Category: Educational Technology

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Sparking creativity with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 and Microsoft MakeCode

Today we are incredibly excited to announce the launch of MakeCode for LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3!  This collaboration is the culmination of months of engineering, design and user testing work between the LEGO Education and Microsoft MakeCode teams. LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 helps bring technology and computer science to life with hands-on, project-based... Read more

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Go hands-on with robotics using everyday materials on STEM Saturdays, coming to Microsoft Stores

The Hacking STEM team is proud to bring STEM Saturdays back to Microsoft Stores for the months of April and May. STEM Saturdays offer free drop-in sessions that give people a chance to engage in fun and hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math projects, hosted by their local Microsoft Store. This month’s STEM Saturdays will celebrate engineering and design... Read more

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We Connect The Dots with STEAM and coding for students

I’d like to tell you about my experience volunteering and teaching with an organization offering STEAM education, called We Connect the Dots, as well as the courses we offer the impact these initiatives have on students. I’ve been writing code for longer than I haven’t been. Writing code is a big part of who I am. My interest in experimenting with software development... Read more

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Q&A: Ohbot’s impact as a learning tool

If you attended ISTE 2017 with us, you may remember meeting Ohbot at our booth. And even if you didn’t, we have some more to share on how Ohbot has had a positive impact on learning over the last 12 months. A brief reminder: Ohbot is an expressive, programmable robot head that stands 20 cm tall, built with seven motors that tilt and turn the head and eyes, move its... Read more

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Modern methodologies for classroom IT management: Change management and adoption for education technology

Today’s post was brought to you by the Microsoft Education Partner Advisory Council.   Making the case for new technology   It’s clear that a cloud-based infrastructure yields multiple benefits for schools, from better ways to secure devices and school data, to more efficient IT administration and measurable improvements in educator and staff... Read more

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Intune for Education is helping make fully connected classrooms a reality

Behind every connected student in every classroom, whether that’s online or in person, there are teams of people working to make the learning experience as seamless as possible for everyone involved. Joel Parmer, program coordinator for Maryland’s Calvert County Schools and the 16,000 students who learn there, is among such a team. Joel’s job centers on implementing... Read more