Category: For Education Leaders

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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

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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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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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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