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March 12, 2021

Updates in Microsoft EDU for International Math Day

Today’s math classrooms are incredibly diverse, students come from many backgrounds and teachers differentiate their instruction for various skill levels and needs. At Microsoft Education, we are here to support students and teachers in their journey.

March 08, 2021

Celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with New Lessons About Malala and the Suffragettes

For International Women’s Day and Women’s History month, we want to help you inspire girls to change the world, whether they aspire to be engineers, artists, programmers, designers, world leaders, or anything that ignites their passion! To celebrate, we’re releasing new lessons for our Good Trouble: Lessons in Social Justice world about two activists who’ve had an enormous impact on women’s education and their place in society.

March 04, 2021

Creative Learning and Leadership | Minecraft: Education Edition at India’s Sat Paul Mittal School

Sat Paul Mittal School is a Microsoft Showcase School in Ludhiana in Punjab, India. When a chance mention of Minecraft on a Skype call piqued their students’ interest, they took a chance on game-based learning. Head of IT Monica Joshi tells the story of how, in just two short years, Minecraft: Education Edition became a mainstay for creative, cross-curricular learning.

March 03, 2021

FarmBeats for Students: AI, ML and Data Science for the Classroom

Today is UNESCO World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development. A day to celebrate how applying engineering skills can improve modern life and achieve positive environmental impact.

March 02, 2021

What’s New in Microsoft Teams for Education | February 2021

First and foremost, THANK YOU for being amazing. We know that this school year has had its ups and downs, and we are so grateful to you for all your hard work and dedication to not only helping students learn, but supporting their wellbeing.

March 01, 2021

Save Time and Automate Your Workflows with These Shortcuts for Educators

This post was written in collaboration with Gabi Stein, Geri Gillespy, Brian Dang and Jon Levesque

February 23, 2021

Sift Through the Sands of Time with New Egyptian History Lessons

Pyramids, pharaohs, mummies, and the mighty Nile River… now your emerging Egyptologists have a chance to explore all of their favorite topics in Minecraft: Education Edition!

February 23, 2021

Pinterest pins can now be interactively embedded into OneNote and Word

Educators around the world love using Pinterest 📌 to discover and save materials, lessons plans, ideas, and digital materials for their classroom. Over the past few years, we have heard many requests for a Pinterest integration with OneNote. The OneNote binder metaphor, and the ability to easily embed Pinterest Pins interactively in OneNote, organize them, or distribute to others in OneNote Class Notebook, seemed like a great match. In addition, with our recent announcement of Microsoft Word for web support for interactive content, we’ve also added Pinterest support here as well! Today we are excited to announce the integration between Pinterest, OneNote and Word.

February 16, 2021

Explore Indigenous History and Culture with Manito Ahbee Aki

Indigenous Peoples around the world are the stewards of incredible networks of knowledge and history. By accessing Indigenous wisdom, society as a whole stands to discover millennia of expertise and learn more about our connection with the land we all share. Louis Riel School Division in Winnipeg, the capital of central Canada’s province of Manitoba, wanted to provide students an opportunity to learn about the Anishinaabe Peoples, their cultures, and the histories of their region. So the division partnered with Microsoft Canada and Minecraft: Education Edition to create Manito Ahbee Aki, the world’s first Anishinaabe community built in Minecraft. The project was led by the LRSD Indigenous Council of Grandmothers and Grandfathers, Indigenous Knowledge Keepers from Manitoba, and LRSD’s Indigenous Education staff.

February 16, 2021

Instructure Announces Immersive Reader is Available Free to Canvas Users

Last week, Instructure announced that the Microsoft Immersive Reader is now freely available to all Canvas users to make content more inclusive and accessible. Canvas by Instructure is the learning platform that helps great education happen. Open, intuitive, and born in the cloud, Canvas streamlines all the digital tools and content that teachers and students love, for a simpler and more connected learning experience. Since we launched Immersive Reader as a Cognitive Service all to all partners last summer, a top request from educators and schools has been to integrate with Canvas.

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