Category: Innovation in the Classroom

Beth Hamilton guiding her students on their Surface devices.

Building for innovative learning: A new elementary school takes shape

What if you were given the chance to begin a brand-new school, one that hadn’t even been designed yet? Where would you begin? Beth Hamilton, soon-to-be principal of just such a school, has made it her life’s work and a longtime dream to turn that what-if into an accomplishment for her community. In the fall of 2018, when Wilburton Elementary in Bellevue, Washington... Read more

An educator taking notes on her Surface device.

Get ready to become a Surface Classroom Champion

Technology can save time and open classrooms to the creative potential of computer science, but it works best in partnership with educators. In our ongoing mission to empower students of today to create the world of tomorrow, the Surface team at Microsoft is happy to share our latest investment in the Microsoft Innovative Educator community through the MIE Surface Experts... Read more

MIE Expert Eileen Heller teaches her class of eager students.

Integrating technology in class for great results: 6 tips from an expert

Technology opens plentiful possibilities for students, but for teachers it can present a unique challenge. New tools should not only engage students and fit seamlessly into lessons, but also add value without taking away from the many “musts” on every teacher’s list. Eileen Heller, Instructional Technology Trainer and Elementary Innovation Facilitator for Omaha Public... Read more

Doug Bergman and a female student collaborate on a reprogramming a tiny aerial drone.

A spirited teacher reshapes the computer science classroom for 21st-century makers

Doug Bergman believes computer science is changing. In his view, it’s no longer reserved just for students who want to work in technology. Doug knows a basic understanding of computer science will enable his students to solve tomorrow’s problems in just about any career they choose. That’s why, as the computer science instructor at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston,... Read more

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A behind-the-scenes story from an educator at Microsoft’s May event

You may have read the reactions in the press, watched the event livestream, or heard from others about the announcements made at Microsoft's "Learn What's Next" event, held on May 2nd, 2017, at Center415 in Manhattan. But this is a view from behind the scenes. It's an account of what I saw in the collaboration across teams and departments, the collective direction, and the... Read more

Save the date for our next TweetMeet on May 16.

TweetMeet on Minecraft: Education Edition – Join us with #MSFTEduChat on May 16

Still reeling from the excitement around the #MicrosoftEDU announcements in New York? We’re here to help you keep the momentum going with our #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet all about Minecraft: Education Edition. On May 16th, during both our 10:00am PDT and 4:00pm PDT sessions, we’ll be discussing game-based learning, the Code Builder news and much more. If you want to break... Read more