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November 17, 2022
Educators often search for professional learning experiences that explore how STEM concepts and tools can be embedded into the classroom in meaningful, intentional, and academically engaging ways. Knowing where to start can feel overwhelming.
November 15, 2022
According to the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress reading and math exams, 4th and 8th graders fell behind in reading and had the largest ever decline in math: “If this is not a wake-up call for us to double down our efforts and improve education, even before it was – before the pandemic, then I don’t know what will,” commented US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on the results.
November 10, 2022
As part of Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, our work in computer science education is critical to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn foundational computing skills. The mission of Microsoft MakeCode is to empower the next generation of technology creators through fun projects, immediate results, and both block and text editors for learners at different experience and grade levels.
October 27, 2022
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 25, 2022
A common misconception is that young people, many of whom grew up using tablets or touchscreen phones from an early age, are inherently tech savvy. For many, digital safety is a glaring area of growth. K-12 education faces a staggering number of security threats and receives over 80% of workplace malware attacks.
October 12, 2022
The world needs dyslexic thinking, an approach to problem solving, assessing information, and learning. Research tells us that dyslexic thinkers have the exact skills needed for the workplace of today. The Value of Dyslexia report points out that new roles and enhanced tasks will be created across industries that closely match the strengths of dyslexic thinking.
October 11, 2022
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.
October 06, 2022
With challenges facing classrooms worldwide, it’s essential to find new ways to engage and inspire young people to take an active role in developing leadership skills. Educators and families can support students as they learn how to make a positive change in their communities. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Minecraft: Education Edition offers a chance to have some fun along the way.
October 05, 2022
For those who think being an educator is just about teaching, what you do in your classrooms goes beyond the curriculum. Many valuable things you do every day go unnoticed. It’s hard for you to manage not only your classrooms, but sometimes your well-being, as you face more challenges than ever before.
September 29, 2022
In the last few years, schools around the world have experienced an incredible pace of change. As challenging as this time has been, it has also opened the door to an unprecedented opportunity to transform education programs. Institutions are now shifting their focus to a truly learner-centered approach using technology and new learning tools.