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Augmented reality transforms learning in a Netherlands school

I teach construction and technology to students ages 13 to 17 at Vechtdal College in the Netherlands. My hands-on lessons in woodworking, painting and working with heavy machinery prepare students for careers in the construction industry. The industry is quickly changing, and I want my students to have the skills they’ll need to succeed. This means giving them experience... Read more

National Children’s Museum to reopen with educational exhibitions

In November 2019, National Children’s Museum will reopen as the first hybrid children’s museum and science center. The museum will feature exhibitions focused on science, tech, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) for children 12 and under. I am very proud to announce that we are partnering with the museum to help bring these exhibitions to life with a monetary gift of... Read more


Life in Space—STEM and NASA #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on October 15

  Announcing the October 15 TweetMeet   Next year marks the 20th anniversary of humans continuously living aboard the International Space Station (ISS). In celebration, the Microsoft Hacking STEM team (@Hacking_STEM) has partnered with NASA’s STEM on Station team @NASASTEM to design eight exciting STEM lesson plans targeted at middle and high school... Read more

Video for Partner Spotlight: Need STEM? NASA lesson plans hit on science, technology, engineering and math

Partner Spotlight: Need STEM? NASA lesson plans hit on science, technology, engineering and math

At this year’s ISTE conference in Philadelphia, we proudly featured several of our partners in the Microsoft Education booth. These are organizations that share our mission of working to empower every student on the planet to achieve more. We’re highlighting some of those collaborations here. There are more than a few proud space geeks here at Microsoft Education, and... Read more

Powerful tools to learn and practice math on Microsoft Education platform

Greetings teachers! As you get back into the back-to-school routine, we thought we would give you a quick update on one of your favorite subjects—math!  Below you will find amazing tools that will help your students learn and practice math in a fun and engaging way—thanks to our teams from Bing, OneNote, Windows Calculator and our partners from GeoGebra and FluidMath. We... Read more

St. Barbara’s Parish School uses Teams to overcome distance and streamline STEM learning

At Roxby Downs, in remote South Australia, students at St. Barbara’s Parish School are using Microsoft Teams to help design weather stations and work with the Bureau of Meteorology. Naomi Harris works four days a week at nearby Olympic Dam, but on Fridays, she teaches digital design, technology and science at St. Barbara’s Parish School. Established in 2000, St.... Read more