Investing in teachers’ growth to help them be more effective is key to improving student learning. The reason: teacher quality has more impact on students than any school education program or policy does, and in fact, teacher effectiveness is the largest factor influencing student outcomes, outside of family background.
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Sometimes schools can fall into routines that, though working, need updating to find even better, more engaging ways of teaching and learning. Having educational technology provides an efficient, agile platform that gives educators more ways to interact with each other and students—not only to promote students’ academic growth but also their social emotional learning and well-being.
With the world changing faster than ever, the connections between students, educators, and other learning communities that support them have never been more essential.
Schools are increasingly using education technology to push the boundaries of the traditional classroom, in turn creating and enhancing immersive, collaborative experiences that best support anytime, anywhere student learning.
Thanks to the evolution of education technology, more students with learning difficulties are finding accommodations that help them thrive in the classroom and in life.
Mark your calendars! ISTELive, a conference that brings educators, leaders, and industry reps together, returns June 26-29 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and we at Microsoft can’t wait to connect with our global community.
In the last of a series of four whitepapers created by The Economist and sponsored by Microsoft, the authors note the correlation between knowledge work and higher education. In the whitepaper, called “Leveraging technology to humanise the learning experience: Key lessons higher education can learn from ‘knowledge worker’ companies,” the authors also suggest best practices that education institutions can implement from knowledge work to better engage and connect with students.
One school district’s investment in Microsoft’s educational technologies helped transform how learners learn and how teachers teach.
Keeping educators and learners fully engaged in the flow of teaching and learning is next to impossible when your EdTech isn’t working together seamlessly. That’s why Microsoft is investing in integration with partner learning platforms—to ensure that both teachers and students have a great experience with our collaboration and learning tools. Now, you can access to Microsoft Teams and OneDrive capabilities right within many LMS applications, letting you connect and collaborate via desktop, mobile, or web devices. We've worked with our LMS partners to create a suite of tools using the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard that brings the best of Microsoft directly into your LMS, including OneDrive LTI, Teams Meetings LTI, and Teams Classes LTI.
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