Tag: Coding

Students going hands-on with Surface devices at a Microsoft Store Summer Camp.

Students grow into creators and coders at Microsoft Store Summer Camps

When students share their fanciful visions of the future, they look up and beyond where we are today - perhaps into a sky blotted by flying cars and friendly robots. As part of a new YouthSpark Summer Camp program, Microsoft Store locations are welcoming those imaginative students and offering them a more tangible piece of the future, with hands-on learning opportunities and... Read more

A seismograph made from everyday objects streams data into to a custom Excel worksheet table as students shake the table it rests on.

Hacking STEM: Using computational thinking to understand earthquakes

Happy Computer Science Education Week! Millions of students worldwide are in the process of discovering the possibilities of instructing machines to accomplish tasks. Whether completing the Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial, or watching a Pixar In a Box episode on Khan Academy, the spirit of discovery, experimentation and the art of Computer Science is celebrated while... Read more

A student uses a Microsoft device paired with a keyboard.

7 Ways to Figure Out This Coding Thing

1. Hour of Code   Hour of Code is exactly what it sounds like and is a perfect “first time” introduction to what goes into coding. With a super simple block-based approach, you’ll go through a series of lessons that show you the basics of programming, all in under an hour. There are many different Hour of Code tutorials but our favorite (and one of the most... Read more