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What’s New in EDU: Celebrate learning without barriers with Skype-a-Thon, Microsoft Translator and Minecraft: Education Edition

Borders and barriers can’t slow us down in the November episode of What’s New in EDU, our monthly round-up of the latest efforts and products from Microsoft Education. In this episode: Students and educators from across the world get ready to unite for Skype-a-Thon, Microsoft Translator looks to improve communication in the classroom, and Minecraft: Education Edition... Read more

Artwork of the Minecraft Agent, who helps users learn how to code in Minecraft: Education Edition.

Minecraft: Education Edition reaches milestone of 2 million users and releases new Hour of Code tutorial

Three years ago, Minecraft became a part of the Microsoft family and my team began our work to extend Minecraft’s potential in classrooms around the world. Flash forward to today – one year after the release of Minecraft: Education Edition – and I’m thrilled to share that we’re continuing to see tremendous momentum with more than 2 million licensed users in 115... Read more

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Microsoft Teams in Office 365 Education updates rolling out, with more coming soon

Over the course of debuting Microsoft Teams in Office 365 Education, we’ve been privileged to have educators from across the globe join us in creating technology to foster collaborative classrooms and improve student learning outcomes. Whether it’s through events like Hack the Classroom, or message boards on the Microsoft Educator Community (MEC), or in conversations... Read more

Skype-a-Thon is running from November 28 through November 29. Open hearts. Open minds.

Join us for Skype-a-Thon: Microsoft’s global event on Nov. 28-29 aiming to unite nearly half a million students

Our annual Skype-a-Thon is here again, connecting thousands of classrooms to help open hearts and open minds. In our increasingly complex world this could not be more important. The students of today represent our hope for a better tomorrow. They are building our future. This annual event is a celebration of the power of connecting students to each other globally, and an... Read more

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New research shows Learning Tools improved reading comprehension in diverse student group

Today we're sharing the results of a new multi-grade 3rd party research study, conducted in Washington State, that shows the positive impact Microsoft Learning Tools can have in the classroom.  We're also sharing some news below on Learning Tools coming to Word for iPad and the Microsoft Edge Browser. The Microsoft Learning Tools set is natively built into the Office 365... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Hack the Classroom and hit the Oregon Trail with Minecraft: Education Edition

A classroom is more than a room built with brick and mortar. Inside, educators and students come together as builders too, assembling projects, lesson plans, and the skills they’ll need to thrive in the future. In the October episode of What’s New in EDU, our monthly round-up of the latest efforts and products from Microsoft Education, we put wheels on the whole classroom... Read more