Category: STEM

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Women in STEM share their inspirations in new #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on March 20

Today's students could be the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and their educators are in a crucial position to provide ideal guidance and inspiration. In the wake of this year's International Women's Day, it's important to evaluate the responsibility society has in helping girls feel welcome and fairly represented in tomorrow's... Read more

Q&A: STEMinist creator Ann Hoang on rewriting the STEM story for students

Women around the world are taking to the streets on International Women’s Day to urge faster progress on gender parity in economic opportunity, education and other important issues. The theme this year, #PressforProgress, is perfectly tuned to the challenges society faces. Read more on the Official Microsoft Blog here. The Microsoft Education Team conducted the... Read more

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Coding was her calling – now her mission is to reveal the creative side of computer science

Pariss Chandler dreamed of bright lights, red carpets and the chance of being an actress. Fueled by creative impulse, her calling would ultimately have to be an artistic outlet - where she could be anyone and do anything. You wouldn’t think computer science would qualify as a valid venue for such pursuits, but that’s where Pariss might change your mind. “I never... Read more

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How a New Jersey middle school uses Minecraft: Education Edition to teach game design

How do you teach game design in a middle school setting? According to Steve Isaacs, who teaches at the William Annin Middle School in New Jersey, just 45 minutes west of New York City, it looks a bit like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y8ZfKyRyB0 Steve teaches Game Design and Development via a quest-based (or choice-based) learning environment, providing students... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: 10 newly announced Microsoft Education experiences you don’t want to miss

We’re in the midst of exciting transformation in education. This change is critical for our schools, educators and students, as it is for our countries, industries and planet.  Students are becoming creators, in disciplines that didn’t always seem creative. They are comfortable in blending the digital and physical worlds and they understand the importance of... Read more

Know before you go: Microsoft’s education partners appearing at Bett 2018

Bett 2018 is set to be another exciting, action-packed event, filled with lessons for us all. For a number of years, we have showcased the strong bond between Microsoft and our partners via our Microsoft Education Partner Pavilion at Bett. We are simplifying our approach this year to showcase the holistic solution that is Microsoft Education, and we are proud to incorporate... Read more