06/20/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/20/2019 07:41
In today's classrooms, diversity is the new norm. By creating student-centered, inclusive learning environments, educators have the flexibility and opportunity to meet the needs of the diverse group of learners in every classroom. Technology has the power to help teachers not only navigate, but also benefit from, their students' unique learning styles.
In this month's What's New in EDU, we're excited to announce tools and resources to help teachers empower all students to find their voice, grow their confidence and build 21st century skills.
Reach every student with new accessibility features from Windows and Office 365
We are excited to share new features that enable educators to tailor learning to ensure every student has a voice in today's classrooms, 72% of which have students with special requirements. Whether a permanent or temporary disability, personal preference, or a unique learning style, the robust set of built-in and third-party accessibility features in Windows 10 and Office 365 let students choose how to use technology and express their ideas. Today, we're unveiling new resources to help every student unlock his or her potential.
Motivate students to share their voice with Flipgrid and Teams
This month, we're also rolling out some big updates coming to Teams for Education that will make it simpler and more comprehensive than ever before, saving teachers time when creating new Teams, communicating with parents and students, and grading assignments. These updates include:
Tune in to FlipgridLive on Monday night when we'll unveil some exciting new tools to empower every student to share their voice, practice storytelling skills and engage in meaningful discussions inside and outside the classroom. Join the Flipgrid livestream on Facebookand be the first to explore the new ways you can amplify and empower your learners!
Tools & Resources for Student-Centered Learning
Here are some useful resources to help you plan for the upcoming school year and connect with other educators who are also working to build a student-centered approach:
More Microsoft Education news from ISTE
Learn about additional updates from Microsoft Education in the blogs below, or if you are attending ISTE next week, stop by and see them for yourself in the Microsoft booth.