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How to keep your kids engaged over the summer

Summer is here and school’s out for the season—but that doesn’t mean your kids have to stop learning. There are plenty of ways to keep your family engaged (and entertained!) while avoiding the dreaded summer slide.

My lesson to young girls: Don’t fear failure, embrace it!

Megan Doherty, Technical Specialist and DigiGirlz Lead, Microsoft Canada  "I don’t think she’s ready for that," a parent said to me as her daughter stopped reaching for the dancing robot we had on display. At the time, I was presenting programming workshops for kids...

Kids can help make the internet a safer place

From toddlers to teenagers, our children have easily become some of the most tech-savvy members of our households. With that in mind, adults have a responsibility to guide their kids’ internet habits and warn them about potential dangers.

Getting students excited about STEM requires taking risks

By Christopher Blais, Specialist, Teaching & Learning with Technology Looking for new ways to engage students has always been a priority for me. I’ve had my fair share of students who were reluctant readers and writers, but through the power of technology, I’ve found...

Remote learning flipped my classroom for the better

With Microsoft technology, I can better support my students and their families and enrich the ways in which they want to engage and learn.

Inclusive education brings belonging and better opportunities to learners

Education transforms lives and every child deserves the opportunity to find their love of learning. The world is full of diverse learners, and they deserve access to an education that is inclusive, respectful and supportive of their needs.

In a digital world, here’s how to keep kids safer online

By Dr. Elka Walsh, National Learning and Skills Lead, Microsoft Canada risks Every October, we recognize Cyber Security Awareness Month, a time to learn about the benefits of being cyber safe and practicing good cyber security habits to keep ourselves, our children and our...

Technology can build stronger communities with parents, teachers and students

As schools, students, and parents learned to adjust during the global pandemic, teachers leaned heavily on technology to maintain connections and keep their students engaged in learning. This was certainly the case in my school division in Edmonton, Alberta. Despite the challenges faced during remote learning, as...

Empower your learner to succeed with Windows 11

If this past year has taught us anything, it is that our lives have become digital. The acceleration of this digital evolution was lived out in our classrooms and in our kitchens as our kids and teachers (and parents) adapted to new ways of learning. It’s one...

Microsoft Canada paving the path for re-thinking education with technology

During the current global health crisis, educators and students alike were suddenly forced to reimagine learning. It was no doubt tough for everyone, from the teachers and kids who were used to an in-person, classroom environment, to the parents trying to balance it all at home. But...

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