Category: Microsoft for Teachers

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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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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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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

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