When you need more in-depth training, Microsoft in Education online professional development courses and learning paths are free, easy-to-access and cover nearly every topic related to integrating technology into your teaching practice. Along the way, you can also earn badges and qualify to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)....(read more)… Visit the author's original post
Here at Microsoft, empowering every educator to do more means ensuring that teachers have the right resources, tools and support to transform their classrooms. But professional development can look very different from teacher to teacher.
Sometimes, you just need quick insights to jumpstart your classroom. For that, we offer webinars like the recent #HacktheClassroom and the upcoming March 9th Virtual E2 Conference – the first time we’ve opened this inspiring, educator-focused event to all educators.
When you need more in-depth training, Microsoft in Education online professional development courses and learning paths are free, easy-to-access and cover nearly every topic related to integrating technology into your teaching practice.… Visit the author's original post
Skype in the Classroom and LitWorld are celebrating literacy throughout the month of February. We invite you and your classroom to join in! Last year, through the magic of Skype, students were inspired to read more, write their own stories, and dream big to become authors. See how your students can be inspired this February in honor of World Read Aloud Day!...(read more)… Visit the author's original post
Today’s educators play a critical role in helping kids learn how search engines work, and how to use them. However most teachers don’t receive much training in using search engines themselves. Research shows teachers are lacking resources for teaching search for kidsAs a result, the Bing team at Microsoft has created teaching resources for educators to empower students to be great digital citizens....(read more)… Visit the author's original post
Are you new to teaching? Is this your first or second year in the field? There are more teachers than ever today in our classrooms who have been in education five or fewer years. High on the list of activities you most likely are involved in as a new teacher are driving student achievement and using data to validate your classroom effectiveness. Office Mix, simply, really should be one of the teaching tools you employ on a regular basis to achieve those goals. Let’s think inside and outside the box for the next few minutes.… Visit the author's original post
You and your students are invited to take part in an historic global event. Starting on December 3rd and going through December 4th, Microsoft's Global Skype-a-Thon will attempt to travel a million virtual miles in 48 hours! It's an ambitious goal, and one that only Skype in the Classroom (with your help!) can accomplish. Read more and register your classroom!...(read more)… Visit the author's original post
We all know that learning has fundamentally changed and there are infinite ways to gather and share ideas. This change is radically shifting the ways students and educators communicate, collaborate, create and connect. At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every student on the planet to achieve more. Today, we are taking an exciting step toward fulfilling this mission by launching the new Microsoft online educator community website, a centralized resource and engagement tool for educators that makes it easy to access a global network of educators, free interactive training and best practices.… Visit the author's original post
Microsoft has published a set of new online courses called Microsoft Teacher Academies, which are available for free to teachers looking for training and professional development. The online courses are designed to empower educators with the ability to effectively integrate Microsoft’s tools in teaching and learning. Courses help bring 21st century technology including Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft OneNote, Skype for Business, and OneDrive into classrooms....(read more)… Visit the author's original post
Potential is endless in Manteca, CA, where young students are delivering PowerPoint presentations, teachers are managing their classes with OneNote, and seniors are graduating with technology skills that will help them in their futures. In 2015, all 23,000 students and 1,200 teachers of MUSD were provided with Windows 8 devices running Office, OneNote, Skype, and Bing in the Classroom. Watch how this unlikely district led massive learning transformation....(read more)… Visit the author's original post
Last week, days of collaboration and learning among hundreds of educators and students at the Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange event culminated with a celebration of the inspiring teachers in attendance and the announcement of the Global Educator Challenge winners. Watch the video and see the list of winners....(read more)… Visit the author's original post
Last week at the Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange event, the topics of bravery, courage and leadership in the context of education, were the themes of the event. On the final day of E2, we heard from the people at the heart of learning – educators – who shared their ideas to help students have the courage and confidence to achieve more in their lives. Read what educator and entrepreneur Angela Maiers shared and watch the highlights video....(read more)… Visit the author's original post
Less than 100 days ago, we revealed Hololens during the Windows 10 announcement, and since then we’ve all been waiting for a second chance to see it…
Hololens in Education
Well, last night, that finally happened at the \Build conference as the team revealed what they have been working on, and especially focused on Hololens in education, with teaching and learning scenarios.
They started with Prof Mark Griswold from Case Western Reserve University, talking about, and demonstrating live, the way that Hololens could be used to study anatomy, something traditionally done with a combination of textbooks, models and cadavers.… Visit the author's original post
The Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange officially kicked-off this morning. The nearly 250 educators and 30 student ambassadors representing 87 countries came together to share ideas and learn more about innovating in the classroom. Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education at Microsoft kicked off the event with an inspiring keynote setting the tone for week. Read more and see the day's recap video....(read more)… Visit the author's original post
A few months ago we announced the Office 365 Video service, which is an internal video publishing service on Office 365, and we recently confirmed that it is now rolling out to all of our Office 365 Enterprise customers (that automatically includes Office 365 Education services, with plan E1 and E3). What the service allows you to do is create a video portal within your Office 365 Education service, and create channels (eg for specific curriculum subjects or special interest groups) for users to watch.… Visit the author's original post
Ray Chambers is one of our Microsoft Expert Educators, and a leading force for driving the educational use of Minecraft in classrooms all over the UK. You may have even seen last month’s TechRadar article How Minecraft is helping kids learn code one block at a time, which is all about the sessions he was presenting to packed audiences in our Theatre during BETT 2015 in January. On his own blog however, Ray has recently been posting a number of video tutorials, which he has kindly allowed us to share with you here.… Visit the author's original post
We’re celebrating all things literacy! Go to Skype in the Classroom where you’ll find exclusive partner opportunities and hundreds of lessons created by our global community of teachers. Authors and illustrators are waiting to be scheduled as a guest speaker so they can share their passion for reading and writing with your students. Learn more about how to get involved....(read more)… Visit the author's original post