Category: Innovation in the Classroom

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Transforming education from the ground up with the first Microsoft Flagship Schools

Our deep focus on education transformation at Microsoft has let us witness and learn from incredible examples of school leadership, technology innovation and sheer thoughtfulness in evolving traditional education. We’ve seen schools and their leaders show innovation, ingenuity and passion in transforming learning and envisioning what’s possible, with no challenge too big... Read more

New report shows how teachers use Microsoft Forms to drive improvement in learning outcomes

Microsoft Education has undertaken a new study with researchers at Digital Promise to investigate how teachers around the world are using Microsoft Forms to drive learning. Providing feedback to students on their learning progress is one of the most powerful pedagogical approaches and education research has repeatedly shown that formative feedback has a tremendous impact on... Read more

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Use the new Activity Plans to organize your Skype in the Classroom experiences

Skype in the Classroom has always been one of my favorite resources for engaging students in real-life, relevant learning experiences. I recently learned that using Skype in the Classroom has become even easier for teachers with the addition of FREE activity plans! These are activity plans written by educators for educators.   5 Reasons to get excited about the launch... Read more

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Nominate your school for Microsoft’s Showcase Schools Program

School leaders committed to improving student outcomes benefit when they share best practices with one another. Over my time working in education, I’ve continued to be inspired by school leaders who push the boundaries of innovation and strive to set new benchmarks for what’s possible. It’s clear that the most important part of the journey is about people. The role of... Read more

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In WY’s largest school district, modern tech tools help tailor the classroom for unique learners

With more than 14,000 students, the Laramie County School District 1 (LCSD1) is bigger than the University of Wyoming. It serves countless students with special academic and social needs, and it’s placed a priority on working with parents, staff and the local community to provide each with the tools they’ll need to achieve academically. For special needs students, this... Read more

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How to join the Skype Master Teacher (SMT) Program

Are you passionate about global learning and constantly looking for new opportunities to broaden your students’ horizons? Do you regularly collaborate with other classrooms, or bring in experts to enhance your students’ communication and critical thinking skills? If you are using Skype in a way that has transformed your classroom and/or school, you are invited to join... Read more