Tag: Research

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What’s New in EDU: Building better pathways for women in STEM

This month’s episode of What’s New in EDU is on a topic very near and dear to my heart. Working in tech over the past 15 years, and working with the Anita Borg Institute, has allowed me to dive deeper into this topic. Now, more than ever, I feel it’s critical to build pathways for women to pursue STEM careers, either through engineering and technical roles, or via... 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

A group of diverse students hold up posters that read, "I can change the world."

New survey shows U.S. educators increasingly turning to Skype to teach empathy and compassion

For years, pioneering educators have been embracing the Internet and video communications technology to expand the walls of their classroom. They are connecting their students with other cultures, races, religions and communities to help encourage thoughtful and compassion perspectives about the world. Now more than ever, we are finding that Skype is helping educators... 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

Word Researcher displays an on-screen pane of information on the Hyacinth macaw, as reference in a paper being written on the Amazon Rainforest.

How the modern librarian is guiding research in the online era

Teaching proper research methods is about so much more than enabling students to turn in the perfect paper. When done thoroughly, it imbues them with the ability to evaluate resources for credibility, avoid misleading misinformation and mount a cogent argument. Teaching students how to research is about empowering them to think critically, both in the classroom today and... Read more