Tag: Minecraft Education Edition

An aerial view of educators gathering at ISTE.

10 great education tools I got to know at ISTE 2017

I had the privilege of attending the ISTE 2017 (International Society for Technology in Education) conference in San Antonio, Texas, from June 25 - 28. Though it had been many years since I last visited such a conference, the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Travel Program helped me be there in person, for an event that I’d describe with two words: overwhelmingly... Read more

Educator Jeff Gearhart guides his students through the worlds of Minecraft: Education Edition.

A small school’s shy students take a big step into immersive worlds with Minecraft: Education Edition

Brinnon School is small. Really small. With about 60 kids and roughly half a dozen full-time faculty members, educators at this intimate Washington school must think bigger as they set students of different ages and confidence levels on a shared path to success. Thanks to the passion and knowhow of Jeff Gearhart, Brinnon School District’s Technology Coordinator,... Read more

An educator waves at a classroom through an on-screen Skype video call.

Going global with learning projects and finding the right tool to help

After more than 11 years of experience, my concept of teaching has changed a lot. When I started in education, I thought teaching meant providing knowledge from textbooks to students. But thanks to working with fellow Microsoft Innovative Educators, I am energized to do more than provide knowledge. Now I want to inspire learning and future-ready skills, right here from Ho Chi... Read more

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Find out What’s New in Microsoft EDU for May

Announcing the launch of the ‘What’s New in EDU’ monthly video series   We always hear from educators and school administrators who are looking for the latest product updates to keep productivity, teaching, and learning maximized for their students. With that feedback in mind, we are starting the “What’s New in EDU” monthly video series to recap key... Read more

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Learn what’s next with Microsoft Education at ISTE 2017

Microsoft Education at ISTE 2017 | June 25-28, 2017 | San Antonio, TX   On May 2nd, the team at Microsoft Education shared its vision for helping empower students of today to create the world of tomorrow. We plan on bringing all that excitement to the ISTE Conference and Expo this year, spread across 140 teacher talks and through a new hands-on interactive experience... Read more

Blocky collaborators gather on the steps of a building in Minecraft: Education Edition.

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