Tag: Computer Science

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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

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Virtual tools help explore computer science and robotics in the classroom

I am sure everyone enjoyed Computer Science Education Week and its amazing focus on enabling the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. We live in an amazing time of technological progress. Every aspect of our lives is being shaped by digital transformation. However, with transformation comes disruption. There's growing concern over job growth, economic... Read more

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Best of 2017: The educators who pioneered the new shape of STEM and computer science

In 2017, we met educators who are taking a 21st century plunge into new ways of teaching, creating and coding – and in case you missed it all, we’d like you to meet these stars too. Whether its forging a new path from traditional teaching to a paperless classroom, or hacking STEM in everyday classrooms, these educators took a bold step forward in preparing their students... Read more

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Learn to code, create and collaborate with Minecraft: Education Edition in a special #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on Dec. 12

Computer Science Education Week is over for the year – but that still leaves another 51 weeks for educators and school leaders to consider how Computer Science can help prepare students for what comes next. We’re inviting top Computer Science experts from the Hour of Code team, from Minecraft: Education Edition, and from Microsoft Philanthropies to join Doug Bergman and... Read more

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Extra Credits: Hour of Code is just the start for this youth leader and her community

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. In today’s edition of Extra Credits, the Official Microsoft Blog concludes an exciting Computer Science Education Week by sharing a conversation with 4-H youth leader Nora Medina. Nora, from Quincy High School in central Washington state,... Read more