Tag: MakeCode

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From teacher to engineer in 8 days: How these educators joined a hackathon

What 21st century skills do students need to be ready for the 65 percent of jobs yet to be invented? The mission of Hacking STEM team is to “Modernize STEM education for every student on the planet to achieve more.” The team embarked on this mission almost two years ago. In the last two years the Hacking STEM team has a published portfolio of lesson plans that celebrate... Read more

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Sparking creativity with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 and Microsoft MakeCode

Today we are incredibly excited to announce the launch of MakeCode for LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3!  This collaboration is the culmination of months of engineering, design and user testing work between the LEGO Education and Microsoft MakeCode teams. LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 helps bring technology and computer science to life with hands-on, project-based... Read more

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Students discover the real-world digital skills at Microsoft Store Summer Camps

Educators and students already know digital skills will be critical to career success in a future driven by technology. But students don’t have to wait until tomorrow to gain these skills. This summer, Microsoft Store locations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will deliver coding, robotics, moviemaking and philanthropic skills that students need today to be successful... Read more

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Serious learning game design: 3 Microsoft tools to get started

Student Voice, student choice, and student engagement are the hallmarks of the best classrooms in the world right now.  They are classrooms that have students excited to come to school, not just to see their friends but to actively participate and enjoy their learning. For me, the top benchmark is reached by the classes that incorporate Games and Game Design into their... Read more

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Extra Credits: Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition is now available

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry highlights the release of Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition, a new feature that allows educators and students to write code to explore, create and play in the full 3D Minecraft world. Excerpt:   Today, we are... Read more