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Ways to encourage girls to keep pursuing STEM this Women’s History Month

In 2018, we conducted a study in collaboration with Dr. Shalini Kesar called Closing the STEM Gap. Our findings revealed that 31 percent of girls believe that jobs requiring coding and programming are “not for them.” In high school, that number jumps up to 40 percent. And by the time they’re in college, 58 percent of girls count themselves out of these jobs. We also... Read more

Emotion and Cognition in the Age of AI: New research from Microsoft Education and The Economist Intelligence Unit

Given the accelerating pace of change around the globe, the worlds of school and work are undergoing massive transformations. New technologies such as artificial intelligence are empowering today’s students to address big challenges that motivate them, such as reversing climate change and slowing the spread of disease. At the same time, collaboration tools, mixed reality and... Read more

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What’s New in EDU Live: Bett Day 2

Announcing new tech to support inclusive classrooms, plus highlights from “Emotion and Cognition in the Age of AI” keynote. Day 1 of Bett is a wrap, but that was just the beginning of our What’s New in EDU Live series! Today we’re focused on ways to support the unique needs and abilities of both students and teachers, especially in light of research showing that... Read more

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It’s Computer Science Education Week, and we’re here to help you make it great!

When students engage in computer science, they are not just learning to code to become future software engineers. They are also developing creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will prepare them to thrive in the future workforce, where 77 percent of jobs will require technology skills in the next decade. Microsoft partnered with YouGov and surveyed... 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

New report shows how teachers use Microsoft Forms to drive improvement in learning outcomes

Microsoft Education has undertaken a new study with researchers at Digital Promise to investigate how teachers around the world are using Microsoft Forms to drive learning. Providing feedback to students on their learning progress is one of the most powerful pedagogical approaches and education research has repeatedly shown that formative feedback has a tremendous impact on... Read more