Tag: Learning Tools

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Empowering literacy for everyone with free Microsoft Stores workshops

America has a literacy crisis. Students, parents and teachers attended a recent literacy kick-off event at Microsoft to see how Learning Tools improve reading. More than 36 million adults in the United States cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third grade level. And children whose parents have low literacy levels have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest... Read more

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Teaching Physics with OneNote

In education, digitization alone is not enough. It needs to enhance learning to be justified in terms of costs and teachers’ commitments. Pedagogical requirements must be the starting point of digitization in our schools. Teaching is not about apps but what you as a teacher can accomplish with whatever is at hand. Yet occasionally, you come across a piece of software that... Read more

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Teams for Education celebrates two years with new updates for back-to-school

  At Microsoft Education, we believe learning never ends. That’s the approach we take with our products, too. Our team is constantly on the road meeting with students, teachers and administrators around the world to learn how we can keep improving and evolving. Thanks to all of you who’ve shared your time and feedback with us; we’re thrilled to share what we’ve... Read more

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OneNote Class Notebook and Microsoft Teams for enhanced learning

For years, OneNote Class Notebook has been a vital part of many Norwegian classrooms. When combined with Microsoft Teams, you get a virtual classroom and pedagogical framework that provides many possibilities for teachers and students. Digital competence is an important part of teaching today because we must know how to make good use of such tools. This kind of professional... Read more

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Celebrating Changemakers: 365 saves time, so educators can save programming

Hello, fellow changemakers! I’m Joe Archer, a 6th-grade teacher now in my tenth year of teaching at Lakewood Elementary School in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada. I’ve been a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert since 2013, earning over 150 badges and certifications along the way. The Grand Erie District School Board, where I live and work, has made it a priority to... Read more

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Improving student outcomes, OneNote at a time

OneNote Class Notebooks—and the teaching and learning style they facilitate—have led to significant improvements in attitude and outcomes for my students. I teach English Language and Literature to 13- to 18-year-olds of mixed ability at an independent boarding school in the U.K. Over the last three years, OneNote has become the central plank of teaching and learning in... Read more