Microsoft in Education Blog
Last night we watched as the Scripps National Spelling Bee Co-Champion’s spelled their way to the win! Congratulations to Sriram Hathwar from Painted Post, NY and Ansun Sunjoe, of Fort Worth, TX, on persevering to the end. Microsoft was honored to be the exclusive technology sponsor of the Scripps Spelling Bee.
This week marks the 87th annual Scripps Spelling Bee. Former spelling bee participant Yan Zhong, who is now a program manager for Skype at Microsoft, shares her memories of “Bee Week”.
Today, Thailand’s Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) is announcing a sweeping cloud education partnership with Microsoft, one that will provide 8 million students and 400,000 teachers throughout the country with free access to the world's best cloud-enabled productivity software, Microsoft Office 365 for Education.
Guest blog by Helen Gooch on how Office Mix makes it easy for any teacher to create a great learning opportunity by creating lessons using Microsoft PowerPoint.
The month of May on the Microsoft Educator Network focuses on appreciating the teachers in our global community. We recognize their incredible contributions, and innovations in classrooms all over the world in the face of challenges and barriers that they overcome daily.
Margo Day, Vice president of U.S. Education at Microsoft and Sterling Beane, the West Virginia Department of Education’s Chief Technology Officer, discuss how West Virginia is paving a new way for states to do business by forming a bold strategic partnership between the public and private sectors that will result in lower costs and broader access for the schools and families in West Virginia.
Teachers continue to play a key role in shaping the next generation of leaders. Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft, introduces us to a few hardworking American teachers that represent those who are shaping the future today and everyday.
As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, we are announcing Office Mix, a simple way for teachers to create interactive, online lessons with PowerPoint. Blog by Anthony Salcito, VP of Worldwide Education at Microsoft.
As lifelong learners, the work of teachers includes continual learning about all dimensions of their practice. Research shows that teacher professional development leads to student success. Learn more about how Microsoft technology empowers online professional development communities and join the discussion.
In honor of teachers during teacher appreciation week, Microsoft is happy to share new teacher training materials for the dedicated teachers who are reimagining teaching and learning with Windows 8.1.
Blog post by Margo Day, Vice President, U.S. Education at Microsoft. Today is a milestone day for Baltimore, as Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance visits a number of classrooms to start the distribution of some of the Windows devices that will be a part of the District's journey toward 1:1 classroom scenarios. Baltimore County Public Schools chose low cost Windows devices for their schools.