Posts by Mark Sparvell, Microsoft Education Leader

New survey: What parents think about technology in the classroom

As a former educator, I’ve always been conscious of the parent’s role - essentially as their child’s first teacher - and their unique, valuable perspective on learning. Parents remember the ways they were taught in school and often have valid questions and thoughts on the new ways children learn, and about the curriculum being taught. With summer coming to an end and... Read more

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Celebrating International Mother Language Day

In today’s interconnected world, the ability to speak multiple languages and communicate across linguistic divides is a critical skill. Even partial knowledge of more than one language is beneficial. Proficiency in additional languages is a new kind of global literacy. Language learning needs to be expanded for all – young and old. Advances in machine translation... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Best of 2017 and 10 top tech guides from educators

We look back on 2017 and pour water on a computer in our December episode of What’s New in EDU, a monthly round-up of the latest efforts and products from Microsoft Education. Don’t worry, the computer’s just fine and, no, we don’t usually do that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2RuiS2woa0&feature=youtu.be What we’d like to make more routine is thanking... Read more