Microsoft chooses 555 UK educators to lead innovation in the classroom

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More than 500 educators from across the UK who use technology to help students learn have been named Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts.

A total of 555 educators have been recognised by the company for initiatives such as encouraging collaborative learning using Microsoft Teams, engaging students in coding using Minecraft: Education Edition, giving students an easy way to give peer feedback on assessed work using Microsoft Forms and enabling an inclusive classroom with accessibility tools in Microsoft Office.

Many educators are using technology to create inclusive student-centred classrooms that improve learning outcomes. They are creating learning environments that encourage students to be independent, creative learners and build skills that will prepare them for the future.

Some of the experts have used technology to overcome significant barriers to learning. Educators in Braeview Academy faced rebuilding their school after a fire. During the process

Educators from across the industry have been recognised as innovators by Microsoft. Lecturers at universities are using Office 365 to improve accessibility and enable collaborative working.

There are now 9,600 Experts working in education around the world, who share best practice on how technology can be used to benefit students, save teaching time and improve the running of schools, colleges and universities.

Experts not only share the innovative ways in which they are using technology with peers locally, but also talk with world-leading educators, ensuring learnings are shared across the world.

As part of the programme, Microsoft will also offer the educators career and skills development. Educators will also provide feedback in forums and test new products before their general release.

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