Tag: Extra Credits

Youth leader Nora helping a student during Hour of Code.

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

Extra Credits: College student excels academically with accessible technologies

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 Microsoft Accessibility Blog shares the story of Veronica, a college student with low vision who uses accessibility capabilities in Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10 to excel academically. Like the... Read more

Extra Credits: Student promotes inclusivity with technology as his voice

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 Microsoft Accessibility Blog shares the story of Justin, a college student with athetoid cerebral palsy. Like the other individuals featured in the ongoing Inclusion in Action series , Justin is... Read more

Andrew reading alongside his mother, Mitra.

Extra Credits: How students are transforming their lives with accessible technology

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. Before last summer, Mitra Niknam recalls, her eight-year-old son felt like there was a part of the world he couldn’t access. She wanted Andrew to have as much opportunity as everyone else to bring his perspective and creativity into his... Read more

A screenshot of Minecraft: Education Edition

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

A Bentley Park College student using PowerPoint to create a project.

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