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June 28, 2022

Grow Professionally with the Microsoft Learn Educator Center

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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August 11, 2022

How Microsoft Helps Prevent Cybersecurity Attacks in Schools

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.

August 09, 2022

Using Live Captions in OneNote for more inclusive learning

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.

August 02, 2022

New LMS integrations offer seamless learning experiences

Education has evolved significantly over the past three years, and so have the needs of educators, students, and institutions. Educators need time-saving workflows, students need access to classroom content wherever they are, and institutions need the seamless integration of these LMS experiences.

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July 28, 2022

Elevating equity through literacy

Recently I had the opportunity to join many of my colleagues at ISTE, one of the world’s most influential education events. The upbeat energy of the host city, New Orleans, spread through the convention center the way music permeates the local streets, with the city’s vibrant spirit seeming to rub off on the people who came to “The Big Easy” from other parts of the U.S. and around the world.

July 21, 2022

Reimagine Hybrid Learning with Canvas and Microsoft 365

As the demands of teaching and learning continue to shift, educators’ technology solutions need to adapt to accommodate new hybrid learning circumstances. That’s why we’re so excited to share how you can make the most of your hybrid learning setup with Canvas and Microsoft 365.

July 14, 2022

Explore Teams updates to enhance teaching strategies

Every day, we work to adapt our tools so that each student has the support and resources needed to thrive in the classroom and beyond it, too. One big part of this is Microsoft Teams, the education platform where we’re always innovating to support students and teachers alike.

July 07, 2022

Accelerating learning for students with limited internet access

Millions of students have limited access to the internet at home, leaving them struggling to access interactive online lessons and forcing them to find offline workarounds on devices lacking storage for video and other resources. Today , devices and education technology tools are more integrated into education than ever before, and learning opportunities happen not just at school, but at home and everywhere in between. In this landscape, the ability to work online and offline is key so that learning can continue regardless of a student’s ability to connect to the internet.

June 30, 2022

How Onslow Schools Use Microsoft Solutions to Support Students

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.

June 23, 2022

ISTE 2022: Partners empowering our communities and educators

With the world changing faster than ever, the connections between students, educators, and other learning communities that support them have never been more essential.

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