Mark your Calendar FETC – January 12th-15th at Orange County Convention Center

FETC (Future of Education Technology Conference) 2016 will be the epicenter for breakthrough education technology solutions. There's simply no better place than FETC to get up-close and hands-on with today's most innovative technologies and applications. From 3D printing to robotics, and from assessment solutions to educational software, FETC's Expo Hall will host more than 500…


Resources from Bing help educators teach kids to search safely, efficiently

Today's educators play a critical role in helping kids learn how search engines work, and how to use them. However most teachers don't receive much training in using search engines themselves. As a result, the Bing team at Microsoft has created teaching resources for educators to empower students to be great digital citizens. Research shows…


7 Nifty Office tricks to make a teacher's life easier

The right technology makes lesson planning and essential tasks much easier and efficient for teachers. Check out these tips on how to utilize Office templates for shortcuts that help you save time for the important things you do in the classroom and at your school! 1. Use Excel for fast and easy grade book management…


Top three tips for using Minecraft to spark critical thinking in your classroom

Guest post by Aaron Maurer, Instructional Coach for Bettendorf Middle School, Bettendorf, Iowa, USA It's the game recognized by millions around the world. The game that creates excitement and places students in a world where they think critically, collaborate, communicate and more. The game is Minecraft. We teachers hear so much about Minecraft, yet so many…


Join a YouthSpark in Schools event near you

By Cameron Evans, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Education at Microsoft YouthSpark in Schools events have been connecting educators to the free computer science and technology resources available to educators and students as part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative. Our most recent stop in Atlanta was no exception. Joining the Georgia Education Technology Conference®, which took…


Transforming education, improving lives

December 10th is the United Nations 2015 Human Rights Day and an ideal time to reflect on the UN's Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education. Microsoft in Education is committed to closing school access gaps with resources that build school, leader and teacher capacity and with programs and resources that advance student learning. One…


Guest post by Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education: Learning without borders — Global Skype-a-thon builds cultural understanding and connection

Guest post by Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft Technology and new pedagogy models are changing learning in and out of the classroom. What hasn't changed, however, is the power of connection, the impact of discovery and the importance of curiosity to spark achievement. In a world that is increasingly connected economically…


Computer science is finally getting some well-deserved respect

Guest post by Doug Bergman, Computer Science Chair, Porter Gaud School Over the last 5 years, I've been a proud participant in Microsoft's Innovative Expert Educator (MIEE) program. This program reaches thousands of the most innovative and dynamic teachers from all over the world, providing them with community, resources and exposure to new and transformative…


Join us! Computer Science Education Week Begins Today

Today, we help kick off Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code a movement led by Code.org to introduce millions of young people to the creativity of computer science. As technology has become an integral part of nearly everyone's life, we're seeing a growing demand — from students, parents, teachers, governments, and nonprofits…


The Microsoft Certified Educator: preparing the next generation of innovative educators

Since the launch of Microsoft learning and certification programs a little more than 20 years ago, millions of students have learned new technical skills and earned industry credentials, from Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) to Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) to Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). These students have used their credentials to enhance entry-level prospects, embark on…