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What’s New in EDU: All the news wrapped up for the holidays

As much as we enjoy tearing open a cozy couple of socks or peeling back the paper on a snazzy blender (you shouldn’t have!), we’re of the firm belief that educators reign supreme when it comes to giving the perfect gift. For them, giving is an almost year-round thing, and the results are useful for the rest of your life. In our last episode of What’s New in EDU for 2018,... Read more

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GraphoGame: Kids Learn to Read now available in Microsoft Store for Education

As we highlighted in our announcement on October 15th, it is estimated that one in five students has dyslexia. To support these students we became the first company to sign the Made by Dyslexia pledge: to give the 700 million people with dyslexia around the world access to technology that empowers them to excel in their academic journey, and in life. As part of this... Read more

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Thousands of students travel 23 million virtual miles over Skype to help children in need

Through one of the world’s largest live connections of students at one time, Skype-a-Thon participants from 102 countries traveled a total of 23 million virtual miles in the span of two days. Thank you to all the classrooms and participants who invested so much of their time and creativity! It was truly amazing to see the energy and feel the power of classrooms connecting... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Minecraft: Education Edition gets Code Builder and launches new Hour of Code

We're rolling out a fresh episode of What's New in EDU in eager anticipation of next month's Computer Science Education Week  (Dec. 3 - 9). That means it's time for up-and-coming coders and will-be computer wizards to take a look at some new ways Microsoft Education is helping make Computer Science more open, more collaborative and more creative. First, take a deep breath... Read more

Transforming Higher Education to address the skills gap

Digital transformation is reshaping every aspect of our lives – how we live, learn, and work. This transformation impacts the skills students need to succeed both in the workplace of today and in the future, when they will be tasked with solving the most complex issues of any generation in history. As a company, Microsoft has a vested interest in the skills economy that... Read more

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How Sphero supports our STEM mission

At Microsoft we are committed to empowering every student on the planet to achieve their full potential. Part of that commitment includes reflecting on how we and our partners can support the students of today and help them be future-ready. After all, research shows 77 percent of jobs will require technology skills in less than a decade.   When we talk about STEM, we... Read more