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Introducing the 2019 Bett Partners

As we seek to empower every student on the planet to achieve more, we are given the amazing opportunity to work with truly inspirational partners to help us support you in raising student outcomes and supporting growth. With the Bett show just around the corner, we wanted to highlight some of our wonderful partners who will be sharing our booth and experiences with us in... Read more

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Don’t miss your opportunity to join Microsoft for Bett, Jan. 23-26, 2019

A new year brings new opportunity to learn about all the latest and greatest from Microsoft Education. Join Microsoft at Bett 2019 in London on January 23-26, either online or right there with us at the event, being held at London’s ExCeL venue. Bett is an annual event that explores how technology can empower educators and students to reach their full potential.... Read more

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Microsoft MakeCode, Cartoon Network and Adafruit team up to inspire a new generation of creators

It’s estimated that in the next decade 77 percent of jobs will be in technology, while creativity is ranked among the top three skills the World Economic Forum predicts employers will be looking for in candidates. This presents today’s educators and parents with a unique challenge - and opportunity - to help prepare kids today for the digital future and inspire their... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: All the news wrapped up for the holidays

As much as we enjoy tearing open a cozy couple of socks or peeling back the paper on a snazzy blender (you shouldn’t have!), we’re of the firm belief that educators reign supreme when it comes to giving the perfect gift. For them, giving is an almost year-round thing, and the results are useful for the rest of your life. In our last episode of What’s New in EDU for 2018,... Read more

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Norwegian elementary school focuses on STEM learning with Microsoft Education

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. When the Norwegian government provided guidance for a country-wide digital literacy program, the intent was to prepare more than 1 million school-aged children for a technology-driven future. To that end, the municipality of Nedre Eiker has led... Read more

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How a VR trip through the solar system honed my down-to-earth skills

Thanks to a mysterious combination of nature and nurture, I inherited two of my father’s most notorious traits: an obsession with Dairy Queen, and a fascination with outer space. The latter figured heavily into my formative years, while the former was curbed by – let’s call it parental prudence. I was probably the only elementary school student who had seen both Cape... Read more