Tag: Minecraft

A female student leans back and plans out her writing assignment with a Windows 10 device on her lap and a stylus in hand.

How to reimagine the writing process with Microsoft in Education

Successful writers are not born.  They learn by doing.  They develop, practice, reflect.  They receive feedback and grow.  It's a process.  Teaching students the process is as important as the technical components of writing.  The process helps students learn how to grow from a good writer to a great one. In my seventeen years, teaching the writing process has slowly... Read more

MIE Expert Steve Isaacs with students in the classroom.

MIE Expert makes a collaborative world in the classroom with Minecraft

Steve Isaacs has twice encountered epiphanies on his career path. The first came when he was taught game-based learning in high school, before game-based learning was even a thing. The next was realizing it was possible to make a career from mixing his two biggest passions: teaching and technology. Today, he’s built a classroom that paves the way for his students to have... Read more

A student uses a Microsoft device paired with a keyboard.

7 Ways to Figure Out This Coding Thing

1. Hour of Code   Hour of Code is exactly what it sounds like and is a perfect “first time” introduction to what goes into coding. With a super simple block-based approach, you’ll go through a series of lessons that show you the basics of programming, all in under an hour. There are many different Hour of Code tutorials but our favorite (and one of the most... Read more