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Ways to encourage girls to keep pursuing STEM this Women’s History Month

In 2018, we conducted a study in collaboration with Dr. Shalini Kesar called Closing the STEM Gap. Our findings revealed that 31 percent of girls believe that jobs requiring coding and programming are “not for them.” In high school, that number jumps up to 40 percent. And by the time they’re in college, 58 percent of girls count themselves out of these jobs. We also... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: The best of Bett and new ways to inspire love for literacy and STEM

The What’s New in EDU crew is back from Bett, the world’s biggest education technology event where educators, ideas and edtech solutions came and left us with inspiration to spare – and share! If you’d like to catch up on all the Microsoft Education from the show (there was kind of a lot), check out our big Bett episode or the individual links below: We introduced... Read more

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Try the fun, free and teacher-tested STEM workshops at your local Microsoft Store

Students participate in the free Ohbot the Robot immersive, educational workshop at the Microsoft Store where they learn to code Ohbot to talk and move. Today, technology jobs make up 50 percent of our workforce and that number will move to 77 percent in the next decade. With the growing gap in access to STEM learning - especially for girls and students of color - how will we... Read more

Introducing the 2019 Bett Partners

As we seek to empower every student on the planet to achieve more, we are given the amazing opportunity to work with truly inspirational partners to help us support you in raising student outcomes and supporting growth. With the Bett show just around the corner, we wanted to highlight some of our wonderful partners who will be sharing our booth and experiences with us in... Read more

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Don’t miss your opportunity to join Microsoft for Bett, Jan. 23-26, 2019

A new year brings new opportunity to learn about all the latest and greatest from Microsoft Education. Join Microsoft at Bett 2019 in London on January 23-26, either online or right there with us at the event, being held at London’s ExCeL venue. Bett is an annual event that explores how technology can empower educators and students to reach their full potential.... 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