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April 11, 2023
Preparing students for the future
According to a 2023 survey conducted by Manpower Group, 77 percent of employers report difficulty in finding skilled employees. Employers seek both technical skills and soft skills, including self-discipline, problem-solving, and critical thinking. In today’s continuously evolving job market, it is important to prepare students with the skills they need for the future, regardless of their grade level.
April 04, 2023
Bett delivers again, even from afar
I was packed and ready to experience all the amazing things that Bett has to offer – meeting up with colleagues and friends, delivering a keynote, and watching others, and learning in the exhibit hall…when I started to feel feverish. Uh oh. You guessed it: right before I was due to fly out, I came down with COVID-19.
March 28, 2023
Exploring new opportunities with AI in education
In schools around the world, education leaders, educators, and students are exploring the power of AI to save time, personalize learning, and increase the efficiency of their operations.
March 21, 2023
Learning Accelerators coming to Bett 2023
One of the highlights of 2023 so far for Microsoft Education was in early February, when we announced Learning Accelerators. Now, we’re looking forward to showing educators how Learning Accelerators can help their students improve...
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.
March 02, 2023
Support independent reading on Read Across America Day
Reading for pleasure is one of the best ways to learn to read. When a student self-selects a text that sparks curiosity, joy, or invites them into a story-filled world, they actively engage in complex processes found in standards-aligned frameworks for reading.
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...