Microsoft Helps K-12 Educators Realize Technology’s Educational Potential

Microsoft developed the at microsoft in response to educator requests for help and research such as a 1997 report from the Benton Foundation, “The Learning Connection: Schools in the Information Age,” citing inadequate teacher training as “perhaps the biggest bottleneck limiting effective use of computer networking in many of the nation’s classrooms.” Many classrooms now have PCs and network connections, the study noted, but teachers need training and opportunities to work with their colleagues to develop best practices for using this technology.

Teachers need both the opportunity to participate in technology professional development. activities and support materials for practicing what they have learned. Microsoft offers several free resources available from the K-12 Education Web Site, to help educators continue to develop their technology skills and learn how to use them in class, including:

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