Tag: 21st Century Skills

OneNote to the Rescue

Many teachers become overwhelmed by increased expectations around using technology-based methods and other approaches to content delivery, learner support, assessment, and collaboration with other teachers, both inside and outside their schools. There is pressure to use routinely digital strategies in their work with students, to act as guides and mentors in order to... Read more

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How can technology empower the Class of 2030?

Our world is changing faster than ever. What skills will today’s kindergarteners need to be life-ready by the time they graduate as the class of 2030? How can technology support their educational journey? To answer these critical questions, we launched a key piece of research: "The class of 2030 and life-ready learning: The technology imperative." Today, I am super... Read more

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We Connect The Dots with STEAM and coding for students

I’d like to tell you about my experience volunteering and teaching with an organization offering STEAM education, called We Connect the Dots, as well as the courses we offer the impact these initiatives have on students. I’ve been writing code for longer than I haven’t been. Writing code is a big part of who I am. My interest in experimenting with software development... Read more

Class of 2030: What do today’s kindergartners need to be life-ready?

The future of learning will be profoundly social, student-centric, personalized, and supported by technology.   Today’s kindergartners will graduate better prepared for their futures if they have a strong social and emotional foundation developed in a personalized learning environment, according to new Microsoft research conducted in collaboration with McKinsey... Read more

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Fresno Unified School District student outcomes improve with personalized learning

Fresno Unified School District, the fourth largest district in California, supports 75,000 students with a majority from low income households, and 22 percent who are English learners.  Fresno Unified represents some of our country’s most economically disadvantaged students – and yet they embody a wealth of opportunity. Beginning in 2016, Microsoft Education partnered... Read more

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How an assessment tool can help you teach 21st century skills

It takes a lot of courage to shift from traditional teacher-led training to flipped classrooms with deep, personalized learning paths. When adding the challenge of teaching 21st century skills to your pure subject knowledge, you need time and effort initially to re-configure your safe and familiar lesson plans. However, those who have tried it say there’s no going... Read more