Recently I had the opportunity to join many of my colleagues at ISTE, one of the world’s most influential education events. The upbeat energy of the host city, New Orleans, spread through the convention center the way music permeates the local streets, with the city’s vibrant spirit seeming to rub off on the people who came to “The Big Easy” from other parts of the U.S. and around the world.
As the demands of teaching and learning continue to shift, educators’ technology solutions need to adapt to accommodate new hybrid learning circumstances. That’s why we’re so excited to share how you can make the most of your hybrid learning setup with Canvas and Microsoft 365.
Investing in teachers’ growth to help them be more effective is key to improving student learning. The reason: teacher quality has more impact on students than any school education program or policy does, and in fact, teacher effectiveness is the largest factor influencing student outcomes, outside of family background.
With the world changing faster than ever, the connections between students, educators, and other learning communities that support them have never been more essential.
During Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Junior Virtual AI Hackathons, students from all over the world have proposed a number of impactful ideas that leverage the fantastic potential of AI for Good. Some of these ideas involved saving elephants and griffon vultures from becoming extinct, helping children with autism interpret the emotions of those around them, designing a smart trash bin that facilitates selective recycling, and deploying AI-powered aquabots that can safely identify and remove trash from garbage patches in the ocean.
We recently hosted Microsoft Reimagine, a virtual event where inspiring changemakers, educators, product experts, and industry leaders explored innovative ways to support inclusive learning for K-12 students.
According to UNESCO, more than 1.6 billion children worldwide lost learning opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It may be true that the best time to plant a tree was 10 years ago, but Microsoft Education partners are offering creative ways to get students engaged in sustainability today.