Category: Educational Technology

Announcing a $1M grant to advance the role of “Humanware” in Academic Research

Cloud computing is changing the model of cyber infrastructure for Academic Research. Microsoft is supporting the efforts of the Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI) at Indiana University to go beyond technology to invest in the people on campus who work with the Academic Research community to adopt technologies and tools that enhance collaboration, accelerate discovery, and... Read more

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Try the fun, free and teacher-tested STEM workshops at your local Microsoft Store

Students participate in the free Ohbot the Robot immersive, educational workshop at the Microsoft Store where they learn to code Ohbot to talk and move. Today, technology jobs make up 50 percent of our workforce and that number will move to 77 percent in the next decade. With the growing gap in access to STEM learning - especially for girls and students of color - how will we... Read more

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Educators share STEAM strategies in September’s #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet

The best ideas are too big, too broad, to be bound by a single discipline or subject. While Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Mathematics are often seen as distinct and rooted in their own universes, there's common ground in their potential to give rise to creativity. It's no wonder we go with "STEAM" for short. As you may have already surmised, our... Read more

New survey: What parents think about technology in the classroom

As a former educator, I’ve always been conscious of the parent’s role - essentially as their child’s first teacher - and their unique, valuable perspective on learning. Parents remember the ways they were taught in school and often have valid questions and thoughts on the new ways children learn, and about the curriculum being taught. With summer coming to an end and... Read more

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Watch WE Day Aug. 17 at 8/7c on ABC

Get ready to be inspired and to inspire your students to do good. Invite your friends and families to join me and millions of Americans on August 17 to watch WE Day on ABC, a celebration of the transformative power of young people. Microsoft is proud to support WE’s mission to empower youth to create a positive impact at home and around the world through... Read more

Here’s what’s new in education apps

With the new school year fast approaching for the Western Hemisphere, we thought it would be useful to look at some of the most recently released apps on the Microsoft Store for Education. These apps work seamlessly within the Microsoft Education ecosystem to enable us all to empower every student to achieve more.   Mindsets Learning is passionately focused on... Read more