Category: Education Highlights

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Florida educator rethinks social media as skill for students

A designer, surfer, father, foodie, photographer, sketch artist, lover of technology, and just an all-around geek: Josh Murdock (@professorjosh) sees himself as many different things. However, if you ask any of his students, many of them faculty at his college and more destined to be future educators themselves, they’ll say he’s a teacher of teachers. Finding ways to... Read more

Today in Technology: The top ten tech issues for 2018

Over the past six months we’ve written in our Today in Technology series about historical tech developments and the insights they provide for our current day. As the calendar flips to 2018, we are looking back at the top tech issues of the last year, offering our perspectives for the coming 12 months, recapping what we’ve learned, and sharing how Microsoft is... Read more

Driven: Irish Inventors Aim to Make the Roads Safe – James McNamara, Ireland

December 22, 2017 Driven: Irish Inventors Aim to Make the Roads Safe – James McNamara, Ireland To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on March 16, 2012. They call it “Project Hermes” after the Greek god who protects travelers. They believe their technology... Read more

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Virtual tools help explore computer science and robotics in the classroom

I am sure everyone enjoyed Computer Science Education Week and its amazing focus on enabling the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. We live in an amazing time of technological progress. Every aspect of our lives is being shaped by digital transformation. However, with transformation comes disruption. There's growing concern over job growth, economic... Read more

‘Imagine If’ with EduConnect – 20th December 2017

Learn more about the EduConnect team at Microsoft UK, and how you can take advantage of their work in the community. You don't have to be actively involved in the education industry to see and feel and its impact and importance. As students you are still on your journey of learning and development, as employees you are putting those skills to use in the workplace, and as... Read more

Enabling economic opportunity for Washington’s students

As we close the year, I’m delighted to share some encouraging momentum from the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS), a unique public-private partnership that helps low- and middle-income students earn their bachelor’s degrees in the state’s high-demand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and health care fields. Based on their annual... Read more