Category: Digital Education Innovation

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Empowering Changemakers Through Compassionate Decision-Making by Dr. Jane and the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots

Hello, changemakers and compassionate citizens! Dr. Jane Goodall is one of the biggest changemakers in history, making huge discoveries about chimpanzees and dedicating her life to making things better all over the world. Despite growing threats to wildlife, people and ecosystems, she still has plenty of hope for the future. Why? Because she believes in the power of young... Read more

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A letter to educators from the author & illustrator of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ book series

Hello Dragon Trainers & Wizards of Young Minds! My name is Cressida Cowell and I’m the author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and Wizards of Once book series. I have spent 20 years writing middle grade fiction, and over those 20 years I have lost count of the times people have asked me, "Have you ever thought of writing for adults?" as if writing... Read more

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Changemaker Series: How Skype in the Classroom brought penguins to my school in India

In my state of Maharashtra, India, the school year starts in June. I was teaching 1st grade class in the village, a rural area, between 2016 and 2017. By the time it was July, we only had three admissions in my classroom. I started to visit parents and discuss the issue with them: Why are you not sending your child to my school? I came to learn and understand that parents... Read more

Emotion and Cognition in the Age of AI: New research from Microsoft Education and The Economist Intelligence Unit

Given the accelerating pace of change around the globe, the worlds of school and work are undergoing massive transformations. New technologies such as artificial intelligence are empowering today’s students to address big challenges that motivate them, such as reversing climate change and slowing the spread of disease. At the same time, collaboration tools, mixed reality and... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: The best of Bett and new ways to inspire love for literacy and STEM

The What’s New in EDU crew is back from Bett, the world’s biggest education technology event where educators, ideas and edtech solutions came and left us with inspiration to spare – and share! If you’d like to catch up on all the Microsoft Education from the show (there was kind of a lot), check out our big Bett episode or the individual links below: We introduced... Read more

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Spark a love for literacy with February’s #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet

In celebration of World Read Aloud Day and February Literacy Month, we're making literacy the guiding star for this month’s TweetMeet. With the help of our global education experts - and our invitation to you - we'll discuss a range of aspects of literacy: How have you incorporated literacy in your lessons, and how do you spark the love for reading and writing in your... Read more