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The countdown is on! Now we just need your STEM-loving students to join in on March 2 at 9:55am PST. That’s when Astronaut Jessica Meir will speak with students around the world in a broadcast from the International Space Station. Bring this special 20-minute conversation to your classroom from here. Astronaut and marine biologist, Dr. Jessica Meir made history last year when she partnered with Astronaut and physicist Christina Koch to complete the first, all-female spacewalk. Give your students a chance to hear directly from Jessica about that historic milestone and a host of other inspiring experiences. Today’s astronauts have...
We hope you caught all the news we brought you from the Bett education technology conference in London, but – there was a lot to take in 😄. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered in this month’s What’s New in EDU as we recap the can’t-miss Bett highlights and news about resources to help transform teaching and learning in your classroom. We’ll also share new “You can in :90” videos to give you quick tips for using Microsoft tools. First, if you haven’t done so already, check out the What’s New in EDU episode above as our own Mark Sparvell...
From time to time, we feature guest blogs from educators who are making a difference in the lives of young people and who are eager to share their success with the Microsoft Education community. These Changemakers, as we call them, offer insights into the effective use of classroom resources, how to prepare today’s youth for the jobs of tomorrow, and ways that technology can personalize instruction and empower students to lead in their learning. Today’s Changemaker blog was written by Jack Leon, who recently went from working in the music industry to being a full-time US History teacher at the...
Click here to watch the most recent webinar in the series. Throughout the past year, the Microsoft Education on-demand webinar series, Teaching Happiness, has been exploring the role of educators in preparing students for success after high school graduation. The ongoing series produced by Microsoft Education and featuring prominent experts looks beyond helping students get into college and land jobs and examines the skills that empower student to lead happy and fulfilling lives. We take a close look at building social and emotional learning skills in students and how to use free tech tools and other Microsoft Education resources to...
A new season of You Can in :90 is here to show you how to further transform your classroom with Office 365 Education, a free resource for students and educators at eligible institutions. This latest video series offers quick tips on using Microsoft Education tools that can help take your teaching to the next level. This latest playlist spotlights ways to help you and your colleagues collaborate with ease, save time when grading, and make your classroom more inclusive. Check it all out and be sure to read the other blogs You Can in 90 series here. You can document...
Education secretary John Swinney has described a drop in the number of pupils leaving school with at least one exam pass as a “fluctuation”, TES is reporting.
He said Scotland had a “high-performing” education system despite figures showing the number of school leavers with at least one pass at National, 4 National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher all dropped.The… Read the rest
According to Mirror, dozens of schools across the UK have decided to take drastic action to protect against Covid-19 as the illness continues to spread across Europe amid fears of a global pandemic.
Some have closed while others have sent pupils home for fear they may have been exposed to coronavirus during ski trips to northern Italy.… Read the rest
A report has found parents in England, Scotland and Wales are paying 5% more on childcare for under-twos than a year ago – and 4% more for two-year-olds, BBC is reporting.
Childcare now costs on average more than £130 per week for a part-time nursery place for a child under two, according to children’s charity Coram.The… Read the rest
TES is reporting that reception teachers say the government’s baseline assessments make pupils anxious, and that young children being tested are “scared of getting it wrong”, according to research from the NEU teaching union.
The Reception baseline assessments test the maths and language skills of every 4 and 5-year-old starting school, but research on teachers’ views of the 2019 pilot of the tests revealed nearly 50 per cent of respondents believed the tests had a negative impact on young pupils.One… Read the rest
According to Daily Mail, a quarter of all 15-year-olds have a reading age of twelve or below which puts them at a ‘disadvantage’ in their GCSEs, new research shows.
They will struggle to understand questions in English language and even subjects such as science and maths, which have become increasingly ‘text heavy’.Test… Read the rest
A group of 27 charities and organisations supporting care-experienced children and young people have written an open letter to the Education Secretary demanding an “meaningful” review of the care system.
The extent of rising child poverty rates in England has been laid bare in a new report warning that children living in the country’s poorest areas are more likely to suffer from abuse and poor mental health.
A Spanish start-up will soon start beta testing an innovative renewable energy solution, building on the results of an EU-funded project that helped develop a low-cost, low-maintenance and low-noise alternative to wind turbines.
When disaster strikes, it is crucial to locate and rescue trapped victims as quickly as possible. EU-funded research is helping to optimise the use of new technologies by urban search-and-rescue teams to minimise loss of life.
EU-funded researchers have inserted a microchip into an electrically powered contact lens. This technological feat could improve the lives of many suffering from a range of sight-related ailments and lead to more groundbreaking medical applications.
A team of EU-funded researchers from 10 countries has developed new recommendations, models and tools for the sustainable growth of European aquaculture. The project's results will be used to inform decisions about future regulations and licensing.