Category: Microsoft for Teachers

4 slices of STEM to get you ready for Pi Day

4 slices of STEM to get you ready for Pi Day

Blueberry, apple, pumpkin … try not to get too distracted by flavorful thoughts as we talk about the other, less edible kind of Pi. This mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, has long been celebrated by civilizations of the past and present. It is a key mathematical expression used in technology, engineering, and sciences. Pi is... Read more

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Experts share their diversity and inclusion practices through new Library of Experience

Inclusive education supports access and engagement for all children, regardless of gender, ethnicity, ability, health or medical condition. That’s exactly what Microsoft’s education mission aims to achieve, by empowering every student and teacher to do more. It’s why we’re so proud to announce the Library of Experience for Diversity and Inclusion, created together with... Read more

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Announcing the Microsoft Schools Program

At Microsoft, we’re passionate about our vision to empower everyone to achieve more. Hundreds of thousands of schools and school systems are striving to help educators expand their passion for teaching, by using technology that can transform their classrooms and empower students. To achieve scale and student success, whole school transformation requires careful attention... Read more

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One hour could kick start your students’ coding

How many people write code worldwide? During Computer Science Education Week, from Dec. 5 to 11, there will be many millions. They’ll be all ages, they’ll code in more than 45 natural languages, and they’ll do their coding from over 180 countries as they participate in the fourth annual Hour of Code. The founders of Hour of Code, tech entrepreneurs Hadi and Ali... Read more

MIE Expert Showcase

Announcing the new 2016-2017 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Showcase Schools

At Microsoft, we’re passionate about our vision to empower everyone to achieve more. Every day our teams are striving to help educators expand their passion for teaching by using technology that can transform their classrooms and help their students achieve more. And, just as important, we’re committed to celebrating educators and schools that are raising the bar –... Read more

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2016 Microsoft Showcase Schools: The best of the best in education transformation

Change is never easy, so when we see monumental education transformation in schools throughout the globe, it is worth recognizing and celebrating. Much of this hard work is taking place in Microsoft Showcase Schools, see the list of 2014-2015 Microsoft Showcase Schools. These visionary schools each have strong passion for modernizing schools and ensuring students are using... Read more