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November 28, 2023

Gearing up for Computer Science Education Week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Computer Science Education Week! All year round, but especially December 4–10, 2023, we aim to inspire students to engage in computer science with opportunities to learn about AI, advocate for equity in digital careers, and become responsible coders.

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December 06, 2023

Nurture educator wellness with Microsoft Education

As winter approaches, and the holiday season brings its own set of stresses, it's essential for educators to prioritize their well-being. The demands of teaching, especially in our digitally connected world, can take a toll on educators. Leverage insights from Microsoft Education products, teacher voices, and other valuable resources to nurture your well-being this season and throughout the year.

November 30, 2023

Supporting the needs of all students

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD) on December 3 is an annual event that reaffirms the ideals of inclusion and equity for people of all abilities. Started by the United Nations in 2018, member nations continue to celebrate and uplift people with disabilities with the intention to protect their rights and dignity across the globe.

November 29, 2023

Transform assessment with new Forms updates

Assessment plays a critical role in the K-12 education system. From national high-stakes tests that occur each year to unit quizzes that check for student understanding, assessment is an important part of every data-based decision that an educator makes. And educators create and distribute lots of assessments! When it accurately measures students’ knowledge, skills, or attitudes, an assessment provides invaluable information that helps educators provide the right level of support to their students.

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  • November 20, 2023

    Empowering new possibilities with AI in the classroom

    AI is everywhere. And it’s quickly changing the way people work and learn, offering tremendous potential to empower educators and students around the world. But what is AI? What is generative AI? And how can it be applied in the classroom?

  • November 17, 2023

    AI and security breakthroughs from Microsoft Ignite 2023 that schools won't want to miss

    Each year at Microsoft Ignite—one of our largest and most popular events—we focus on sharing our most innovative updates with the world. The overarching theme for this year’s Microsoft Ignite event was how we are working to empower our customers, partners, and developers so that they can thrive in this exciting era of AI.

  • November 16, 2023

    4 new Teams updates to enhance classroom engagement

    Students are engaged by dynamic learning environments—the type of environments that offer experiences and tools that help students relate to content, understand why their learning matters, and show their thinking in various ways. Dynamic learning environments also help educators to swiftly and effectively evaluate and adjust learning experiences to suit students’ specific needs.

  • November 14, 2023

    Join the global Hour of Code movement

    From December 4–10, 2023, schools around the world will join the Hour of Code movement as part of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek). With just one hour of coding—whether during CSEdWeek or anytime throughout the year—anyone can learn the basics of coding. And this year’s Hour of Code may be the biggest yet, thanks to a new AI-focused tutorial from Minecraft Education called Minecraft Hour of Code: Generation AI.

  • November 07, 2023

    Microsoft Ignite: Bringing the innovations of the cloud to your CTE classroom

    During November at Microsoft, we focus on innovation, AI, and the cloud at one of our biggest events of the year: the Microsoft Ignite conference. It is free to join online from anywhere November 15 and 16, 2023, so anyone can learn about how Microsoft is innovating in ways that will impact teaching, learning, and the future of work. This year, a large focus of Ignite will be how Microsoft Azure brings your data together securely and privately to analyze your information and leverage other applications to provide enhanced learning, collaboration, and security. With secure access to your data on prem, in the cloud, or in a hybrid implementation, utilizing innovative education solutions with embedded AI and harnessing analytics in your career and technical education (CTE) classroom becomes easier than ever before.

  • November 02, 2023

    Empowering tomorrow's innovators: An educator’s guide to National STEM Day

    Picture this: A classroom filled with eager students, minds buzzing with curiosity, and the thrilling sense of discovery in the air. National STEM Day is right around the corner, offering you the unique opportunity to transform this vision into a vivid reality. As STEM educators, you hold the keys to unlock the wonder of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—the gateway to a world of boundless possibilities. In this blog post, we'll be your guide to crafting a memorable STEM Day that's educational and incredibly engaging and fun. Join us in making National STEM Day a remarkable experience that fosters a love for discovery and paves the way for your students to become visionary thinkers of the future.

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Forms app is now available for Education!

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New School Data Sync Experience is Now Generally Available

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