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In music classroom without instruments, an ensemble of apps play bandleader

At Kaenoisuksa school, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, we face the unique challenge of bringing music education to roughly 600 students who don’t have the benefit of real instruments to practice with. Adding to the complexity, our student body is a diverse mix Shan, Yunnan and Lahu students who all bring a different set of cultural values and learning techniques to the classroom... Read more

Making an impact for STEM education in Europe

Europe desperately needs STEM skills. International assessments show that one in four adults in Europe lack basic skills in numeracy . By 2030, there will be 50 million open vacancies worldwide for positions requiring STEM skills. And skepticism of science, research and fact-based arguments in public discourse is on the rise. To reverse this trend, European education leaders,... Read more

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E2 | Education Exchange 2019: Tune in live as we Celebrate Changemakers in Education

  Just a few months ago, we announced our next Education Exchange (E2) event in Paris. This year’s Microsoft Education Exchange (E2) event will be held in Paris, France, from April 2 through April 4, 2019, with the support of local and international governments. This will be our fifth annual E2 | Education Exchange. The event is all about celebrating the... 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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Join us at FETC 2019 with breakout sessions, training and hands-on experiences

We’re excited to once again be a Gold Sponsor of the FETC Annual Conference. FETC offers a variety of session structures designed to foster hands-on and collaborative learning that focus on K-12’s most pressing challenges and technological implementations. Microsoft’s conference lineup is jam-packed with engaging activities and informative breakout sessions. Read on... 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