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March 16, 2023
Leverage Search Coach to build information literacy skills
Learners receive information from a vast array of media and digital resources every day. However, studies show that only 1 in 10 students can distinguish between fact and opinion. Educators face the challenge of ensuring that students learn to become more informed consumers and producers of digital content.
February 23, 2023
Strengthen presentation skills with Speaker Coach
Concise and clear speaking is an essential communication skill that employers value. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, approximately 96 percent of businesses view oral and written communication as an essential competency but only 42 percent of employees are proficient at these skills.
February 22, 2023
Enhance literacy development with Reading Progress and Coach
Literacy has long been a strong predictor of students’ future career paths, financial stability, and overall health. Unfortunately, reading achievement scores in the United States have declined “significantly”, according to the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading assessment.
February 16, 2023
Differentiate and build student agency with Reading Coach in Immersive Reader
A recent 2022 report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) showed a decline in average reading scores since 2019. Educators have been met with increasing pressure to accelerate learning for all students, who often arrive in classrooms with varying levels of proficiency.
February 15, 2023
Unlock students' full potential with Education Insights in Microsoft Teams
According to a Data Quality Campaign survey, 86 percent of educators think using data is an important part of being an effective teacher. 81 percent think their students benefit when instruction is informed by data, but many educators cite three common barriers to using student data–not enough time in the day...
February 13, 2023
Develop information literacy with Search Coach
Every day, learners are inundated by information from a vast array of media and digital resources. However, studies show that only 1 in 10 students can distinguish between fact and opinion. Educators face the challenge of ensuring that students learn to become more informed consumers and producers of digital content.
November 03, 2022
Empowering student learning with Math Assistant
Math teachers, what if there was a way to help students who say “I’m not a math person” or “I’m just not good at math”? When a student lacks math confidence, every challenge along the way simply confirms their self-doubt. These challenges only intensify as students move through their K-12 school experience and their needs and the course content continue to evolve.
November 01, 2022
Bring presentations to life with PowerPoint Live
Classrooms around the world contain students with very diverse abilities and needs, and research shows that this diversity has increased in recent years. For example, as of 2018 in the United States there were more than 5 million English as a second language (ESL) learners, accounting for approximately 10.2% of the total student population.
October 27, 2022
5 Microsoft Education tools for an inclusive classroom
An inclusive classroom is made up of many different learners with unique needs and abilities, that want to feel they belong regardless of their identity, learning preferences, or skills. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics,15% of all U.S. public school students receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
October 11, 2022
Help students become more confident speakers
The ability to express yourself in a group setting is a fundamental skill that has gained importance in today’s world. The act of logging in to an online classroom and contributing to a conversation is a form of “presenting” that may cause stress and anxiety for both students and teachers.