Tag: Skype in the Classroom

An educator waves at a classroom through an on-screen Skype video call.

Going global with learning projects and finding the right tool to help

After more than 11 years of experience, my concept of teaching has changed a lot. When I started in education, I thought teaching meant providing knowledge from textbooks to students. But thanks to working with fellow Microsoft Innovative Educators, I am energized to do more than provide knowledge. Now I want to inspire learning and future-ready skills, right here from Ho Chi... Read more

Two elephants gather near a tree at sunset.

How to bring the world to your students and support sustainable development

The United Nations is dedicated to promoting cooperation and collaboration at local and global levels, which means it’s fundamentally aligned with what we hope to achieve in modern education. Established in 1945, the UN has dedicated efforts to maintaining world peace, promoting human rights, and protecting the spaces of our world, including our environment. In 2015, the... Read more

MIE Expert Jason Holt standing alongside a student wearing a VR headset.

An educator’s playful plan to bring true technology integration to the classroom

Jason Holt teaches students how to build games. As an instructional technology specialist, his game design course is a playful piece in a serious plan to connect students – along with his fellow teachers and administrators – to what technology can truly bring to the classroom. And based on the results he’s seeing, this Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert is well on his... Read more

MIE Expert Jennifer Williams with her students.

Innovative educator Jennifer Williams is forging new connections for the modern classroom

Teachers face a unique challenge in creating a classroom that remains relevant and can keep pace with a world that moves faster than ever before. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Jennifer Williams admits that, at this point, she and her peers understand the ‘why’ of where they need to get to. They just need to find the best answer to ‘how’ they get there. For... Read more

4 slices of STEM to get you ready for Pi Day

4 Slices of STEM to get you ready for Pi Day

Blueberry, apple, pumpkin … try not to get too distracted by flavorful thoughts as we talk about the other, less edible kind of Pi. This mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, has long been celebrated by civilizations of the past and present. It is a key mathematical expression used in technology, engineering, and sciences. Pi is... Read more

A student wearing headphones and glasses looks at a Windows device.

Experts share their diversity and inclusion practices through new Library of Experience

Inclusive education supports access and engagement for all children, regardless of gender, ethnicity, ability, health or medical condition. That’s exactly what Microsoft’s education mission aims to achieve, by empowering every student and teacher to do more. It’s why we’re so proud to announce the Library of Experience for Diversity and Inclusion, created together with... Read more