Empower students to learn anywhere

Help schools achieve better learning outcomes with the best devices for secure learning

Microsoft can help schools no matter where they are on their hybrid learning journeys. With Windows 11 for Education and Shape the Future, you can help schools modernize their hardware and pair affordable purchasing plans with best-in-class software solutions from Microsoft. As a result, K–12 schools can keep students safe, data secure, and devices protected while providing effective and accessible learning environments. And educators can scale their hybrid classrooms in a sustainable way that they haven’t been able to do before.

Manage uncertainty in education

It’s hard to plan for an ever-changing mix of remote, hybrid, and in-person learning. Microsoft Education helps with best-in-class devices for learning anywhere.

Empower teachers

Engaging students online takes different skills. Microsoft provides training, tools, and resources that help teachers transform their online classrooms​.

Keep students safe and data protected

Teachers need controls that make it simple to administer their classrooms. Microsoft’s easy-to-manage technology helps keep students safe and protects data.

Microsoft Education is affordable, inclusive, empowering, and built for learning. See it in action.

Whether students are remote or in the classroom, Microsoft helps create a foundation for learning so they can succeed.

Accessible, highly secure devices for learning online and offline

Built for education, low-cost Windows 11 devices help educators deliver personalized instruction in today’s mix of remote, hybrid, and in-person classrooms. Built-in accessibility tools ensure learning and resources are available to all students, including those with physical or invisible disabilities. And these affordable Windows 11 devices include pre-configured snap layouts that automatically adapt to different screen sizes, to help students learn on any device without stress. Integrated with Microsoft Teams, Windows 11 devices help students avoid distractions so they can focus on what matters most—learning. With built-in, comprehensive security including antivirus, antimalware, and antiphishing protection, these devices even come with spill-proof keyboards, a more rugged chassis, latest-gen processors, and all-day battery life.

Solutions that prioritize inclusive learning

Microsoft Teams is purpose-built for education and customized for how educators and students work together. Teachers can create collaborative classrooms that engage students in multi-modal, inclusive, and safe spaces by bringing all their class conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place. Assigning tailored lessons and providing transparent feedback in one easy-to-access location helps improve student outcome. Teachers can also bring the apps they use into Teams, including learning management systems where they document assignments and track grades. And most importantly, Teams enables students of all abilities to participate by providing accessibility tools, live caption translation, and Immersive Reader.

Ensure teachers are ready for any type of learning

When schools changed to remote learning in March 2020, more than half of K-12 teachers said they were not prepared to teach online.1 Their most critical need, and the one most closely tied to better learning outcomes, has been the training and best practices that build confidence and skills in remote and hybrid teaching. The Microsoft Education Center provides teachers with free instruction, professional development, and the tools they need to transform their classrooms, while Microsoft Store specialists offer remote learning support. Teachers can provide a student-centered approach to personalized learning online in Teams. Together, Teams and Microsoft Office 365 help educators streamline collaboration and build professional learning communities.

1 Most Teachers Say They Are ‘Not Prepared’ To Teach Online Forbes, March 26, 2020.

Safeguard your students and keep data protected

Recent research shows that only 49% of teachers feel students are safe in their remote learning environments.1 In remote and hybrid learning situations, many devices are online for hours each day, making them susceptible to attacks and disruption. Attacks don’t only impact students’ learning, but also their social and emotional well-being. Microsoft Education can help. When educators teach through Microsoft Teams, they can be confident that their online classes are highly secure. Teams safeguards identities, data, apps, and devices to create a classroom environment that’s safe, whether it’s online or in-person. Teachers also have access to classroom controls that allow them to minimize disruption.

Affordable devices with free training

Microsoft knows schools don’t have the budget to buy all new computer hardware. That’s why it provides low-cost devices to thousands of education users, offering free training to educators including no-cost solutions that help protect students online. Microsoft has affordable pricing models for up-front payment, or through DaaS (device as a service) and SaaS (software as a service) subscriptions. This offers a much more affordable path for schools not able to make a large capital investment. Furthermore, Windows 11 devices are built for remote learning, start as low as $239, and come with free professional development when schools purchase 15 to 300 eligible devices. In addition, schools that buy more than 1,000 Windows 11 devices through the Microsoft Education Shape the Future program get special Windows and Surface pricing and licensing. And it all comes with free training, tools, and live workshops.

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