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What’s New in EDU: Updates to help students with dyslexia thrive (plus: we want to hear your story!)

With the school year in full swing, it's time to debut our October edition of What's New in EDU. Sorry, Halloween scare-fans: the only spooky thing about this one is how much news we squeezed into a single episode. 👻 We’re excited to bring new features to help teachers reach and engage every student. Our focus this month is on our Made by Dyslexia pledge to help... Read more

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Microsoft + Made by Dyslexia: Helping students with dyslexia thrive with technology

It is estimated that one in five students has dyslexia, yet there are likely far more who have not yet been identified in today's classrooms. These students, whose language based learning difference causes a deficiency with phonological processing when learning to read, are often mistakenly labeled as having a learning disability and, as such, make up approximately 70 to 85... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Immersive Reader comes to Teams as inclusivity comes into focus

For our September episode of What’s New in EDU, we’re helping bring inclusivity into focus and announcing several new updates coming to Learning Tools. We’re also bringing a popular Learning Tools feature, Immersive Reader, over to Microsoft Teams for more personalized communication. In the same episode, parents and teachers can learn about how Microsoft Store and... 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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What’s New in EDU: Live from ISTE 2018

Educators from across the globe are bringing their passions, experiences and big-change ideas together again for the 2018 ISTE Conference and Expo, kicking off this week in Chicago, Illinois. And if forward-thinking teachers and time-saving tech advancements are going to be there, that means What’s New in EDU is going to be there too. We’re debuting brand new episodes... Read more

Announcing new lesson plans and Minecraft: Education Edition update to spark interest in STEM

This week, the Microsoft Education team is in the Windy City showing off some exciting new technology and curricula to support STEM learning at the annual ISTE conference. In today’s job market, 50 percent of jobs require technology skills, and in the next 10 years, these types of jobs will outpace non-technology jobs by nearly two to one. It’s more important than ever... Read more