Tag: MakeCode

Kristine Kopelke transforms professional development with Learning Hub

Like many teachers Kristine Kopelke wears a number of hats. One of them is a very big hat indeed. Beside teaching digital technologies at Queensland’s Meridan State College, Kopelke is the manager of the Contemporary Learning Hub based at the college. The Hub provides professional development (PD) through online and face to face workshops for educators across... Read more

Making an impact for STEM education in Europe

Europe desperately needs STEM skills. International assessments show that one in four adults in Europe lack basic skills in numeracy . By 2030, there will be 50 million open vacancies worldwide for positions requiring STEM skills. And skepticism of science, research and fact-based arguments in public discourse is on the rise. To reverse this trend, European education leaders,... Read more

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What’s New in EDU Live: Bett Day 2

Announcing new tech to support inclusive classrooms, plus highlights from “Emotion and Cognition in the Age of AI” keynote. Day 1 of Bett is a wrap, but that was just the beginning of our What’s New in EDU Live series! Today we’re focused on ways to support the unique needs and abilities of both students and teachers, especially in light of research showing that... 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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From teacher to engineer in 8 days: How these educators joined a hackathon

What 21st century skills do students need to be ready for the 65 percent of jobs yet to be invented? The mission of Hacking STEM team is to “Modernize STEM education for every student on the planet to achieve more.” The team embarked on this mission almost two years ago. In the last two years the Hacking STEM team has a published portfolio of lesson plans that celebrate... Read more

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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