Tag: Extra Credits

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Extra Credits: Minecraft: Education Edition takes the Oregon Trail on the way to the Smithsonian

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. Today’s news comes with a dash of nostalgia - Minecraft: Education Edition is reimagining Oregon Trail, a formative game for many players since 1971, as a Minecraft world dubbed The Oregon Trail Experience. Packed with learning activities that... Read more

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Extra Credits: Queensland college, bolstered by Microsoft Imagine Academy, nearly doubles student certificate attainment

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. Today’s entry comes from Bentley Park College, a state college facing a low socio-economic index in Cairns, Queensland, but now reaping the benefits of reorienting its culture around technological excellence. Over the course of six years,... Read more

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Extra Credits: Chemistry student engagement rises with OneNote and Digital Inking

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry comes from a study led by Dr Sylvia Urban, a senior lecturer at Melbourne’s RMIT University School of Science. Her research explored the benefits of creating collaborative, interactive lectures using cloud-based technology... Read more

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Extra Credits: Bright minds from Czech Republic win Imagine Cup 2017

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry comes from the Official Microsoft Blog, celebrating the champions of 2017's Imagine Cup, the competition in which more than 50 teams of student developers descend upon the Microsoft campus in Redmond to show their vision for the future... Read more

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Extra Credits: Texas school district upgrades 10K computers to Windows 10 in 60 days

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry highlights an initiative by Pflugerville Independent School District near Austin, Texas, which gave students a consistent, modern platform for individualized instruction. The district set up 7,000 new computers and - within 60 days -... Read more

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Extra Credits: Tune in to Imagine Cup, July 27, as student developers compete for over $200,000 in prizes

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry highlights the upcoming Imagine Cup, in which more than 50 teams of student developers descend upon the Microsoft campus in Redmond to show their vision for the future and compete for more than $200,000 in... Read more