Category: 21st Century Education

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Using Skype in the Classroom to empower students to protect the marine environment

“Hi! Wondering if you would like to Skype with my kids and talk about plastic waste.” It’s incredible how impactful a simple 16-word text can be, how a simple action can lead to greater achievements. This message from Oluwakemi Olurinola, a Nigerian teacher, back in August 2017, was the beginning of my Skype lesson, The Skype Plastic Cleanup Brigade. Nearly two years... Read more

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Student-centered learning — #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet and Live Event on July 16

  Announcing the July 16 TweetMeet and a Live Event with Mike Tholfsen   The Microsoft Teams for Education Live Event presented by Justin Chando after the June TweetMeet was very well received (play it back on demand). That’s why we’re happy to bring you another dual event this month: our regular #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet followed by a Live Event, this time... Read more

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ISTE 2019 Wrap-up: Shining a spotlight on student-centered learning and accessibility

We are so invigorated by what we heard and saw at this year’s ISTE conference in Philadelphia. Thousands of teachers and school leaders from around the world came together with education technology experts to discuss topics such as personalizing instruction, supporting teachers in evaluating and using tech tools, developing social and emotional learning, and improving... Read more

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Sign up today for My World—a television series and standards-aligned curriculum from BBC Learning and Microsoft

  As technology facilitates the rapid and seamless dissemination of information, the critical requirements for success for the future workforce have been identified as social perceptiveness, deductive reasoning, complex problem solving, judgment and decision making.* These are also the skills which active and critical consumers of information need to make judgments... Read more

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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

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What you’ll see from Microsoft Education and our partners at ISTE 2019

For four days in June, ISTE 2019 is the place where educator-tested strategies come together with proven resources for transforming learning and teaching. It's the place for Microsoft to connect with the brightest EdTech leaders and organizations around the world. Microsoft is once again proud to be a Mission Sponsor for the largest annual education industry conference in the... Read more