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What’s New in EDU: Immersive Reader comes to Teams as inclusivity comes into focus

For our September episode of What’s New in EDU, we’re helping bring inclusivity into focus and announcing several new updates coming to Learning Tools. We’re also bringing a popular Learning Tools feature, Immersive Reader, over to Microsoft Teams for more personalized communication. In the same episode, parents and teachers can learn about how Microsoft Store and... Read more

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Empowering literacy for everyone with free Microsoft Stores workshops

America has a literacy crisis. Students, parents and teachers attended a recent literacy kick-off event at Microsoft to see how Learning Tools improve reading. More than 36 million adults in the United States cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third grade level. And children whose parents have low literacy levels have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest... Read more

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From teacher to engineer in 8 days: How these educators joined a hackathon

What 21st century skills do students need to be ready for the 65 percent of jobs yet to be invented? The mission of Hacking STEM team is to “Modernize STEM education for every student on the planet to achieve more.” The team embarked on this mission almost two years ago. In the last two years the Hacking STEM team has a published portfolio of lesson plans that celebrate... Read more

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Back to School season gets easier with tips and hands-on help from #MicrosoftEDU

The Back to School season is a hectic period of behind-the-scenes work for educators, school leaders and IT leaders who want their students to walk into a seamless, appropriately set up classroom. Hectic doesn't have to mean hard, though, and the Microsoft Education Team wants to be there for you while you set up your digital classroom, save time and improve learning outcomes... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Live from ISTE 2018

Educators from across the globe are bringing their passions, experiences and big-change ideas together again for the 2018 ISTE Conference and Expo, kicking off this week in Chicago, Illinois. And if forward-thinking teachers and time-saving tech advancements are going to be there, that means What’s New in EDU is going to be there too. We’re debuting brand new episodes... Read more

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Tips and tricks to keep students primed with real-world learning in summer

School's out for summer, and while it’s certainly a time for fun and sun, the downtime can also cause what’s commonly referred to as the “Summer Slide.” Researchers have found that students’ achievement scores decline over summer vacation. Their economic background, or access to learning resources during the summer months, was also found to play a frequent role in... Read more