Tag: Hour of Code

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It’s Computer Science Education Week, and we’re here to help you make it great!

When students engage in computer science, they are not just learning to code to become future software engineers. They are also developing creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will prepare them to thrive in the future workforce, where 77 percent of jobs will require technology skills in the next decade. Microsoft partnered with YouGov and surveyed... Read more

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#MSFTEduChat highlights: Computer Science and Hour of Code

We had a big discussion about Computer Science, Hour of Code and the upcoming Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) in the November edition of our monthly #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet (Twitter Moment here). Read our announcement post, Computer Science sparks the conversation for November’s #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet, to catch up on all the questions and resources. Our... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Minecraft: Education Edition gets Code Builder and launches new Hour of Code

We're rolling out a fresh episode of What's New in EDU in eager anticipation of next month's Computer Science Education Week  (Dec. 3 - 9). That means it's time for up-and-coming coders and will-be computer wizards to take a look at some new ways Microsoft Education is helping make Computer Science more open, more collaborative and more creative. First, take a deep breath... Read more

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Computer Science sparks the conversation for November’s #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet

Calling all classrooms with up-and-coming coders and app makers-to-be: Computer Science Education Week is happening on December 3 - 9 this year. In celebration of this event, our 14 global hosts are excited to offer you a new #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on Computer Science, Hour of Code and Computational Thinking. Joining from all over the world, our hosts hope to inspire you... Read more

TweetMeet reminder: 10AM on Tuesday, December 12th.

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