#HowDoYouDoIt: Making Classrooms Smarter with Technology

From presentations to mobile apps, technology has crept its way into many educator’s teaching methods, who are recognising its role in transforming education and improving their students’ learning experience. Find out how educators in Asia Pacific are incorporating technology in their classes.


#ExpertEducator: Jakkrapong Juntawong Talks about the Role of Technology in Fostering Student Collaboration

Jakkrapong Juntawong’s belief in the strength of using technology in the classroom has led him to win several education competitions, including first prize in the Partners in Learning Thailand 2015 awards, the Thailand Innovative Teachers Leadership Awards 2015, as well as the Platinum Certification of Innovation for ASEAN Community & 21st Century Skills.   The…


Microsoft Works Across Asia Pacific to Prepare Students for the 21st Century Workplace

We all know that learning has fundamentally changed: We're digital, we're mobile and we have infinite ways to gather and share ideas. This change is radically shifting the ways students and educators communicate, collaborate, create and connect. It's a transformation enabled by technology, and it's opening up a new world of learning and perspective on…


Bringing Computer Science into the Classroom, One Step at a Time

This is part of a series of Educator in Tech profiles, where we capture and share inspirational journeys and words of advice from educators who teach coding or use it to engage students in their classroom. In Yogyakarta, a city renowned for being the centre of education in Indonesia, there is a growing awareness of…


Using Kodu Game Lab to Bring out Creativity in Students

This is part of a series of Educator in Tech profiles, where we share inspirational journeys and learnings from educators who are using code and other technologies to engage their students.    When in middle school, Youngsang Cho often sought out his music teacher for advice. It was this teacher’s wisdom and passion for teaching…


#WeSpeakCode 2015 Conquers Asia Pacific with More than 35,000 Students across 11 Countries Learning to Code

The second year of Asia Pacific’s #WeSpeakCode campaign, part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark programme, came back bigger than before! The regional effort succeeded in challenging thousands of youth to do their first hour of code and got many experienced coders to share their love of programing across the region between 23-29 March. From colourful India to…


Fuelling the Aspirations of Young Entrepreneurs through Technology

By Esther K. Sianipar, Citizenship Manager, Microsoft Indonesia Riding on the strong e-commerce momentum, an increasing number of businesses in Southeast Asia are tapping on online resources to expand their reach. Yet, there are many small and fledgling business startups still faced with the lack of e-commerce capabilities to support their business development. In December…


Helping Korean Youth Fulfil their Career Aspirations

By Jin Hee Bae, Community Affairs Manager, Microsoft Korea Korean students are not strangers to the importance of academic credentials, whether to secure a place in their preferred university or to apply for their dream job. While this focus on academic achievement has helped raise education standards in South Korea, an increasing number of youth…


YouthSpark Ignites Youth Development in Indonesia

Over the past decade, the Indonesian economy has made significant strides towards a prosperous future for the country’s 240 million people. A new generation of skilled professionals is expected to play a vital role in transforming Indonesia into a competitive, knowledge-based nation—but more initiatives are needed to better prepare these youth for gainful employment. The…