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

t’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…


Microsoft hosts diversity youth leaders to promote tech-career readiness

More than 100 students from various schools in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington and Portland, Oregon convened at the Microsoft Redmond campus for the second annual STEM+CS Exploration Day with iUrban Teen, a program dedicated to igniting, elevating and engaging the next wave of ethnically diverse leaders. iUrban Teen students are part of a White House-recognized…


Announcing the new 2016-2017 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Showcase Schools

by Anthony Salcito, vice president of worldwide education at Microsoft Corporation At Microsoft, we’re passionate about our vision to empower everyone to achieve more. Every day our teams are striving to help educators expand their passion for teaching by using technology that can transform their classrooms and help their students achieve more. And, just as…


Microsoft volunteers led by Chris Capossela and Tony Prophet visit Heritage University

Sharing the benefits of education and entrepreneurial skills with at-risk youth Known for its apples, hops, wineries and sunshine, the Yakima Valley – just two hours east of Seattle – is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the United States. Yet despite its agricultural prosperity, school dropout rates are among the highest in…


Get students hooked on coding this summer with YouthSpark camps

This summer, YouthSpark is offering computer science camps to help students who are interested in learning coding and game creation skills. YouthSpark Camps get kids of all ages coding, creating games and apps, and having a blast in the process. Featured camps include:   Kodu Makerspace. Create rich and exciting games with Kodu Game Lab…


Microsoft partners will set the pace for education in 2017

In fiscal 2017, prospects for our Microsoft partners focused on K–12 and higher education markets are extremely bright. Together we will continue our progress toward our mission of empowering the world’s 1.4 billion students to achieve more. This mission is vast and will provide our education partners with tremendous opportunities for their solutions to help…


Announcing the 2016 Global Enterprise Challenge winners

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every student on the planet to achieve more. That means cultivating curiosity and creativity in innovative new ways — and that’s just what the Global Enterprise Challenge is all about. Developed by the Broadclyst Community Primary School, a UK-based Showcase School, the Global Enterprise Challenge has already inspired more than…


New immersive and inclusive learning experiences for Windows 10

Our mission in education is to empower every student on the planet to achieve more. We’re reaching more and more students and teachers every day – providing them with immersive and inclusive learning experiences. Today, Microsoft announced the next major update to Windows and highlighted some of these new experiences for the classroom. Learn how…