Skype in the Classroom: Mystery Skype

[View:] The idea of Mystery Skype is simple: classrooms Skype call each other and try to guess where the other classroom is located either in the United States or in the world. On the day of the call, students use their resources in trying to figure where the other class is calling from via Skype. Pernille Ripp, a…


Join us for the College & Career Readiness Virtual Event, February 13 and 18

Join us for a special two-hour virtual College & Career Readiness Event Choose the event time that fits your schedule: Thursday, February 13 | 8:00 – 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time | Add this event to your calendarFebruary 18th from 12:00-14:00 Asia/Singapore/ 15:00-17:00 PM Sydney | Add this event to your calendar Register Now!  Who should attend: If you…


Choosing Surface for the Classroom: St Patrick's College, London

[View:] Continuing on from our blog yesterday, we are delighted to bring you another fantastic example of the success a school has experienced by choosing Surface as their BYOD tablet. St Patrick’s College in London offers industry-standard vocational coursework to a diverse population of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and their mission is to prepare their…


Educators and Students are Choosing Surface and Changing the Classroom

[View:] Tablets in the classroom is one of the biggest trends in education today – many schools are in the midst of implementing a “1-device-per-student”-type project, and many teachers are incorporating technology in new and innovative ways into their lesson plans. If you visit your local school, you’ll see that Year 3 has changed a lot since you…


Office 365: Your complete resource guide

Microsoft is committed to the success of every student, and our goal is to help students reach their full potential through the world's leading productivity tools in Office 365. It is important to us that, as educators, using Office 365 is made easy in order to support and facilitate 21st century learning in your classroom….


Office 365 for Education versus Google Apps: Everything you need to know

Why Microsoft recently came up with this fantastic infographic, and we had to share it with you! The image gives you excellent insight into how Office 365 for Education can be leveraged in the classroom to help our students gain the 21st century skills so crucial in preparing them for the modern workforce. To interact with…


Anthony Salcito on how Student Advantage prepares students for the workforce

Futures recently spoke to Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Education at Microsoft, on how the Student Advantage programme will transform the way students learn. The report was written by Kelly Ng and gives fantastic insight into the benefits Microsoft technology is bringing to 21st century learning in the classroom. We thought we'd post the full article…


Don't forget to tune in to the Promoting 21st Century Skills Webinar!

It is no secret that students today require skillsets that are hugely different from what was needed to secure jobs a decade ago. We see this change playing out everywhere in the world, and the gap between what employers are looking for and what recent graduates have to offer is only widening. So, it's a new year,…