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Virtual bombs and Immersive Reader transform learning intervention

  Teaching children with autism brings a unique set of challenges to the classroom – which is why Matt Harrison encourages them to first defuse a bomb. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a co-operative virtual reality computer game where the player wearing the VR headset is trapped in a (virtual) room with a bomb they must defuse. The other players have the... Read more

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Learning for all

This article is part 4 of a 4 part series previously hosted on BBC. From robots to smart pens, tech can help teachers create an inclusive classroom. At Ulladulla High School, close to the ocean in New South Wales, Year 7 student Jacob dreams of being a coder. That might not seem so unusual, yet he lives with a rare condition called oculocutaneous albinism, which makes it... Read more

Accessibility in Examinations: Here’s what you need to know

Summary: As teachers digitise more and more classroom activities–particularly tests and exams–they need to ensure that all students, including those with disabilities, can participate in them on a level footing. Could online examinations disadvantage some of your students? It’s a question which every teacher should consider as they digitise the classroom. While digital... Read more

Accessibility workshop for teachers now available

"As a special education teacher, I am constantly on the hunt for technology and tools that give students with disabilities an environment that is personalised, differentiated and yet as close to their peers’ experience as possible… With Windows 10 and Office 365, I have been able to find and use many of the accommodations that I have been looking for making consumption of... Read more

Find out What’s New in Microsoft EDU for May

  Our mission at Microsoft is to equip and empower educators to shape and assure the success of every student. Any teacher can join our effort with free Office 365 Education, find affordable Windows devices and connect with others on the Educator Community for free training and classroom resources. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for our latest... Read more