One Hour Could Kick Start Your Students’ Coding

  How many people write code worldwide? During Computer Science Education Week, from Dec. 5 to 11, there will be many millions. They’ll be all ages, they’ll code in more than 45 natural languages, and they’ll do their coding from over 180 countries as they participate in the fourth annual Hour of Code. The founders…


New Learning Tools Help Educators Create More Inclusive Classrooms

A one-size-fits-all approach to education can be especially stifling for students with unique learning needs. To put it into perspective, Dyslexia is estimated to impact 1 in 5 people, 72 percent of classrooms have special education students, and 73 percent of classrooms have readers that span 4 or more grade levels.* Understanding this classroom reality…


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…


Join Microsoft at ISTE 2016

Join Microsoft at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference & Expo taking place June 26­–29 in Denver, CO. Microsoft is a year-round Mission Sponsor of ISTE, which has been bringing educators from around the globe together for more than 30 years. Microsoft, located in booth 2100, has developed a comprehensive line-up focused on…


Travel around the World this Earth Day with Skype in the Classroom

  In honor of Earth Day tomorrow April 22nd, take your class on a fun, free virtual field trip or a bring an expert environmental guest speaker into your classroom over Skype. With zero carbon footprint, Skype in the Classroom allows you to transport your students around the world to learn firsthand about environmental issues….


E2 Educator Exchange empowered educators to help every student on the planet achieve more

From March 8-10th, 240 educators gathered in Budapest, Hungary for Microsoft’s Annual E 2 Educator Exchange event
From March 8-10th, 240 educators gathered in Budapest, Hungary for Microsoft’s Annual E 2 Educator Exchange event

“E2! E2! E2!” The energy was palpable in the room, an unbelievable buzz in the air as the National Gallery of Hungary was filled with educators from around the world, gathered on the staircase and chanting the name of the event that has shifted their worldview in significant ways during the past three days. As…


Immersive and inclusive learning experiences – inspired by teachers

By Tony Prophet – Corporate Vice President Education Marketing At Microsoft, we’re committed to “Empowering Every Student on the Planet to Achieve More.”   We’re reaching more and more students and teachers every day. According to Futuresource*, Windows continues to be the leading global platform for K-12 education. And this week we’re excited to share…


Introducing E² Online: Your ticket to attending the E² Global Educator Exchange

Get ready! Join us on March 9th for Microsoft's E2 – Educator Exchange. Wherever you are in the world, you're invited. For the first time, we are opening the virtual doors to this amazing event for every educator around the world, all through an online live stream. E² is Microsoft in Education's annual event recognizing…


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…