Tag: Office 365 for Education

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Microsoft Teams in Office 365 Education updates rolling out, with more coming soon

Over the course of debuting Microsoft Teams in Office 365 Education, we’ve been privileged to have educators from across the globe join us in creating technology to foster collaborative classrooms and improve student learning outcomes. Whether it’s through events like Hack the Classroom, or message boards on the Microsoft Educator Community (MEC), or in conversations... Read more

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Colorado’s GOAL Academy pursues flexible, personal and secure learning with the help of Microsoft tools

With close to one in every 16 students in America dropping out of high school before receiving their diploma, Colorado’s GOAL Academy looks to a technology-driven way to keep students engaged. This free, public alternative to high school switched from Google to Microsoft education tools last year and now tailors their virtual classrooms for students with backgrounds that... Read more

Skype-a-Thon is running from November 28 through November 29. Open hearts. Open minds.

Join us for Skype-a-Thon: Microsoft’s global event on Nov. 28-29 aiming to unite nearly half a million students

Our annual Skype-a-Thon is here again, connecting thousands of classrooms to help open hearts and open minds. In our increasingly complex world this could not be more important. The students of today represent our hope for a better tomorrow. They are building our future. This annual event is a celebration of the power of connecting students to each other globally, and an... Read more

Extra Credits: College student excels academically with accessible technologies

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. In today’s edition of Extra Credits, the Microsoft Accessibility Blog shares the story of Veronica, a college student with low vision who uses accessibility capabilities in Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10 to excel academically. Like the... Read more

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The productivity promise: Using OneNote Class Notebooks to revolutionize organization and efficiency

I taught middle and high school for 11 years. I’m an Instructional Technology Specialist now, but as I visit classrooms around the district I am still haunted by one of the challenges teachers face every day: their students’ lack of organization and productivity. I’m talking about: continued no-name papers, forgetting paper or writing utensils, and losing papers in... Read more

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New research shows Learning Tools improved reading comprehension in diverse student group

Today we're sharing the results of a new multi-grade 3rd party research study, conducted in Washington State, that shows the positive impact Microsoft Learning Tools can have in the classroom.  We're also sharing some news below on Learning Tools coming to Word for iPad and the Microsoft Edge Browser. The Microsoft Learning Tools set is natively built into the Office 365... Read more