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September 07, 2021

Spotlight on social emotional skills: Results of OECD’s global survey

The past year and a half has highlighted that disruptive events affect communities very differently. Students in lower income areas and those who are traditionally underserved face challenges that those in higher income areas don’t, such as heightened anxiety about graduating, increased loneliness, and difficulty feeling connected to peers.

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September 21, 2021

Help students discover the world with new Flipgrid Live Events

Flipgrid Live Events connect classrooms to subject matter experts and resources while providing students access to amazing locations across the globe.

September 14, 2021

New learning management system solutions from Microsoft partners

Whether you’re looking to organize your virtual classroom in Microsoft Teams or incorporate more robust social-emotional learning tools and techniques into your students’ daily lives, Microsoft Education’s learning management system (LMS) partners can help you build a more engaged and connected classroom.

September 09, 2021

Organize classwork with four new Assignments features from Teams

Whether you’re preparing for a new school year or are already in the thick of one, there is no better time than now to recommit to classroom organization with the help of Microsoft Teams.

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September 02, 2021

Meet Microsoft’s 2021-2022 Showcase Schools and MIE Experts

At Microsoft, we are inspired every day by the impact that dedicated educators and thoughtful leaders are making to innovate education, and ultimately, 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.

August 26, 2021

5 resources to help teachers prepare for back-to-school

Back-to-school time represents new beginnings, new perspectives, and new chances to grow. To set teachers up with the confidence, tools, and training they need to help students of all abilities thrive this year, we’ve rounded up several free resources for educators looking to personalize student learning and supercharge classroom engagement.

August 24, 2021

Reading Progress: Now available in Microsoft Teams

Reading comprehension is an essential part of any student curriculum, and recognizing the learning gap that the pandemic has created, it’s especially important that each student gets the chance to build their reading skills and increase their confidence in turn.

August 19, 2021

Announcing AP Computer Science Principles with Microsoft MakeCode

In partnership with the United States College Board organization, whose mission is to expand access to higher education for every student, Microsoft is proud to announce a free new curriculum resource for high school educators who teach the College Board’s Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles course.

August 12, 2021

Tips for using Teams for your professional learning community (PLC)

Educators are always looking for new ways to build relationships with colleagues and enhance student instruction. To do this, collaborating with colleagues is key. Professional learning communities (PLCs) through Microsoft Teams are an excellent way to discover, test, and share teaching practices easily and efficiently.

August 10, 2021

Head back-to-school with free trainings from Microsoft Store

While everyone loves summer break, students and educators might be even more excited about fall this year. The back-to-school season will likely bring the chance to reconnect—not just online but in person.

Other Microsoft Education News

BrainPOP integrates with Immersive Reader to make learning more accessible for all

Today we are excited to announce that BrainPOP has integrated Microsoft’s Immersive Reader! Students around the world are engaged in learning with BrainPOP's animated movies featuring relatable characters that connect...


ReadWorks sample passages now available in Reading Progress for Microsoft Teams

Reading Progress is a free tool designed to support educators in creating personalized reading experiences that build confidence and reading fluency in their students. Built into Assignments in Teams, Reading...


What’s New in Microsoft Teams for Education | August 2021

Whether you’re just kicking off the school year or in the middle of the term, congratulations on all you’ve been doing to keep students engaged and learning so far. We...


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