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May 20, 2021

Engaging a diverse set of students in any learning environment

Today on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we shine the spotlight on The Loom School in Decatur, Georgia, and their story of empowering all students to find success. Loom’s journey represents just some of the ways that Microsoft tools and resources can support accessibility in any classroom, while ensuring a diverse set of students can engage with learning materials.

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June 10, 2021

Announcing Imagine Cup Junior AI for Good Challenge 2021 winners

I’m excited to announce the top 10 global winners of the Imagine Cup Junior AI for Good Challenge 2021. Thousands of students, aged 13 through 18, participated in this year’s competition to come up with ideas to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges using the power of artificial intelligence.

June 03, 2021

You're cordially invited: FlipgridLIVE 2021

There’s no better way to wrap up day one of ISTELive 21 than to put on your party hats and tune in to the rowdiest (virtual) party in town, FlipgridLIVE!

June 01, 2021

Drop by Office Hours for educator tips in minutes!

It’s no secret that learning extends long after class is dismissed, for students and for teachers—from diving into a new topic to brushing up on an old skill. Now, there are more ways for educators to explore their questions after class and on their schedule.

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May 27, 2021

Microsoft Surface devices support the next phase of learning

In this time of disruption, educators, administrators, and staff have shown extraordinary resilience. They have navigated an unprecedented pivot to remote or hybrid learning while keeping students at the center.

May 25, 2021

You spoke. We listened. New Teams features inspired by your feedback

With summer around the corner, there are plenty of exciting things to look forward to in the months ahead. In fact, now through August, we are rolling out dozens of new Microsoft Teams updates and features that will give you more tools to engage your classrooms, connect with students, and inspire their success in any learning environment.

May 18, 2021

Create more inclusive classrooms with Microsoft partner solutions

Teaching over the past year—whether remote, hybrid, or in-person—has introduced many challenges and opportunities for educators. One of those opportunities is finding new ways to create inclusive classrooms where students of all learning abilities have access to learn from anywhere.

May 13, 2021

Countdown to summer with free virtual student workshops

As classrooms slide into the school year’s home stretch, it’s as important as ever to keep students engaged and excited about learning. For educators, new activities and creative workshops can be gamechangers in these final weeks, and useful for students into summer.

May 06, 2021

Grow your impact with Microsoft Education programs

Are you a teacher looking for new ways to grow professionally and engage your students? Are you a school leader whose school is on a path of digital transformation and who wants to get support and connect with like-minded leaders?

May 04, 2021

Teachers: Thank you for inspiring students in their learning

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and I’d like to start by expressing my personal thanks and gratitude for everything teachers do.

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

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Canva designs can now be interactively embedded into OneNote

Educators around the world love using Canva, which is the world’s easiest design tool that allows you to design anything and publish anywhere. Over the past few years, we...

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Hybrid teaching solution with Microsoft Teams and Teams Devices

I had a chance to sit down and interview the Susquehanna Township School District and Martin Schultz with HP to discuss the amazing work they did with Microsoft Teams ....

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