Tag: Computer Science

How one Minecraft Mentor designed a cross-disciplinary landmark lesson

Minecraft Mentor Nelly Hamed Hadima is an Arabic teacher at Hayah International Academy in Egypt. Nelly’s students had been studying famous landmarks from around the world when she had an idea: use Minecraft: Education Edition to design the landmarks, then 3D print them in the real world. Nelly proceeded to create a new cross-disciplinary Minecraft lesson with these five... Read more

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Microsoft MakeCode, Cartoon Network and Adafruit team up to inspire a new generation of creators

It’s estimated that in the next decade 77 percent of jobs will be in technology, while creativity is ranked among the top three skills the World Economic Forum predicts employers will be looking for in candidates. This presents today’s educators and parents with a unique challenge - and opportunity - to help prepare kids today for the digital future and inspire their... Read more

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How a VR trip through the solar system honed my down-to-earth skills

Thanks to a mysterious combination of nature and nurture, I inherited two of my father’s most notorious traits: an obsession with Dairy Queen, and a fascination with outer space. The latter figured heavily into my formative years, while the former was curbed by – let’s call it parental prudence. I was probably the only elementary school student who had seen both Cape... Read more

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It’s Computer Science Education Week, and we’re here to help you make it great!

When students engage in computer science, they are not just learning to code to become future software engineers. They are also developing creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will prepare them to thrive in the future workforce, where 77 percent of jobs will require technology skills in the next decade. Microsoft partnered with YouGov and surveyed... Read more

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#MSFTEduChat highlights: Computer Science and Hour of Code

We had a big discussion about Computer Science, Hour of Code and the upcoming Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) in the November edition of our monthly #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet (Twitter Moment here). Read our announcement post, Computer Science sparks the conversation for November’s #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet, to catch up on all the questions and resources. Our... Read more

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Hear from Code Creators working in AI, movie animation, wearable tech, and gaming

During Computer Science Education Week, millions of students around the world will participate in Hour of Code.  They’ll learn the fundamentals of coding and how much fun it is to create. What they might not learn is how they can apply that learning to their current passions and interests, or their future careers. That’s where Skype in the Classroom comes in! On... Read more