Tag: Computer Science

Back to School: How a college student gets the most out of OneNote

How organized are your class notes? Chances are you have notes spread across multiple paper notebooks, folders, and files on your computer. OneNote is a Microsoft Office 365 program that can put all of your notes in one place. Best of all: It’s free for students. I’ve been using OneNote for all of my college classes for four years now, and it is a lifesaver! These are my... Read more

New survey: What parents think about technology in the classroom

As a former educator, I’ve always been conscious of the parent’s role - essentially as their child’s first teacher - and their unique, valuable perspective on learning. Parents remember the ways they were taught in school and often have valid questions and thoughts on the new ways children learn, and about the curriculum being taught. With summer coming to an end and... 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

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Students discover the real-world digital skills at Microsoft Store Summer Camps

Educators and students already know digital skills will be critical to career success in a future driven by technology. But students don’t have to wait until tomorrow to gain these skills. This summer, Microsoft Store locations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will deliver coding, robotics, moviemaking and philanthropic skills that students need today to be successful... Read more

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We Connect The Dots with STEAM and coding for students

I’d like to tell you about my experience volunteering and teaching with an organization offering STEAM education, called We Connect the Dots, as well as the courses we offer the impact these initiatives have on students. I’ve been writing code for longer than I haven’t been. Writing code is a big part of who I am. My interest in experimenting with software development... Read more

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Coding was her calling – now her mission is to reveal the creative side of computer science

Pariss Chandler dreamed of bright lights, red carpets and the chance of being an actress. Fueled by creative impulse, her calling would ultimately have to be an artistic outlet - where she could be anyone and do anything. You wouldn’t think computer science would qualify as a valid venue for such pursuits, but that’s where Pariss might change your mind. “I never... Read more