Posts by Anthony Salcito, VP, Education

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

An educator and student smiling as they discuss a digital project.

Announcing Microsoft 365 Education, a single, affordable solution built for education

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7_3_MukBjQ In my job, I am fortunate that I get to travel to schools around the world. I am often inspired by these visits, especially when I witness the passion in teachers when they can make a special connection with students, sparking both their curiosity and creativity. And in these travels, I also I see the mounting pressure... Read more

The next wave of Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts gathers for a group photograph.

Announcing the new 2017-2018 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Showcase Schools

At Microsoft, we recognize that technology alone cannot develop the 21st century skills students require. We are inspired, every day, by the impact amazing educators and thoughtful leaders are making on innovative teaching, all leading to improved student outcomes. We are heartened when our Microsoft Educators and Showcase Schools help support and transform others across the... Read more

A girl on a field trip with her class points to something out of view excitedly.

Where to start and what to know about Microsoft Education’s new experiences

A great classroom comes to life wherever students and educators meet. In working with our vibrant Microsoft Educator Community over the years, we’ve learned to reshape our ideas of what that great classroom looks like, how it works and even where it is. The world is changing right before us and, together, we have to recognize it as a pressing societal challenge - and our... Read more

Craig Kielburger addresses attendees of WE Day on a stage.

An inspired partnership: WE and Microsoft join forces to bring WE Day to more students and schools

Microsoft is proud to partner with WE, an organization that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Microsoft shares that vision and, through its technology, is helping WE accelerate their impact. I had the privilege of attending WE Day recently in Vancouver, Canada and meeting with co-founder of WE, Craig Kielburger. As I met with Craig, I... Read more

A huge group of educators hold up flags from their respective countries at E2.

Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts recognized at Microsoft Education Exchange 2017

Educators from around the world awarded for empowering students to achieve more   Last week in Toronto, hundreds of inspiring Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIE Experts) from 83 countries came together to spark new ideas and celebrate outstanding teaching practices at the Microsoft Education Exchange (E2) event. Each of these MIE Experts is dedicated to... Read more