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Minecraft: Education Edition at MINECON Live 2019

MINECON Live 2019 beamed across the world on September 28 to showcase updates, epic builds, and real-life minigames with some of the community’s favorite streamers. It was a day of inspiration, connection, and fun surprises—like YouTubers flying around in giant bee-suits! During the pre-show, Minecraft: Education Edition took center stage, and our team leader... Read more


Immersive Reader comes to Nearpod, bringing engagement, joy and inclusion to every classroom

As announced in the Nearpod blog in September, Microsoft is bringing our Immersive Reader directly into Nearpod. With strong, active Microsoft integrations that drive student engagement, Nearpod is committed to bringing your classroom to life. Nearpod creates an inclusive and immersive learning experience by allowing students to actively participate in every lesson. The... Read more

New scenarios launched for Microsoft Higher Education Accelerator for Dynamics 365

We’ve added new scenarios to our Dynamics 365 Higher Education Accelerator, launched this time last year. In addition to the student lifecycle and student analytics components of the Accelerator, we have just announced functionality to support business partner management – which is another core scenario in Australian universities which is currently undergoing rapid... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: How to use innovative resources for digital storytelling, STEM learning, personalized assessments and more

As teachers, you know how important a strong feedback loop is to student improvement, and similarly, we value your input as we create and hone classroom tools. This month’s What’s New in EDU focuses on topics you said you wanted to learn more about and resources you asked for. We’ll help you get started and will share your tips, particularly when it comes to... Read more


Immersive Reader comes to Canvas to make learning more accessible

Today, we are excited to announce that the Immersive Reader is launching on Canvas! Canvas by Instructure is the learning platform that helps great education happen. Open, intuitive and born in the cloud, Canvas streamlines all the digital tools and content that teachers and students love, for a simpler and more connected learning experience. Since we launched Immersive... Read more