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What’s New in EDU—Earth Day brings updates to your ecosystem of tech tools

Happy Earth Day, educators! We’re celebrating with a suite of updates to your ecosystem of teaching tools, including a playful new set of Earth Day emoticons on Skype. OneNote, Teams, Minecraft Education Edition, Skype and Apple School Manager are all benefitting from added features and functionality this month. Check out the full roster of updates below and be sure to... Read more

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Changemaker Series: How Skype in the Classroom brought penguins to my school in India

In my state of Maharashtra, India, the school year starts in June. I was teaching 1st grade class in the village, a rural area, between 2016 and 2017. By the time it was July, we only had three admissions in my classroom. I started to visit parents and discuss the issue with them: Why are you not sending your child to my school? I came to learn and understand that parents... Read more

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How 50 classrooms used Skype to help save a school in Kenya

Ben Honeycutt is the Executive Director of non-profit Open World Cause and a Social Studies Teacher at Woodland Park Middle School in Colorado. As an educator, Ben’s mission is to provide his students with real world opportunities, so they can learn more about the world around them and take action to make a difference. One of their latest achievements was to help fund the... Read more

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Announcing the 2019 Microsoft Showcase Schools

At Microsoft, we believe in the potential of every student. We believe educators deserve more time to teach. And we believe with the right tools, everything is possible. The schools nominated for our Showcase School program exemplify these beliefs by implementing innovative practices throughout their leadership, teaching, and learning. These beliefs also extend into the... Read more

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Announcing the new 2018-2019 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts

At Microsoft, we are inspired every day by the impact dedicated educators and thoughtful leaders are making on innovative teaching, ultimately improving student outcomes. At the core of everything we do is the drive to inspire educators and, in turn, to help every student achieve more. We also recognize that technology alone cannot develop the 21st century skills students... Read more

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Nominate your school for Microsoft’s Showcase Schools Program

School leaders committed to improving student outcomes benefit when they share best practices with one another. Over my time working in education, I’ve continued to be inspired by school leaders who push the boundaries of innovation and strive to set new benchmarks for what’s possible. It’s clear that the most important part of the journey is about people. The role of... Read more