3 ways the restructured Educator Community better supports educators

If you’ve visited the Microsoft Educator Community lately, you may have noticed that things look a little different. We’re delighted to announce that the entire site has been restructured to better support educators around the world, and it’s all thanks to you every new button, navigation path, and design update was made not only with…


Guest post by Jim Pedrech: What Hack the Classroom Means to Me

Guest post by Jim Pedrech, MIE Expert, Canada, @jpedrech. Connect with Jim Pedrech on the Educator Community. If you are a teacher, you have probably hacked something.  Don’t worry; I’m not accusing you of crashing networks or breaking through firewalls. I mean hacking as tinkering, the act of reworking a thing in a way that its…


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

It’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 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…


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…


6 Exciting updates to the Microsoft Educator Community

oday, we are excited to share with you some exciting updates to the Microsoft Educator Community. Over the past few months, we have seen growth in the number of educators using the community and we have been actively collecting feedback, making improvements, and are now introducing useful new features. These new features ensure a smoother, more…


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…