Category: Classroom Tools

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Microsoft Canada at Connect Conference

Are you coming to Connect Conference 2019? The largest gathering of educators in Canada runs from April 30th to May 3rd, and we'll be there to share in the excitement. This is a chance to explore a new idea, pick up a fresh skill, or get inspired to use an innovative piece of classroom technology. We want to let you in on a few of the Microsoft sessions you'll be able to... Read more

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Go with the Flow to Simplify Your Digital Life

Ammar Aquil is one of Microsoft in Education Canada's Learning Development Specialists. He recently took Microsoft Flow for a test-drive, and it changed his digital life. Learn from a digital learning expert about how you can streamline your online! ••• "Just go with the flow." Has that saying ever actually relieved anyone’s anxiety? I know I've said it to a few of... Read more

Empowering student voice with Flipgrid

With its focus on empowering student voice, Fligrid has made huge waves in the education community. Teachers around the world have caught Flipgrid fever! That's part of the reason we've been so eager to partner with this amazing organization to better serve students. If you're new to Flipgrid, Canadian Learning Development Specialist Vance Beblow has a quick how-to guide to... Read more

A choice, a voice, and a place to make learning come to life

When we first tell people that we're using Minecraft: Education Edition in our grade 9 Science and Geography classrooms, we often get the same reactions. Do you really let them play Minecraft in the classroom? What are they actually learning playing video games? Do you worry that students won’t speak to each other if they're playing Minecraft? It doesn’t take long to... Read more

Microsoft Learning Development Specialist Ammar Aquil on game-based learning with Minecraft

Ammar Aquil is one of Microsoft in Education Canada's Learning Development Specialists and an expert in game-based learning for K-12 education. Read about his experience exploring Minecraft: Education Edition and how the Update Aquatic opened up new landscapes for learning. *** As a student, I struggled throughout most of my math education, and also parts of science as... Read more

Empowering the BYOD space with OneNote

One of the most challenging debates in education revolves around the issue of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in the contemporary classroom. BYOD is a policy which enables students to bring their own devices to school for use in their learning. While this sounds like a great opportunity for learners, the practice is not universally supported. Teachers are concerned that devices... Read more