Category: Innovation in the Classroom

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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

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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