Now that the school year has begun, it’s important to have the right tools that can help you create a quality learning environment for students as well as educators. With these new Microsoft Teams features, you can better understand the well-being of educators, connect with parents and guardians to help manage student learning progress, and use various tools from the integration with our partner app, Kami.
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Education is a tight-knit community full of thinkers, inventors, and dreamers. It’s a collective effort among dedicated companies who support these scholars to develop new ways to enhance the learning process. They create new tools that help educators and students stay engaged, included, and empowered.
Today is International Literacy Day, a day designated by UNESCO to highlight and raise awareness of the importance and incredible benefits literacy has for individuals and society. Literacy means more than just learning to read and write at school.
At Microsoft, we are inspired every day by the impact that dedicated educators and thoughtful leaders are making to innovate education and improve student outcomes. The last 18 months have only increased our appreciation of the critical work educators and school leaders do to help every student achieve more.
In these challenging times, closing learning gaps and helping students catch up are top of mind for educators working to accelerate learning. But where does student well-being fit in with this? There’s a strong case to be made for focusing more heavily on assessing and addressing student emotional wellness.
Listening to and empathizing with students through ongoing dialogue is vital to their current and future success. And with the right tools educators can foster an environment where students feel heard and help keep a pulse on their emotional well-being.
Each year, hundreds of K-12 schools in the U.S. alone experience cyberattacks, including 408 schools that publicly disclosed them in 2020, up 18% from the previous year, according to the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center. Fulton County Schools, the fourth-largest school system in Georgia, has learned just how valuable it is to put a top-notch security system in place.
Imagine listening to a presentation but not quite being able to hear it. Or perhaps you can hear it but you’re not fluent in the language the presentation is in, so you don’t know some of the words. Many students experience these kinds of barriers regularly, making learning harder and less enjoyable.
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