The question is no longer ‘Does technology make a difference’, the question is, ‘When does it?’ Here’s a mountain of evidence to explore.

The Class of 2030

This research explored the experiences, expectations and aspirations of young people as it related to education. 4000 students and teachers across 4 countries plus a review of 150 existing pieces of research/ evidence and discussions with thoughtleaders and student focus groups helped inform this.

 

Blog: How Can Technology Empower the Class of 2030?

http://aka.ms/classof2030signup

Class of 2030: Infographic

How Minecraft Supports Social and Emotional Skills

https://education.minecraft.net/wp-content/uploads/SEL_MEE_White_Paper.pdf

Learning Tools (RTI)

Now a key accessibility feature across O365, Learning Tools proves that when you plan for inclusion, everyone benefits. Immersive Reader, the breakout feature for unlocking literacy.

https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2017/10/new-research-learning-tools-improves-reading-comprehension/

·        Full report: http://edudownloads.azureedge.net/msdownloads/Learning_Tools_research_study_BSD.pdf

 

Fresno PERSONALIZED LEARNING INITIATIVE

The question is not DOES TECHNOLOGY MAKE A DIFFERENCE, the question is UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS DOES TECHNOLOGY MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Find the answer th this question and the hard data that backs it up.

https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2017/09/fresno-study-student-outcomes-personalized-learning/

·        Year 1 Full Report: http://edudownloads.azureedge.net/msdownloads/Fresno_PLI_Analytics_Report_Year_1_2017.pdf

·        Year 1B Blog and report

 https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2018/06/fresno-unified-school-district-personalized-learning-initiative/?ocid=Q4FY18_soc_omc_edu_fb_NHS

 SKYPE TEACHING EMPATHY

How do we develop critical social and emotional skills? What is the potential of #edtech to amplify human qualities?

https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2017/11/survey-skype-teaching-empathy-compassion/

 

PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS DRIVE GRAQDUATION RATES: Tacoma Case study video:

What happens when a district commits to raising the bar and closing the gap and levers technology to seek to understand the situation  and the impact of interventions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uV_EWU9Cfs&t=6s 

 

 ONENOTE IMPROVING LEARNING: Bear Creek Georgia

https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2017/06/onenote-class-notebook-improved-learning-bear-creek/

 

TEACHING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS WITH Minecraft EE: Getting Smart study:

 

Are online sandbox games a good platform for developing SEL? The answer is YES

http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/06/minecraft-social-emotional-learning-k-12-education/

 

 

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WESTERN AUSTRALIA: CEWA coverage:

This whole system, covering an enormous geographic area has committed to building educator capacity through an innovative online learning community and in doing so, is transforming.

 

The Record, April

http://www.therecord.com.au/news/local/microsoft-joins-cewa-in-transformational-education-initiative/

 

CIO, June

https://www.cio.com.au/article/621224/catholic-education-western-australia-apply-data-science-school-life/?fp=16&fpid=1

 

Channel Life, June

https://channellife.com.au/story/catholic-education-wa-and-university-sunshine-coast-make-microsoft-moves/

 

The Educator, November

http://www.educatoronline.com.au/technology/e-learning/overhaul-traditional-education-models–report-243435.aspx

 

Teams blog story, June

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Education-Blog/New-Microsoft-Teams-updates-in-Office-365-for-Education/ba-p/99668

  

Microsoft Education YouTube, October

https://youtu.be/SX7e_v3Z9Dk

https://youtu.be/V7xRUN6nXgg

 

Microsoft Education Australia Media site with CEWA video, photos, stories, and paper, October

https://news.microsoft.com/en-au/features/cloud-based-learning-platform-sows-seeds-students-lifelong-learning-2/

 

Microsoft Enterprise story, October

https://enterprise.microsoft.com/en-au/articles/digital-transformation/cewa-empowers-teachers-students-with-microsoft-cloud-solutions/

 

Microsoft blog story, October

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/education/2017/10/30/education-in-australia-transforming-for-the-2020-economy/

 

Harvard Business Review story, October

https://info.microsoft.com/Harvard-Business-Review-EducationWhitePaper-MGC0001281.html?wt.mc_id=636001_SCL_Facebook_EDU_HBR_FB_Download

 

Educator Online, November

http://www.educatoronline.com.au/technology/e-learning/how-schools-can-help-australia-compete-in-the-digital-economy-243934.aspx

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