Guest post by Anthony Salcito: Join us for Hack the Classroom, September 24th

Guest post by Anthony Salcito, vice president of worldwide education I’m always inspired to see the innovative ways educators bring new approaches into their classrooms, challenge the status quo and create a better learning environment for their students. But these magical moments and ideas often stay inside the walls of classrooms – isolated and under-leveraged….


Guest post by Jeanne Parent: What Hack the Classroom Means to Me

Guest post by Jeanne Parent, MIE Expert, USA. Connect with Jeanne Parent on the Educator Community I’m so proud of my father, who spent his entire working life as an inventor. When he would bring his patents home for us to see, I would ask him how he could possibly imagine his invention. His reply…


Guest post by Tammy Dunbar: What Hack the Classroom Means to Me 

Guest post by Tammy Dunbar, MIE Expert, USA, @TammyDunbar. Connect with Tammy Dunbar on the Educator Community.   Standardized testing was just around the corner, and my students were starting to worry.  Beyond the usual nerves all students get when it’s time for a test, my students were even more anxious because all state-mandated testing had…


7 great ways to hit the ground running this school year

Guest post by Helen Gooch, Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer. Connect with Helen on the Educator Community. List of new students for your class. Check! Classroom arranged for optimal learning styles. Check! Bulletin boards done. Check! Now let’s discover seven great ways to hit the ground running this school year by getting your curriculum ready,…


3 ways the restructured Educator Community better supports educators

If you’ve visited the Microsoft Educator Community lately, you may have noticed that things look a little different. We’re delighted to announce that the entire site has been restructured to better support educators around the world, and it’s all thanks to you every new button, navigation path, and design update was made not only with…


Guest post by Jim Pedrech: What Hack the Classroom Means to Me

Guest post by Jim Pedrech, MIE Expert, Canada, @jpedrech. Connect with Jim Pedrech on the Educator Community. If you are a teacher, you have probably hacked something.  Don’t worry; I’m not accusing you of crashing networks or breaking through firewalls. I mean hacking as tinkering, the act of reworking a thing in a way that its…


Inspiring students through a passion-based curriculum

We all know that deep learning comes from activities that connect young people to the things that matter most to them. Programs like Microsoft Showcase Schools and Microsoft YouthSpark – a global initiative to increase access for all youth to learn computer science – empower students everywhere to achieve more for themselves, their families and…


10 great ways to rock back-to-school with Microsoft

It’s back-to-school time again in many parts of the world, and educators are busy getting organized. Below are some new and favorite technology features we offer educators to help make teaching easier and spark student learning, and many any are part of Office 365 Education, which is free for students and teachers. We are committed…


Announcing Hack the Classroom: Small Steps to Big Impact

The messages came pouring in through the live chat, greetings from Vietnam to Croatia, Nigeria to Canada, lighting up the morning with energy and excitement. And like that, the first Hack the Classroom digital event kicked off on January 30, 2016, as tens of thousands of educators from around the world were inspired to go…