Tag: STEM

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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 Month of April. 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 skills,... Read more

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Teachers and students create interactive STEM lessons that inspire, motivate, and teach others

Sometimes students are so energized and motivated by learning, they create their own lessons. José Pedro Almeida, a 12-year-old student from Vale do Tamel School in Portugal, uses his passion for coding and robotics to teach other students - and teachers - how to code in simple ways. Carlos Sousa, Jose’s teacher and a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert, created a... Read more

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We Connect The Dots with STEAM and coding for students

I’d like to tell you about my experience volunteering and teaching with an organization offering STEAM education, called We Connect the Dots, as well as the courses we offer the impact these initiatives have on students. I’ve been writing code for longer than I haven’t been. Writing code is a big part of who I am. My interest in experimenting with software development... Read more

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Q&A: Ohbot’s impact as a learning tool

If you attended ISTE 2017 with us, you may remember meeting Ohbot at our booth. And even if you didn’t, we have some more to share on how Ohbot has had a positive impact on learning over the last 12 months. A brief reminder: Ohbot is an expressive, programmable robot head that stands 20 cm tall, built with seven motors that tilt and turn the head and eyes, move its... 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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The women of Wilburton Elementary are reinventing STEM for K-5

Wilburton Elementary is a state-of-the-art school being built from the ground up, following the guidance of the Microsoft Education Transformation Framework, in a collaborative effort between the Bellevue School District (BSD) and Microsoft. Follow Wilburton’s progress as it happens, from breaking ground, to hiring, to becoming a true 21st century learning community when... Read more