Category: Educational Technology

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Educators share STEAM strategies in September’s #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet

The best ideas are too big, too broad, to be bound by a single discipline or subject. While Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Mathematics are often seen as distinct and rooted in their own universes, there's common ground in their potential to give rise to creativity. It's no wonder we go with "STEAM" for short. As you may have already surmised, our... Read more

New survey: What parents think about technology in the classroom

As a former educator, I’ve always been conscious of the parent’s role - essentially as their child’s first teacher - and their unique, valuable perspective on learning. Parents remember the ways they were taught in school and often have valid questions and thoughts on the new ways children learn, and about the curriculum being taught. With summer coming to an end and... Read more

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Watch WE Day Aug. 17 at 8/7c on ABC

Get ready to be inspired and to inspire your students to do good. Invite your friends and families to join me and millions of Americans on August 17 to watch WE Day on ABC, a celebration of the transformative power of young people. Microsoft is proud to support WE’s mission to empower youth to create a positive impact at home and around the world through... Read more

Here’s what’s new in education apps

With the new school year fast approaching for the Western Hemisphere, we thought it would be useful to look at some of the most recently released apps on the Microsoft Store for Education. These apps work seamlessly within the Microsoft Education ecosystem to enable us all to empower every student to achieve more.   Mindsets Learning is passionately focused on... Read more

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From teacher to engineer in 8 days: How these educators joined a hackathon

What 21st century skills do students need to be ready for the 65 percent of jobs yet to be invented? The mission of Hacking STEM team is to “Modernize STEM education for every student on the planet to achieve more.” The team embarked on this mission almost two years ago. In the last two years the Hacking STEM team has a published portfolio of lesson plans that celebrate... Read more

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Hack the Classroom at ISTE: Tune in live on June 26

Tune in live! Online event June 26, 2018 6:15pm – 7:45pm CDT Broadcasting live from ISTE in Chicago on Tuesday, June 26th, Hack the Classroom is an online event focusing on how educators can personalize learning experiences to empower every student to find his or her voice. Educators from across the globe will share examples of what they are doing in their... Read more