Guest Post by Michael Braun, Instructional Coach for Technology in Public Schools: Improving Technology Education and Literacy in Schools

There are likely to be 150,000 computing jobs opening up each year through 2020, according to an analysis of federal forecasts by the Association for Computing Machinery, a professional society for computing researchers. But despite the hoopla around start-up celebrities like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, fewer than 40,000 American students received bachelor's degrees in computer…


By Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education: 2014 Hour of Code: Helping Build a New Generation of Creators

Guest post by Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education It's Computer Science Education Week, and through Microsoft YouthSpark, we're celebrating as a lead supporter of the Hour of Code… one of the largest learning events giving more than 100 million students around the world their first taste of computer science and software engineering. Why…


Celebrating our Global Progress

Recently, Microsoft announced a major step forward in our ongoing efforts to equip students worldwide with the technology and skills needed to ensure their future success. Although only initially available in the U.S., I’m excited about the potential this represents for students around the world. With our global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partners, we’re working…


More on Signing Up for DreamSpark and AppHub

About a month ago I wrote a post (DreamSpark and AppHub Sign Up) to help people step through the process of signing up for DreamSpark and AppHub accounts. The problem at the time was that signing in for people who had already gotten verified for DreamSpark under the old system were locked out. Not good….


Microsoft partners with Chicago Public Schools and Mayor Emanuel to create an Early College STEM School

Today, I’m excited to have the opportunity to be in Chicago with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard, and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman, as they announce the creation five new Early College STEM Schools that will focus on technology skills and career readiness. Microsoft is privileged to be selected…

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DreamSpark and AppHub Sign Up

We’ve had some changes in the DreamSpark program lately and the web site feels all different to me. So what I decided to do was to step though the process of first signing up for DreamSpark for students with Activations codes such as you get in a high school Dream Spark program of if you…


January 2012 Tech Student of the Month – Chevon Christie

Happy New Years to all of our readers! We’re kicking off 2012 with an exciting new profile of our latest Tech Student of the Month, Chevon Christie. Chevon is a Microsoft Student Partner and is currently a Junior studying Computer Science at the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in New York City. He is…


November 2011 Tech Student of the Month – Patrick Godwin

We are proud to announce our next Tech Student of the Month, Patrick Godwin, a freshman studying engineering and computer design at the University of Michigan and a third year Microsoft Student Insider who dedicates himself to being a leader and sharing his expertise with the technical community. Patrick’s passion for technology dates back to…


Developer Jobs for America with Windows 8

While the President and the Congress work out a bipartisan way to create jobs for Americans, Microsoft steps in and offers 450,000,000 income opportunities. …You can watch the on-demand stream here. Related posts: Reimagining Windows Windows for Kids Journey to the next release of Windows


8 Amazing Student Apps

(Cross-posted from the Windows Phone Developer Blog) Summer is winding down and Mango is right around the corner. We can’t wait to get Mango out broadly and for developers to unleash their new apps. There have been lots of activities going on to help out student developers who want to create apps for Windows Phone…