Microsoft virtual graduation ideas & resources

By 5/05/2020 05:24:00 PM

With the global StayAtHome order, celebrating major milestones has to be done different during these months. Microsoft has noticed that Teachers and students are finding inspiring ways to commemorate 2020 graduates virtually.

And Microsoft also wants to bring graduation to a living room near you. A few ways they're doing that include:

Microsoft virtual graduations

  • Graduation in a living room near you: Microsoft is bringing graduation ceremonies to students’ homes by offering virtual graduations for up to 20,000 people via Teams.

    Microsoft Store associates will also be available to offer resources, support and personalized trainings, tailored to the unique needs of each school. If your school is not currently using Office 365, they can sign up for free to get access.
  • Look backwards before going forwards: Surprise your grad with a digital photobook reflecting on Kindergarten, middle school and beyond (and everywhere in between). Consider adding funny memories and words of wisdom from friends, family and teachers!
  • No diploma, no problem: Set to a stadium of live streaming onlookers – from brothers and sisters to grandparents and friends – present your graduate with their own digital diploma as they move their tassel from left to right.
  • Virtual senior superlatives: Take a virtual twist on staple graduation traditions including the favorite: senior superlatives. Rather than nominating peers for “best eyes” or “most likely to succeed”, use GIFs instead, and nominate which classmates best describes the GIF. Create an online survey to submit nominations, then host a virtual gathering to reveal the winners!

Microsoft “adulting” tools

And before graduates heads off to college or take on the real world, ensure they are equipped with proper “adulting” tools like a Microsoft 365 Personal subscription.

Graduates can impress their new employer with AI powered tools– like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel – that will help them hone their writing, presenting, and designing skills, and become better managers of finances.

And perhaps most importantly, with the subscription, they’ll receive ongoing tech support at no extra cost.

For more tips how to celebrate graduates, visit Microsoft blog.

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