Tag: Hacking STEM

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Back to School season gets easier with live tips and hands-on help from #MicrosoftEDU

The Back to School season is a hectic period of behind-the-scenes work for educators, school leaders and IT leaders who want their students to walk into a seamless, appropriately set up classroom. Hectic doesn't have to mean hard, though, and the Microsoft Education Team wants to be there for you while you set up your digital classroom, save time and improve learning outcomes... Read more

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Be an education change agent and join a Hacking STEM Summer Workshop near you

Our Microsoft Education team is excited to share that four major Hacking STEM Summer Workshops have been added to our program, just before you head back to school in the United States. New locations include Los Angeles, Houston, Fort Lauderdale and New York.   Overview of the professional development workshop   The two-day professional development workshop is... Read more

Announcing new lesson plans and Minecraft: Education Edition update to spark interest in STEM

This week, the Microsoft Education team is in the Windy City showing off some exciting new technology and curricula to support STEM learning at the annual ISTE conference. In today’s job market, 50 percent of jobs require technology skills, and in the next 10 years, these types of jobs will outpace non-technology jobs by nearly two to one. It’s more important than ever... Read more

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Go hands-on with robotics using everyday materials on STEM Saturdays, coming to Microsoft Stores

The Hacking STEM team is proud to bring STEM Saturdays back to Microsoft Stores for the months of April and May. STEM Saturdays offer free drop-in sessions that give people a chance to engage in fun and hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math projects, hosted by their local Microsoft Store. This month’s STEM Saturdays will celebrate engineering and design... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Building better pathways for women in STEM

This month’s episode of What’s New in EDU is on a topic very near and dear to my heart. Working in tech over the past 15 years, and working with the Anita Borg Institute, has allowed me to dive deeper into this topic. Now, more than ever, I feel it’s critical to build pathways for women to pursue STEM careers, either through engineering and technical roles, or via... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: 10 newly announced Microsoft Education experiences you don’t want to miss

We’re in the midst of exciting transformation in education. This change is critical for our schools, educators and students, as it is for our countries, industries and planet.  Students are becoming creators, in disciplines that didn’t always seem creative. They are comfortable in blending the digital and physical worlds and they understand the importance of... Read more