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Be internet awesome , cool way to teach fundamentals on digital citizenship and online safety

To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. The contents will be around The Internet Code of Awesome, which are :

  • Be internet smart, share with care , Good (and bad) news travels fast online, and without some forethought, kids can find themselves in tricky situations that have lasting consequences. The solve? Learning how to share with those they know and those they don’t.
  • Be internet alert, don’t fall for fake, It’s important to help kids become aware that people and situations online aren’t always as they seem. Discerning between what’s real and what’s fake is a very real lesson in online safety.

Be internet strong, secure your secrets, Personal privacy and security are just as important online as they are offline. Safeguarding valuable information helps kids avoid damaging their devices, reputations, and relationships.

  • Be internet kind, its cool to be kind, The Internet is a powerful amplifier that can be used to spread positivity or negativity. Kids can take the high road by applying the concept of “treat others as you would like to be treated” to their actions online, creating positive impact for others and disempowering bullying behavior.

  • Be internet brave, when in doubt, talk it out, One lesson that applies to any and all encounters of the digital kind: When kids come across something questionable, they should feel comfortable talking to a trusted adult. Adults can support this behavior by fostering open communication at home and in the classroom.

Connect your students to the world with Skype in the Classroom Live Events

Connect your students to the world with Skype in the Classroom Live Events

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During this time of social distancing and remote learning, staying connected with the world and keeping our children engaged has been a priority for all of us. Teachers and parents are constantly looking for fun and educational activities that will empower students’ learning, make them smile, and spark imagination and curiosity.

Learning from home doesn’t mean that you have to be cut off from the world. Skype in the Classroom recently launched a new activity called “Live Events.” Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (5:00 PM Coordinated Universal Time), teachers, students, and parents can tune in to connect with subject matter experts and visit amazing locations across the globe. From exploring the habitats of Yellowstone National Park, to learning about sequoias or visiting a zoo, these 30-minute interactive events will add some extra fun and inspiration to your children’s learning.

“Adventure and familiarity, simultaneously. During remote learning due to the pandemic, the weekly Skype in the Classroom virtual field trips have enabled my students to travel the country and the world, right from their own homes. They’ve missed the connections we’ve made with people throughout the world while we were in our school building, and these events have given them the sense that the excitement continues. My third graders and I loved the trip to Yellowstone and enjoyed hearing from the Night Zookeeper…we can’t wait to learn about sharks and animal adaptations! We’re looking forward to what else is in store until we meet again,” says Amy Rosenstein (@SkypeAmy), third-grade teacher from New York, United States.

One of the most powerful parts of these events is that children can ask questions via a fully moderated Q&A chat tool.

“As a family we visited Yellowstone. We watched while having our dinner here in the UK and talked about all the animals the speaker showed us. There were many we hadn’t heard of before. It challenged our family to find out about somewhere totally new to us and we could ask questions via the chat tool. My kids were learning without it feeling like a lesson!” said Sarah Clark (@sfm36), parent from United Kingdom.

In addition, every event has follow-up activities that parents and teachers can share with their students for a richer learning experience. Make sure you check them out!

Are you ready for a learning adventure?
View upcoming Live Events at
Live Events take place on Microsoft Teams. However, you do not need Skype or Teams to join. You can select to watch on the web. Download the “How-to join” guide to get started.
Each event has one or more follow up activities! Make sure you check those out to enrich the learning experience.
Live captions are available in six languages.
Download a digital certificate to celebrate your participation.
No need to worry if you miss the live event! All episodes will be available to watch on demand.

The new Microsoft Edge is ready for the (virtual) classroom

The new Microsoft Edge is ready for
the Virtual Classroom

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With remote learning, has come new challenges—not only for students, who may be learning online for the first time, but also for teachers, who must learn to support them in the process. Instruction, discussion, and feedback have all moved online overnight and the web experience needs to be as smooth as possible for it to work. The new Microsoft Edge browser provides teachers and students with that experience. It has the performance and compatibility needed to reduce friction during online instruction and new tools to enable learning—all while keeping users secure.

Looking to try the new Microsoft Edge? Visit 
Are you an IT professional looking to deploy for your school? Visit here.

 Performance that students and teachers need

Teaching online has its own learning curve—teachers need an easy-to-use browser that reduces friction online so they can focus on teaching instead of on troubleshooting. Microsoft Edge is built on the same open source technology as Google Chrome to ensure world-class compatibility and performance for websites and extensions. Educational sites just work, saving teachers time from having to reach out to IT. And those key learning extensions? They’ll work too—even if they are from the Chrome web store.

Protection from external threats

When students are learning online, they deserve a safe browsing experience. This is especially important now given the amount of time students spend learning on connected devices. The new Microsoft Edge comes with SmartScreen built-in, to help protect students from phishing and malware attacks while they work and learn.

Get to collaborating faster

With online collaboration becoming the new norm, it’s important that students and teachers can both access what they need and save time doing so. Students and teachers can login with their school profiles on Microsoft Edge to gain access to saved favorites, settings, and passwords. They can even personalize Microsoft Edge with Office 3651 so when they open a new tab, they’ll see recent files, shared documents, and pinned sites. Office 365 apps, like OneNote and PowerPoint, can also be launched directly from this experience, saving even more time. And if students and teachers can’t find a file, they can use Bing1 to search for school files, just like if they were searching on the web.

Reading online, now more accessible

Reading online can be tough, particularly for students used to reading physical books. Enter Immersive Reader, a learning tool in Microsoft Edge that helps students read and access content on the web without distractions. When students open Immersive Reader, they can:

  • Have text read to them (even in multiple languages!)
  • Adjust text size, text spacing, and the page background for easier reading
  • Isolate lines of text onscreen for better focus
  • Get help with grammar by breaking words down by syllables and parts of speech

Soon, students will even be able to highlight any text on the web and bring it into Immersive reader with only a few clicks, making the web even more accessible for student learning.

As the saying goes (or at least it does these days), behind every browser is a great teacher. It’s National Teacher Appreciation week and we couldn’t be more thankful to all the educators around the world who have quickly adapted to these changing times. Their continued mission to educate all students hasn’t changed, and neither has ours—with the new Microsoft Edge, we hope to empower every student on the planet to achieve more.

1 After installation, Microsoft Edge requires additional steps to configure for K-12 education. To understand these requirements or how to enable specific features, please visit

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Top 5 Ways Teachers Can Use Microsoft Teams During Remote Learning

Top 5 Ways Teachers Can Use Microsoft Teams During Remote Learning

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Teachers are on the frontlines of enabling the sudden shift to remote learning. Within a matter of weeks, educators have had to quickly adapt their engaging, aligned, in-person lessons into online learning for their students. This incredible change has shed light on the inspiring ingenuity, passion, and commitment of those who support our communities. What we hear from educators is that they need to be able to transition to remote learning quickly, to connect in a community to share best practices, and to learn from each other.

Based on feedback from our Remote Learning Educator Community, we’ve outlined five ways to help you get the most out of Microsoft Teams, a digital hub for communication and collaboration, during remote learning:

    1. Connection and collaboration: Use the Teams built-in meetings features to effectively hold classroom meetings, collaborate on virtual whiteboards, and share documents. With assignments, conversations, files, notes, and video calls all pulled together, Teams is a great all-in-one hub for the collaborative classroom. Here is a great Teams for Education Quick Start Guide, and we have new updates rolling out regularly with improvements that have been inspired by educators.
    2. Inclusion: In order to ensure learners of all abilities are included, understanding which tools and technologies improve accessibility and foster an inclusive classroom becomes critical. With built-in capabilities like the Immersive Reader, message translation, and Live Captions for meetings, Teams is a non-stigmatizing platform.  

3. Meaningful feedback with rubrics: An important part of remote learning is good teaching practice. Teams Assignments have built-in rubrics. Rubric grading helps increase assignment transparency for students and allows you to give more meaningful feedback. These feedback mechanisms not only help students learn and improve their work, but they’re also a consistent and transparent way for teachers to grade. This has been an incredibly popular feature with both educators and students, and with rubrics now easily sharable, we have seen this practice take off in Teams.

4. Staff and learning communities: Saving time, being more organized, and collaborating more effectively during remote learning is critical. With Teams being a hub for education, a core part of this also includes built-in Staff teams and Professional Learning Community (PLC) teams to go along with Class Teams. This provides a one-stop shop for educators. Staff Teams and PLC teams allow educators and staff to easily communicate and collaborate during remote learning. We’ve seen many three-ring binders tossed with the paperless use of Staff and PLC teams in schools.

5.OneNote Class Notebooks, built into Teams: OneNote is a multifaceted note-taking tool that is built into Teams and can be used for a variety of lessons and activities. With OneNote Class Notebooks, you have a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities. You can also embed all sorts of interactive apps, lessons, and content onto the OneNote page. Especially with remote learning, paper notes and handouts are difficult to work with, and having a digital notebook for the class is a natural fit.

Remote learning is a journey for all of us, and we are grateful to the diligence and creativity of educators during this time. Please visit our Remote Learning Page (higher education 
here) and (K-12 here) for all of our resources. Thank you for all you have done for students around the world. We are looking forward to continuing to work with you.