HackingSTEM: Using Computational Thinking to Understand Earthquakes

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Happy Computer Science Education Week! Millions of students worldwide are in the process of discovering the possibilities of instructing machines to accomplish tasks. Whether completing the Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial, or watching a Pixar In a Box episode on Khan Academy, the spirit of discovery, experimentation and the art of Computer Science is celebrated…


One Hour Could Kick Start Your Students’ Coding

  How many people write code worldwide? During Computer Science Education Week, from Dec. 5 to 11, there will be many millions. They’ll be all ages, they’ll code in more than 45 natural languages, and they’ll do their coding from over 180 countries as they participate in the fourth annual Hour of Code. The founders…


Join our next OneNoteQ TweetMeet to Share Your “Best Of 2016 Moments”

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  Join our next #OneNoteQ TweetMeet to Share Your “Best Of 2016 Moments”   During 2016, the OneNote team launched more than 36 new OneNote features that educators won’t want to miss in our blog here. And to celebrate a successful year together, we’re inviting all OneNote avengers to share #Bestof2016 OneNote experiences in our…


OneNote’s Best of 2016: A year in review including over 36 new reasons to try OneNote

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Guest post by Marjolein Hoekstra from OneNote Central @OneNoteC. Over the past year, the OneNote Team have steadily pushed out an impressive number of new features and improvements including over 36 new features for education. This blog includes an overview of those new features with links to relevant announcements and coverage by the OneNote community.   OneNote…


Seeing really is believing with PowerPoint Designer and Morph

Whether you teach math, science, history or English, there’s no overlooking the impact strong visuals can have on a classroom. Captivating images, graphics and motion effects give life to the material in ways that students find more engaging, more memorable and, quite simply, more fun. Today, two new PowerPoint tools, Designer and Morph, are making…


Leveraging Power BI on a University Campus to Efficiently Track Student Success

Guest post by Ken Nelson, MD, MS who is the Associate Director of the Office of Educational Effectiveness and the Institutional Researcher at Loma Linda University in California.   The benefits of academic dashboards are frequently presented, yet the high cost of many solutions leave small institutions struggling to find a viable option. The university I…


7 ways to figure out this coding thing

So, you’re wanting to learn how to code but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you just want to know what the fuss around computer science is about? Or is it that you know you need to help your students figure out programming? Here are some ways to get started. 1. Hour of Code…


Young Scottish students’ countrywide collaboration fuels learning and leadership

Through Scotland’s nationwide educational web service Glow, students begin their schooling already connected. Using this portal, more than 16,000 Scottish students and their teachers can draw on resources like Office 365 Education to work together and learn from each other using Yammer and other free Office 365 tools. When teacher Natalie Burgess began using the…


L.A. Live DigiCamps Extravaganza teaches coding to underserved youth

The Digital Age has been in full swing for decades, but computer science education is still surprisingly absent from public schools: Less than one-quarter of U.S. high schools offer computer science instruction. To expose students in Southern California to computer science, Microsoft, in partnership with AEG Worldwide, hosted the L.A. Live DigiCamps Extravaganza on October…


Transform your classroom: 4 ways technology takes teaching and learning to the next level

Did you know that there are 1.4 billion students in the world? When you consider this immense student population, and the 65.2 million educators dedicated to teaching them, technology becomes even more important. At Microsoft, we believe that people can do remarkable things when technology is within their reach. We also know that the right…