Microsoft in Education Blog
With a long history of collaboration, the Austrian Students’ Union and Microsoft Austria have partnered for many years to transform learning and studying within the Austrian Higher Education space. When Office 365 ProPlus became available, the Austrian Students’ Representatives at the Vienna University of Economics and Business took it upon themselves to ensure the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Benefit played a significant role in empowering students.
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.
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.
In an era of change and economic uncertainty, schools are taking steps to alleviate costs where possible. It helps to think of a school as a business – the end product being a productive, intelligent member of society.
The El Paso Independent School District, where 80 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, worked closely with Microsoft to determine and deliver the devices and tools necessary to make the digital transition and give El Paso schools. Their “Power Up” initiative will transform education and provide a Windows-based laptop running Office 365 for every student and teacher in the district. Read how this program started with a philosophy of transformed learning in El Paso classrooms, including project-based learning, flipped classrooms and ubiquitous collaboration.
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.
In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week, a personal thank you to teachers like Mrs. Besvick, from Margo Day, Vice President of US Education at Microsoft.
Guest blog by Carmen Fariña, New York City Schools Chancellor, about NYC SUMMER STEM 2015, a new Citywide pilot program to deliver high-quality STEM instruction for students moving up from 2nd, 7th, and 10th grades. In New York City this summer, 1200 students will have several weeks of hands-on STEM learning this July and August.
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 about day 2 at the Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange and watch the video recap.
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.
This week is the E2 Global Educator Exchange, when Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and student ambassadors from around the globe gather in one place to learn, share and collaborate. The 300 exemplary attendees who are with us in Redmond this week share a number of common qualities – perseverance, creativity and curiosity, to name a few. Read more about E2 Global Educator Exchange.
the E2 Global Educator Exchange
Excel is one of the most useful tools out there, but some find it complex. Here are a few simple tricks to help students successfully use this handy spreadsheet tool.