Unlock skills for the modern workplace using the 5 C’s

By: Mark Chaban Area Director of Education for Microsoft Middle East & Africa I was recently at the BETT Education forum in Abu Dhabi, and top of everyone’s minds was how the business world is changing due to mobile technology. With businesses focusing less on the organisation itself, and more on its people, students preparing for the…

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4 easy ways to create a digital classroom

For many schools, the idea of a completely digital classroom is still just a vision. However, FutureSource estimates half of all K-12 students will have access to a 1:1 device by the next academic year. With this 1:1 computing trend growing in schools, more educators are looking at ways to transform their classrooms into paperless…

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Hundreds of teachers across Abu Dhabi to receive Office 365 training

Equipping teachers with the latest Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills is vital to improving teaching and learning outcomes in the 21st century. Once teachers have the skills they need to effectively teach subjects in STEM they can stimulate and enhance learning skills for their students. The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), recognising the…

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UAE leaders to transform education systems through collaboration

How do education leaders reach excellence and maintain the highest education standards for their students? In response to this universal question, Microsoft has launched the “Leading Countries of the World in Education Transformation” program. The program’s mission is to provide departments of education worldwide with opportunities to collaborate, learn and support each other in developing…

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Class Notebooks get even better with new add-in for OneNote

Good teachers are always on the lookout for teaching tools and tricks to save time, stay organised and help them better engage with their students. At Microsoft, we know how important it is to be at the top of your teaching game, and we’re excited to be rolling out the new Office 365 Education experience….

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Make going back to class fun with OneNote

Performing well at school can sometimes be a bit of challenge, but what about for those with learning disabilities like dyslexia? To assist those with learning disabilities, Microsoft is introducing Learning Tools for OneNote – a toolbar designed specifically to improve reading and writing experiences for all students, including for those who experience learning challenges….

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Five apps that make learning easier and more fun

Apps have become an integral part of our lives. We use them across our devices, for work and play – from taking notes and checking flights, to reading books and playing games. So it’s no surprise that apps also play a role in teaching and learning. Not only does interaction with these apps introduce students…

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Celebrating learning without borders through Microsoft’s Skype-a-thon

By Editorial Team Last year we celebrated learning without borders with a Global Education Skype-a-thon which is a 2-day event aimed at connecting classrooms around the world to showcase how technology can be used to enhance the learning experience. In a world that is increasingly becoming economically, politically and culturally fractured, the ability to unite…

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Students brush up their technology skills at Turkey Summer School

Increasing technology awareness among university students is an important first step in giving them the tools they need to be successful in the 21st century. That was our thinking behind hosting the Microsoft Turkey Open Academy Summer School in last year. 100 students got the chance to visit the Microsoft Turkey offices and increase not…

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Oman set to transform its education sector with Windows 10

At Microsoft we believe that people can do remarkable things when technology is in reach. This is never more so than at school, where technology can empower educators to create learning environments that nurtures students’ passions enabling them to achieve beyond their greatest imaginations.  With this in mind, we are committed to improving education around…

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