The Microsoft Schools Program wants to help bring technology to the classroom

Microsoft has announced (opens in new tab) the Microsoft Schools Program, a way for schools around the world to ease the move to a more technological classroom. Registration for the program is now open, offering benefits that Microsoft says will help educators "transform their classrooms and empower students" using technology.

While that may sound a little over-the-top, the benefits of the program look to be a solid way to secure a little extra help for schools that may be leaning towards bringing more technology to the classroom. Those benefits include:

  • Access for school leaders to enroll via our social channel, Yammer, into a global community of practice and reach over 1,000 other school leaders
  • Quick start guide filled with assets and resources to support school leaders
  • Monthly e-newsletter with the best of Microsoft Teaching and Leading resources
  • Early updates (via our newsletter and social communities) on new products, offers and opportunities
  • Curated resources for leaders and leading educators available from the Microsoft Educator Community
  • Global recognition by being placed on our Microsoft And Showcase School list (updated monthly)
  • Opportunity to participate in our quarterly global connect calls

Interested teachers and educators can fill out an application (opens in new tab) for their school to join the program now. And for more on the program itself, you can read up on what other educators have to say at the Microsoft Education Blog (opens in new tab).

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • My daughter is a tech leader in her school for other pupils. I'm going to see if her school knows about this.
  • It's about time that schools started giving students some sort of laptop now, rather than them having books and pens and whatnot. After all, a laptop for £150 that lasts them a few years is probably going to be cheaper in the long run than books and pens etc. Saves them having to carry textbooks as well. Would probably not be so good for the stationary industry though.