Microsoft in Education Blog
Entering its fourteenth year, the global Microsoft Office competition provides a platform for students to test and showcase their skills on Microsoft Office applications. Learn more.
Schools typically are investing in technology to help students learn without first evaluating how different computer interfaces actually influence their learning. New research now provides insights into the types of computer interface that enhance thinking and learning, versus ones that undermine it. Read more and see the research findings.
Skype Translator breaks down communication barriers by delivering voice and instant messaging translation between languages. Schools are already excited about this new app with all the possibilities it presents. Think of how education will benefit from real-time language translation with Skype Translator.
TOMS and Skype in the Classroom are launching a program that will allow students and youth organizations to connect with TOMS Giving and Marketplace partners. Whether you are an aspiring change-maker, social entrepreneur, teacher or youth leader, this exciting new program will enable you to connect into the TOMS world and with each other in a whole new way.
OneNote, which you can download for free, is a teacher’s best friend. Read these nine ways OneNote can help make digital lesson-planning easier, faster, and more effective!
Microsoft partners with Simple K12 to offer online learning opportunities to classroom teachers who can to do their online training from the comfort of their home or classroom. Each month, two free webinars are offered that demonstrate how to use Microsoft technologies in the classroom. Learn more.
Join Microsoft at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Annual Conference and Exhibit, March 21-23, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Mark your calendar and join for three Microsoft sessions at ASCD.
Microsoft firmly believes student data must be protected. Read how Microsoft is turning that belief into action by actively working to protect student data privacy on multiple front in this guest post by Cameron Evans, Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Education.
OneNote makes classroom organization, collaboration and sharing across any device -- online and offline -- fun and easy. Hear what educators are saying about why they love using OneNote in the classroom. Because the OneNote Class Notebook and Staff Notebook apps are both part of Office 365, and fully integrated in the cloud, virtually everything that happens in the school can be tracked and shared in one place and accessible across any device (including iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows). OneNote is as simple as a digital 3-ring binder, provides privacy for individual staff members who need to share information just with leadership, and is FREE to download from OneNote.com. The result is organization, efficiency and collaboration that never existed before - for teachers, students and administrators.
Education organizations of all kinds are struggling to do more with less. While education leaders know that their data can be used to student and school advantage, many education organizations lack the manpower, tools, and expertise to make use of the data they have. With Microsoft Power BI and Azure Machine Learning, education organizations can have powerful self-serve tools they need to view, analyze, and make predictions from data.
Teacher Sandi Adams is a Microsoft Innovative Educator who shares her tips for using Office 365 in the classroom. Read these real-life tips on how students from fourth grade to high school graduation are creating projects using Office 365. Teachers and students are sharing documents, easily collaborating, and teachers can grade and edit comments. Students are preparing for the workforce and actively learning digital responsibility each day.