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…


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…


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…


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…


OneNote Class Notebook now available for all educators

Guest post by Helen Gooch, Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer. Connect with Helen Gooch on the Microsoft Educator community. Have you heard about the OneNote Class Notebook? It's a digital notebook that has a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities. If you are…


Microsoft and OpenED.com helping teachers connect with Open Educational Resources

Post updated March 30, 2016 In response to teacher feedback and the #GoOpen Exchange, a free new app called the Open Educational Search app is now available to help teachers discover open educational resources available from within their Learning Management Systems. The Open Educational Search app, is built using the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) ed-tech…


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…


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…


Embracing a New Normal in Higher Ed: Educause 2015

Personalizing learning continues to be a key focus in higher education and in Educause's Top 10 IT Issues for 2015 we see the unique challenges and opportunities that arise when learning is tailor-made for students. As class options expand from in-person to on-demand and live-stream, the need for user support across a broad range of…


Microsoft delivers new school supplies for class this year

By Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education.This is a cross-post from the Official Microsoft Blog. The stores are chock-full of school supplies, buses are back on their routes, and anticipation is in the air: it's back-to-school time again. And while parents and students are doing their part to be school-ready, teachers have been working…