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.
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.
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.
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. While the UN Sustainable Development Goals represent an ambitious challenge to enhance the peace and prosperity on the planet, UN SDG goal #2 ‘Zero Hunger’ calls for bold and transformative steps to end hunger and help people achieve food security, acquire better nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. The United Nations predicts, “if recent trends continue, the number of people affected by hunger will surpass 840 million by 2030, or 9.8 percent of the population.” Powerful tools like Microsoft’s commercial FarmBeats precision agriculture technology are already playing a pivotal role in helping us achieve ‘Zero Hunger’ by combining a farmer’s knowledge and intuition about their farm with data-driven decision making. However, making these tools approachable, reducing the complexity, and training communities in using data, machine learning, AI, and the world of IoT is still a significant challenge.
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.
This post was written in collaboration with Gabi Stein, Geri Gillespy, Brian Dang and Jon Levesque
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!
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.