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  • November 28, 2023

    Gearing up for Computer Science Education Week

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Computer Science Education Week! All year round, but especially December 4–10, 2023, we aim to inspire students to engage in computer science with opportunities to learn about AI, advocate for equity in digital careers, and become responsible coders.

  • November 20, 2023

    Empowering new possibilities with AI in the classroom

    AI is everywhere. And it’s quickly changing the way people work and learn, offering tremendous potential to empower educators and students around the world. But what is AI? What is generative AI? And how can it be applied in the classroom?

  • November 17, 2023

    AI and security breakthroughs from Microsoft Ignite 2023 that schools won't want to miss

    Each year at Microsoft Ignite—one of our largest and most popular events—we focus on sharing our most innovative updates with the world. The overarching theme for this year’s Microsoft Ignite event was how we are working to empower our customers, partners, and developers so that they can thrive in this exciting era of AI.

  • November 16, 2023

    4 new Teams updates to enhance classroom engagement

    Students are engaged by dynamic learning environments—the type of environments that offer experiences and tools that help students relate to content, understand why their learning matters, and show their thinking in various ways. Dynamic learning environments also help educators to swiftly and effectively evaluate and adjust learning experiences to suit students’ specific needs.

  • November 14, 2023

    Join the global Hour of Code movement

    From December 4–10, 2023, schools around the world will join the Hour of Code movement as part of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek). With just one hour of coding—whether during CSEdWeek or anytime throughout the year—anyone can learn the basics of coding. And this year’s Hour of Code may be the biggest yet, thanks to a new AI-focused tutorial from Minecraft Education called Minecraft Hour of Code: Generation AI.

  • November 07, 2023

    Microsoft Ignite: Bringing the innovations of the cloud to your CTE classroom

    During November at Microsoft, we focus on innovation, AI, and the cloud at one of our biggest events of the year: the Microsoft Ignite conference. It is free to join online from anywhere November 15 and 16, 2023, so anyone can learn about how Microsoft is innovating in ways that will impact teaching, learning, and the future of work. This year, a large focus of Ignite will be how Microsoft Azure brings your data together securely and privately to analyze your information and leverage other applications to provide enhanced learning, collaboration, and security. With secure access to your data on prem, in the cloud, or in a hybrid implementation, utilizing innovative education solutions with embedded AI and harnessing analytics in your career and technical education (CTE) classroom becomes easier than ever before.

  • November 02, 2023

    Empowering tomorrow's innovators: An educator’s guide to National STEM Day

    Picture this: A classroom filled with eager students, minds buzzing with curiosity, and the thrilling sense of discovery in the air. National STEM Day is right around the corner, offering you the unique opportunity to transform this vision into a vivid reality. As STEM educators, you hold the keys to unlock the wonder of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—the gateway to a world of boundless possibilities. In this blog post, we'll be your guide to crafting a memorable STEM Day that's educational and incredibly engaging and fun. Join us in making National STEM Day a remarkable experience that fosters a love for discovery and paves the way for your students to become visionary thinkers of the future.

  • October 26, 2023

    Upgrade to Microsoft 365 Education A5

    With the rapid transition to digital learning and the increased need for device management in education institutions, we understand the importance of providing secure digital environments for all staff and students. Microsoft 365 Education A5 includes a comprehensive set of management, security, privacy, and compliance solutions to help schools meet this need and more, including features like Learning Accelerators, Education Insights, and Unified Communications that enhance teaching, learning, and working. Paid users, such as faculty and staff, benefit from all of these features, and the student use benefit makes a subset of the features available to students at no cost.

  • October 24, 2023

    Empowering Indigenous voices during Native American Heritage Month

    November marks National Native American Heritage Month, a period in which we acknowledge and honor those who called the land now known as the United States home long before colonists arrived. According to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, there are currently 574 federally recognized nations with roughly 1% of students attending public U.S. schools identifying as American Indian or Alaskan Native (AI/AN). We must also be aware that some communities are not federally or state recognized or no longer exist today.

  • October 19, 2023

    Microsoft’s AI Classroom University Hackathon: A global challenge for students

    AI is changing the way our world works in real-time, and nowhere will this trend be more impactful than for the students who will inherit the future. The current wave of AI innovation is built on top of a foundation of data. Even the best technology is only as good as the data being used and even more importantly—the people building those solutions.

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