Category: Education Highlights

UNSW’s Teams project brings Artificial Intelligence to student engagement

At the global Microsoft Inspire conference this week, Dr David Kellerman, from UNSW’s Engineering faculty, talked to the 25,000 attendees about the work that is being done to transform the classroom and learning experience, while creating a community of learners, at the University of New South Wales in Sydney By replacing real ink and document scanners with digital ink,... Read more

Highlights from the June Monthly Student Challenge: A Case for Biodiversity

Last month for our Global Student Build Challenge, we invited students to explore the delicate balance of ecosystems in Minecraft: Education Edition. Participants were encouraged to build an aquatic or terrestrial ecosystem including plant and animal species, then rebuild the area to illustrate how it would be affected by the extinction of one critical species. Thank you to... Read more

Better Together: Two screens holding hands, one reads "Immersive Reader," the other, "Wakelet"

Immersive Reader is now available in Wakelet!

As we announced last month, the Immersive Reader is now available for any app or partner to easily integrate.  One of the first apps to integrate the Immersive Reader is Wakelet, which allows people to quickly and easily save, organize and share content from across the web.  Wakelet is being used across education for bookmarking, digital storytelling, portfolios, saving... Read more

“Finding real-world connections and making students solution providers always makes learning more engaging and meaningful…”

After more than 20 years as an educator, MIE Expert Preeti Singhal still finds that every day brings new insights. Her take-away? Don’t give up on any child. Instead, figure out an approach that will help that child learn and achieve their potential. “A graduating student came back and said, ‘Ma’am, I have not... Read more

Use code to mod mobs in the Wild Minecraft Code-a-Thon

We have partnered with Tynker for this summer’s Wild Minecraft Code-a-thon, an eight-week long series of coding challenges themed around biodiversity. Anyone can signup for free. Learn about different animals and habitats, and practice computer science skills to design new mobs, build new environments, create games – all with code! Excerpted from the Tynker... Read more