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Thousands of students travel 23 million virtual miles over Skype to help children in need

Through one of the world’s largest live connections of students at one time, Skype-a-Thon participants from 102 countries traveled a total of 23 million virtual miles in the span of two days. Thank you to all the classrooms and participants who invested so much of their time and creativity! It was truly amazing to see the energy and feel the power of classrooms connecting... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Minecraft: Education Edition gets Code Builder and launches new Hour of Code

We're rolling out a fresh episode of What's New in EDU in eager anticipation of next month's Computer Science Education Week  (Dec. 3 - 9). That means it's time for up-and-coming coders and will-be computer wizards to take a look at some new ways Microsoft Education is helping make Computer Science more open, more collaborative and more creative. First, take a deep breath... Read more

“It is this determination I pass on to all I teach: Failure doesn’t always signify the end – it can be the beginning.” – Elaine Topham, UK

November 13, 2018 “It is this determination I pass on to all I teach: Failure doesn’t always signify the end – it can be the beginning.” – Elaine Topham, UK Elaine TophamSenior Learning TechnologistThe Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher EducationGrimsby, [email protected] The path to becoming a technology educator wasn’t a straight one... Read more

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Computer Science sparks the conversation for November’s #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet

Calling all classrooms with up-and-coming coders and app makers-to-be: Computer Science Education Week is happening on December 3 - 9 this year. In celebration of this event, our 14 global hosts are excited to offer you a new #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on Computer Science, Hour of Code and Computational Thinking. Joining from all over the world, our hosts hope to inspire you... Read more

Download the Code Builder Update to Learn Coding in Minecraft

We have launched a new update for Minecraft: Education Edition that makes it easier than ever to learn and teach coding in Minecraft. The update is now available for all users on Windows 10, macOS and iPad. All Windows 10 users will receive an automatic update during the next login. MacOS users will have to reinstall Minecraft: Education Edition to access the updated version.... Read more