Category: Educational Technology

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

Two young students working on a seismographic project for Hack the Classroom.

Join educators from around the world as we Hack the Classroom – Saturday, Oct. 14th

Educators face an entirely new set of challenges and opportunities in today’s constantly evolving technological landscape. Digital transformation can have a profound impact on the education experience, but it’s becoming harder than ever to keep up with, identify, and incorporate the best strategies and solutions for your classroom. Enter Hack the Classroom: It's a live,... Read more

What

What’s New in EDU: Putting creativity in motion with Minecraft and everyday STEM

Bringing STEM-centric projects into the classroom can be a lofty goal when resources are limited, but there’s often room for a grounded, everyday approach. In the September edition of What's New in EDU, our monthly round-up of the latest efforts and products from Microsoft Education, we fast-track a new low-cost STEM project with the help of Hot Wheels. We also see the... Read more

The hosts of the September 19th TweetMeet.

Experts share their shortcuts to creativity with STEM: Join #MSFTEduChat on Sept. 19

Learning has no limits. When educators and students truly connect in the classroom, they see endless learning opportunities in the world around them, today and tomorrow, and inspire creativity within each other. On September 19th, we’re bringing in the experts to help you inspire student creativity and curiosity with STEM during our #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet at... Read more

A student studying outside on her campus.

Extra Credits: Chemistry student engagement rises with OneNote and Digital Inking

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry comes from a study led by Dr Sylvia Urban, a senior lecturer at Melbourne’s RMIT University School of Science. Her research explored the benefits of creating collaborative, interactive lectures using cloud-based technology... Read more

Students sending a car racing along a Hot Wheels track, for science.

Hot Wheels arrives for STEM Saturdays at Microsoft Store

One of The Education Workshop’s newest initiatives is STEM Saturdays: free drop-in sessions that give people a chance to engage in fun and interesting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math projects hosted by their local Microsoft Store*.  This month's STEM Saturdays will test your engineering and data science skills, as The Education Workshop has partnered with... Read more