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…


Join our next OneNoteQ TweetMeet to Share Your “Best Of 2016 Moments”

  Join our next #OneNoteQ TweetMeet to Share Your “Best Of 2016 Moments”   During 2016, the OneNote team launched more than 36 new OneNote features that educators won’t want to miss in our blog here. And to celebrate a successful year together, we’re inviting all OneNote avengers to share #Bestof2016 OneNote experiences in our…


OneNote’s Best of 2016: A year in review including over 36 new reasons to try OneNote

Guest post by Marjolein Hoekstra from OneNote Central @OneNoteC. Over the past year, the OneNote Team have steadily pushed out an impressive number of new features and improvements including over 36 new features for education. This blog includes an overview of those new features with links to relevant announcements and coverage by the OneNote community.   OneNote…


Microsoft introduces new program to help leaders develop transformative world-class education systems

“Education systems are not simply collections of independently effective parts and pieces. Effective systems, by definition, are collections of parts and pieces that work in harmony with one another, each one reinforcing and supporting the functioning of the other parts and pieces, and all of them together contributing in a positive way to the outcomes…


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…


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…


Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorial Will Inspire Students to Learn Computer Science Skills

New Resources for Educators and School Leaders Available Today By Anthony Salcito, vice president, Microsoft Education To the community of 100 million players around the world, Minecraft represents many things – creativity, strategy, collaboration and survival, just to name a few. What many may not realize is that Minecraft has the power to transform learning…