Category: Innovation in the Classroom

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The Innovation Project brings together 460 schools across 85 countries to solve global issues

If you joined our #MSFTEduChat recently (get caught up here), in which we discussed the global movement to #TeachSDGs (the UN's Sustainable Development Goals), you may be looking for more ways to inspire your students and put them on a path to make the world better. A new global project by Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Koen Timmers invites you and your school to take... Read more

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Extra Credits: Some notes on paperless penmanship from a school leader

Rob Dickson (@showmerob), who directs instructional technology for Omaha Public Schools, shares his experience as a daily note taker who has moved himself and his district into a digital world with OneNote: Writing notes is not bad - I still do it, just differently. It is how I retain knowledge more efficiently. But having this analog process creates barriers. Think about... Read more

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Announcing the Microsoft Education Exchange 2018

  Sparking educator curiosity and creativity at the annual Education Exchange (E2)   Every day I'm inspired by educators who innovate in the classroom and provide the best learning opportunities for their students. Educators are sparking creativity and curiosity in their students, by embracing modern teaching and learning, innovative curriculum, and by providing... Read more

Extra Credits: College student excels academically with accessible technologies

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. In today’s edition of Extra Credits, the Microsoft Accessibility Blog shares the story of Veronica, a college student with low vision who uses accessibility capabilities in Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10 to excel academically. Like the... Read more

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This computer science teacher is bringing 250 schools together to learn about climate change

There’s a global issue currently at the top of mind for Koen Timmers, rising above the many projects you would expect one of the world’s top 50 teachers to be juggling. His latest labor of love is the Climate Action Project – a digital group project where 250 schools in 69 countries work together to learn about climate change. As they work on the project, students... Read more

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A latecomer to teaching, she’s now leading the charge in Hack the Classroom

“You have a gift, a talent, a skill that the world needs – be fearless and share it with the world,” she says. “Things will change in your life – don’t let change scare you. Use your love of learning to work through any and every challenge.” Tammy Dunbar’s advice is meant to accompany students as they leave her California classroom, but it feels appropriate... Read more