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Coming Soon: Microsoft Education at The Future of Education Technology Conference

We’re excited to be a Platinum sponsor of the FETC Annual Conference in Miami, FL, January 14-17. FETC offers a variety of sessions designed to foster hands-on and collaborative learning that focus on K-12’s most pressing challenges and technological needs. Microsoft’s conference lineup is jam-packed with engaging activities and informative breakout... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Introducing a new Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial with AI and the Discovery STEM Careers Coalition

There’s a good chance the students you’re teaching today will enroll in university courses that haven’t yet been created and enter jobs that don’t exist. And they’ll be called upon to solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental, social and economic issues. We know that can feel like a lot on your shoulders, but there is plenty you can do to prepare... Read more

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Life in Space—STEM and NASA #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on October 15

  Announcing the October 15 TweetMeet   Next year marks the 20th anniversary of humans continuously living aboard the International Space Station (ISS). In celebration, the Microsoft Hacking STEM team (@Hacking_STEM) has partnered with NASA’s STEM on Station team @NASASTEM to design eight exciting STEM lesson plans targeted at middle and high school... Read more

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Immersive Reader is now available in MERGE Explorer

We are excited to announce that Immersive Reader is launching on MERGE Explorer. MERGE transforms learning in the classroom by empowering students to hold virtual objects in the palm of their hands to create active learning experiences. Adding the sense of touch to augmented-reality experiences gives students a deeper connection with their learning and boosts their... Read more

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With a little help from TEALS, a tech director brings AP computer science back to school

In 2015, I became the first Information and Academic Technology Director at Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy in Pontiac Michigan. Within my first two years, I joined the Computer Club as an advisor and began developing a student led helpdesk program as well as mentoring students in the CyberPatroit and Girls Who Code programs. Working directly with our amazing... 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