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Every PowerSchool Unified Classroom class now comes with a built-in OneNote Class Notebook

In January 2018, PowerSchool and Microsoft announced an education partnership that brings together PowerSchool’s innovative K-12 technologies with Microsoft Office 365 productivity suite, cloud infrastructure and more, to help ensure all students reach their full potential. One of the outcomes of the PowerSchool and Microsoft partnership is today’s announcement... Read more

We teamed up with World Wildlife Fund for an interactive science curriculum on biodiversity

We share our planet with millions of different species. This huge variety of animals and plants, and the places they live, is called biodiversity.  The connections between these species form an intricate network that helps to protect us all. Unfortunately, in large part because of human impact, many of these species are at risk of extinction. In partnership with World... Read more

Victoria creates virtual Melbourne in Minecraft, sparks learning transformation

One of the delights of Melbourne is its warren of alleyways and arcades. Victorian educator Stephen Elford wants everyone to help build them all over again – only this time using Minecraft: Education Edition. Elford is the Victorian Department of Education and Training’s (DET) Digital Learning Coach and has led the development of Mini Melbourne – a virtual... Read more

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What’s New in EDU – ISTE Edition: Announcing new technology to empower inclusive, student-centered learning

In today's classrooms, diversity is the new norm. By creating student-centered, inclusive learning environments, educators have the flexibility and opportunity to meet the needs of the diverse group of learners in every classroom. Technology has the power to help teachers not only navigate, but also benefit from, their students’ unique learning styles. In this month’s... Read more


Closing the distance between the International Space Station and the classroom

Celebrating eight new lesson plans from Microsoft Education in partnership with NASA     Recently, my mom gave me a box of papers from my childhood, and I discovered—preserved among the mementos, letters and drawings—a copy of Time Magazine’s “To The Moon Special Supplement” (July 18, 1969) and the front section of the New York Times from July 20,... Read more

Announcing six features to enhance inclusion and collaboration in Microsoft Whiteboard for education

Student engagement is key to helping students develop and learn, while also maintaining that ever important classroom management. When used effectively, technology can enable great collaborative learning opportunities. However, we (the team behind Microsoft Whiteboard), are aware that using technology can sometimes pose challenges in classroom management. Today, we’re... Read more