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…


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…


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…


ISTE and Microsoft collaborate to provide new school planning and professional learning resources

At Microsoft, we are committed to supporting teachers and school leaders with the tools, training and resources they need to improve student learning outcomes and drive change. From teacher-inspired updates in Office 365 Education, to faster and easier device set-up with Windows 10, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of educators and simplifying their…


Personalized Learning with Digital Experiences

Schools that can promote happiness are key to ensuring better well-being, health, and achievement, as well as success in life…calling for education systems to shift away from traditional measures and to instead embrace a diversity of talents and intelligences by recognizing values, strengths, and competencies that contribute to enhancing happiness. UNESCO, Happy Schools: A Framework…


Educators worldwide are choosing Microsoft Windows 10 and Office 365

Microsoft remains clear K-12 education OS global market leader We’re really excited to see even more students and educators around the world using and loving Windows 10 and Office 365. According to a Futuresource report, Microsoft remains the global leader in the education market, with 46 percent of the global K-12 education OS market share and six…


Thank You, Teachers!

Happy ‪Teacher Appreciation Week to some of the hardest working people we know! Throughout the world, day in and day out, educators like you dedicate their lives to transforming the lives of others. And we want to thank YOU! Microsoft employees say a special thank you to their favorite teachers: We know you go above and beyond…


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….


11 New OneNote Features Teachers Will Love

While you’ve been busy teaching and innovating, the OneNote engineering team has been hard at work bringing improvements that make teachers’ lives even easier. Here are some of the many new features released in the past few months that we think you will love! You can download OneNote for free anytime. 1. Convert hand-drawn shapes…


Personalized learning: It's not just for students anymore

Here at Microsoft, empowering every educator to do more means ensuring that teachers have the right resources, tools and support to transform their classrooms. But professional development can look very different from teacher to teacher. Sometimes, you just need quick insights to jumpstart your classroom. For that, we offer webinars like the recent #HacktheClassroom and…