Category: For Students

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What’s New in EDU: All the news wrapped up for the holidays

As much as we enjoy tearing open a cozy couple of socks or peeling back the paper on a snazzy blender (you shouldn’t have!), we’re of the firm belief that educators reign supreme when it comes to giving the perfect gift. For them, giving is an almost year-round thing, and the results are useful for the rest of your life. In our last episode of What’s New in EDU for 2018,... Read more

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GraphoGame: Kids Learn to Read now available in Microsoft Store for Education

As we highlighted in our announcement on October 15th, it is estimated that one in five students has dyslexia. To support these students we became the first company to sign the Made by Dyslexia pledge: to give the 700 million people with dyslexia around the world access to technology that empowers them to excel in their academic journey, and in life. As part of this... Read more

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How a VR trip through the solar system honed my down-to-earth skills

Thanks to a mysterious combination of nature and nurture, I inherited two of my father’s most notorious traits: an obsession with Dairy Queen, and a fascination with outer space. The latter figured heavily into my formative years, while the former was curbed by – let’s call it parental prudence. I was probably the only elementary school student who had seen both Cape... Read more

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It’s Computer Science Education Week, and we’re here to help you make it great!

When students engage in computer science, they are not just learning to code to become future software engineers. They are also developing creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will prepare them to thrive in the future workforce, where 77 percent of jobs will require technology skills in the next decade. Microsoft partnered with YouGov and surveyed... Read more

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Hear from Code Creators working in AI, movie animation, wearable tech, and gaming

During Computer Science Education Week, millions of students around the world will participate in Hour of Code.  They’ll learn the fundamentals of coding and how much fun it is to create. What they might not learn is how they can apply that learning to their current passions and interests, or their future careers. That’s where Skype in the Classroom comes in! On... Read more

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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