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…


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…


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…


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…


Office Mix creates rich and engaging lessons

Guest post by Kristen Messer, Teacher, be.tech Career Academy When I grew up we had four television stations and cartoons aired on Saturdays. Pong was the only video game on the market. I played outside. I loved puzzles. So going to school was exciting. After all, there wasn’t much else to compete for my attention….


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…


Microsoft at CUE 2016, March 18th-20th in Palm Springs, California

Join thousands of teachers, administrators, students and parents, and other professionals for Cue 2016, the 35th Annual Conference and Exposition held at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, March 18th-20th. Cue seeks to provide best-in-class professional development for educators, technology coordinators, TOSAs, administrators and anyone else interested in learning how technology can support…


5 ways to motivate different kinds of students with digital learning tools

Motivation is crucial to learning. Without motivation, students are prone to just memorizing information or crunching for an exam instead of immersing themselves to really learn about the topic. Ideally, with high motivation, surrounded by a culture of learning and supported by a community of experts, students can learn deeply, actively share information, and even…