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Earth Day is almost here, and students around the world are busy devising ways to create a greener, cleaner, more sustainable planet.
Over the past nine months, we’ve seen wildlife roam free while people isolate to stay healthy. Whales have changed their migration patterns due to fewer ships, sea turtles have laid record amounts of eggs on beaches empty of humans, and wild monkeys have taken over city streets.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Minecraft: Education Edition has launched new renewable energy lessons and immersive worlds. This content is available for educators and students using Minecraft: Education Edition as well as Minecraft players on the Bedrock platform. Students can explore different energy sources, solve a town’s power problems, and design and manage a sustainable city—all in Minecraft! For students learning from home during school closures, the Lumen City Challenge and Lumen Power Challenge provide a fun way to bring Earth Day into the virtual classroom or home learning environment.
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.