners

Earlier this month we celebrated Women's Day and the launch of our #MAKEWHATSNEXT campaign, designed to empower women and girls in science and technology to achieve more. A recent study conducted by Microsoft revealed that most girls become interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) at the age of 11-and-a-half, but interest cools around the age of 15. The... Read more