Microsoft has always been at the forefront of innovation, rising to the challenge of supporting students, teachers and families. Microsoft’s products, resources and support enable inventive ways to engage kids, encourage their growth and keep them safe. When you couple that advancement in technology with teachers who are passionate about meeting the needs of the learners in their classrooms, magic happens. From gamifying lessons to encouraging girls to explore STEM, Microsoft is the perfect partner for parents and teachers everywhere.
Just about every parent of a toddler has caught themselves humming a Cocomelon song in the car—and for good reason. Catchy preschool jingles are the soundtrack of life with young kids. Many parents use the TV or a tablet to entertain kids while prepping dinner or folding laundry, and every parent everywhere has handed over […]
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 at an elementary school science fair. This parent came up to […]
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 methods to teach in the classroom that have inspired them, kept […]
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.
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 devices protected on the internet. The theme of this year’s campaign […]
With Microsoft technology, I can better support my students and their families and enrich the ways in which they want to engage and learn.
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 of the reasons I’m excited about tools that […]
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 an Emerging Technology consultant and a parent of […]
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 we learned to adapt, and online schooling evolved […]