Education these days isn’t just about reading, writing and arithmetic — it’s also about learning how to learn. And Microsoft wants to be the go-to option for teaching these abilities. It’s buying Flipgrid, the creator of an educational platform that fosters social-emotional skills like communication and bouncing back from failure. The tech giant hasn’t said how it will integrate Flipgrid with the rest of its lineup, but it’s starting by making the platform free to schools (they can get prorated refunds if they’ve subscribed).
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