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‘Imagine If’ with EduConnect – 20th December 2017

EduConnect is a cross-company initiative comprised of a team of Microsoft UK interns from all over the business, under the tutelage of Craig Parker, the Microsoft UK Education Partner Lead. Together, they share a collective desire to empower children to get into coding and STEM. One key focus of the EduConnect team is to train other Microsoft employees so that they can run sessions in their local schools that include coding activities, micro:bit projects and STEM initiatives. The team also visit schools themselves, running activities on-site, recently marked Ada Lovelace day by putting on events and activities throughout October, engaging over 300 children.… Visit the author's original post

Become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert – applications now open!

Applications are now open for teachers wishing to join the Microsoft Innovative Educator programme. Details for applying can be found below, but before we get to that we’d like to share some of the things us here in the Microsoft UK Education team have been up to this year with the members of our local MIE community.


What’s it like being a MIE-Expert?

At the heart of everything we do here is the mission to empower every student on the planet to expect more, to do more, and to be more.… Visit the author's original post

Student leaders explore careers in technology at Microsoft

More than 50 students from REAP, a multicultural youth leadership program dedicated to igniting, elevating and engaging the next wave of leaders, joined the Microsoft Education team and others on April 29th at Microsoft’s Redmond campus to discuss careers in the technology industry.

Microsoft Education Marketing Corporate Vice President Tony Prophet, front row, in the middle, with some of the REAP Multicultural Leadership Program students who visited Microsoft Redmond campus, on April 29, 2016.

Microsoft Education Marketing Corporate Vice President Tony Prophet, front row, in the middle, with some of the REAP Multicultural Leadership Program students who visited Microsoft Redmond campus, on April 29, 2016.

The students, representing schools from Portland, Oregon, are part of a year-round program for seven through 12th graders who represent the most at-risk student population.Visit the author's original post

How educators can get more from Twitter with Windows 10

Education is one area to have hugely benefited from the technological advances in communication seen in the last decade or so, with the rise of social media and blogging providing teachers from all around the world with a means of quickly and easily documenting their activities and ideas, and a variety of outlets and channels through which they can share their thoughts with likeminded individuals.

Twitter is a particularly popular medium, with teachers from all over the world constantly engaging in global and local discussions around education (#ukedchat being a prominent thread here in the UK), sharing examples of their work, and generally contributing to a vibrant community, with the sharing of knowledge and best practices at its heart.… Visit the author's original post

4 Ways to Bring the World into Your Class with Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom is an online community that enables thousands of teachers to inspire the next generation of global citizens through transformative learning over Skype. Explore ideas to spark your next lesson with Skype.

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It’s time to re-boot modern education

Guest post by Beth Watson, education director for the Asia Pacific region at Microsoft, discusses the need to re-boot modern education to ensure today's learners have a successful education that yields economic growth tomorrow.

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5th Grade Global Connections

As part of an ongoing drive to learn about the geography and culture in locations around the globe, Mrs. Lavoy’s 5th graders have been involved in some really awesome projects.

Both sections are participating the October Skype Global Video Message Exchange along with students and schools from 6 continents.  Each week in October, a new question is asked about the participants’ locations.  Each participating class then needs to answer with a video message.  Responses are available for all the participating classes so that everybody can learn from each other.… Visit the author's original post