As we enter the third year of the pandemic, we continue to see many bright spots of innovation and perseverance in today’s education landscape.
Perhaps unlike ever before, learning in 2021 occurred in a wide variety of classroom settings. But no matter where it took place—remotely, in person, or in hybrid environments—schools and educators showed great flexibility as they worked to meet students’ academic and social-emotional needs.
As the typical classroom setting has evolved, technology has become not just a supplement to learning but primary to it and embracing tech as the new paper and pencil is integral to the success of students and educators.
Over the past two years, we’ve all seen the education industry deliver hybrid, remote, and blended learning, heighten its focus on student-centric outcomes, and rely on educators to purposefully integrate technology in their teaching and learning practices. COVID-19 has created a greater demand for educators to prioritize their own training and skilling readiness to effectively use and apply technology in impactful ways that improve student learning and engagement.
During any class, sometimes it’s hard for each student’s voice to be heard. We’re making it simpler with two new features in Reflect in Microsoft Teams.
Every student deserves to be seen and heard in the classroom, and Flipgrid helps educators make this possible through highly visual and interactive video discussions that keep students engaged and collaborative.
Have you heard? There’s a brand-new Windows edition, and it’s made just for education. Meet Windows 11 SE, a version of Windows that’s reimagined for a new era of digital learning and optimized for low-cost devices.
To enhance interactive learning, Microsoft Whiteboard, integrated within Microsoft Teams, is offering brand new features designed to increase lesson engagement.
Today, personalized learning and experiences are even more critical as higher education institutions compete to attract students from arguably the most diverse population of learners in history.
To help educators support inclusive learning for all, Microsoft Store is offering free, virtual trainings with equitable learning in mind.