Tag: 21st Century Learning

Beth Hamilton guiding her students on their Surface devices.

Building for innovative learning: A new elementary school takes shape

What if you were given the chance to begin a brand-new school, one that hadn’t even been designed yet? Where would you begin? Beth Hamilton, soon-to-be principal of just such a school, has made it her life’s work and a longtime dream to turn that what-if into an accomplishment for her community. In the fall of 2018, when Wilburton Elementary in Bellevue, Washington... Read more

Save the date for our next Tweetmeet on July 18.

Ask the experts about Microsoft Teams with #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on July 18

July 18th brings your chance to ask the experts all about Microsoft Teams in Office 365 for Education, during two live #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet events with @MicrosoftEDU on Twitter.   What are #MSFTEduChat TweetMeets?   Every month Microsoft Education organizes multiple social events on Twitter to collaborate with educators. The hashtag we use to organize it... Read more

Educator Jeff Gearhart guides his students through the worlds of Minecraft: Education Edition.

A small school’s shy students take a big step into immersive worlds with Minecraft: Education Edition

Brinnon School is small. Really small. With about 60 kids and roughly half a dozen full-time faculty members, educators at this intimate Washington school must think bigger as they set students of different ages and confidence levels on a shared path to success. Thanks to the passion and knowhow of Jeff Gearhart, Brinnon School District’s Technology Coordinator,... Read more

MIE Expert Eileen Heller teaches her class of eager students.

Integrating technology in class for great results: 6 tips from an expert

Technology opens plentiful possibilities for students, but for teachers it can present a unique challenge. New tools should not only engage students and fit seamlessly into lessons, but also add value without taking away from the many “musts” on every teacher’s list. Eileen Heller, Instructional Technology Trainer and Elementary Innovation Facilitator for Omaha Public... Read more

MIE Expert Ross McGill sits in front of a shelf of colorful binders.

A blog leads to big change for students and innovative educator Ross McGill

Ross McGill, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, started blogging about his experiences as a teacher back in 2008. Fast-forward to today and you’ll see his blog, Teacher Toolkit, has been voted the #1 education blog in the U.K. and ranks as one of the world’s top-50 Ed Tech Brands in Education. He and his writers use the platform to inform and train people around the... Read more

A girl on a field trip with her class points to something out of view excitedly.

Where to start and what to know about Microsoft Education’s new experiences

A great classroom comes to life wherever students and educators meet. In working with our vibrant Microsoft Educator Community over the years, we’ve learned to reshape our ideas of what that great classroom looks like, how it works and even where it is. The world is changing right before us and, together, we have to recognize it as a pressing societal challenge - and our... Read more