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Minecraft: Education Edition will launch in early access this June

Minecraft: Education Edition will launch in early access this June Since then, Microsoft has been working with a select group of educators, students and administrators to shape and refine the Education Edition.An early access version of Minecraft: Education Edition will be available to download, for free, in June.

OneNote Class Notebooks helps teachers and students create e-Portfolios

OneNote Class Notebooks helps teachers and students create e-Portfolios The OneNote Class Notebook has been revered by educators as an exceptional learning tool for teacher/student collaborations.The OneNote portfolios had a positive impact on students’ learning, creativity, and motivation.

Microsoft YouthSpark grants to help out 100 nonprofits in 55 countries

Microsoft YouthSpark grants to help out 100 nonprofits in 55 countries Today we are providing an update by announcing YouthSpark grants to 100 nonprofit partners in 55 countries.5 percent of US high school graduates go on to study computer science in college, and of this small percentage, only 1 in 5 computer science graduates is female.

San Jose college announces VR/AR program

San Jose college announces VR/AR program San Jose's Cogswell College has announced a new Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Certificate Program, adding that it's the first school to do so.The Silicon Valley's new program will cover Perceptual/Cognitive Aspects of VR/AR; HCI Design; Design for VR; and Project-Based Iterative Application.

Microsoft partners with Real Madrid’s Marcelo Vieira to teach kids tech

Microsoft partners with Real Madrid’s Marcelo Vieira to teach kids tech The program will teach technology to children who attend Real Madrid Foundation schools and will be using specially designed software from Microsoft in addition to video games such as Minecraft, which is quickly developing a reputation for being a quality education tool.“My dream is to take this project to all the world’s children, because with technology … the possibilities of any child are endless,” admits Vieira while discussing the program.

Norwegian education company Skooler launches in the UK, partners with Microsoft

Norwegian education company Skooler launches in the UK, partners with Microsoft The process removes the necessity for teachers to remember everything that has been said in class, and set assignments on-the-fly.Overall, the aim of the platform is to bring Office 365 to education.

Microsoft's Project Malmo, now open sourced, uses Minecraft for AI research

Microsoft's Project Malmo, now open sourced, uses Minecraft for AI research Artificial intelligence (AI) developers now have a new, curious tool to test their system, as Microsoft announces the release of its open source Project Malmo – previously only in private preview – which uses the world-building game Minecraft for AI research.In this process, AI agents go through multiple trial and error processes to complete a task, and is rewarded for the right action.

Microsoft crowns the 2016 Imagine Cup World Champion, Team ENTy of Romania took home the trophy

Microsoft crowns the 2016 Imagine Cup World Champion, Team ENTy of Romania took home the trophy The annual Imagine Cup World Championship was hosted earlier today where the three remaining student teams competed for the grand prize title.However, it was Team ENTy’s application for monitoring balance and posture that took the grand prize.

One university is incorporating 'Pokémon Go' into its curriculum

One university is incorporating 'Pokémon Go' into its curriculum For students at the University of Idaho, the first day of class may involve choosing between Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle.Next fall, the school will introduce "Pop Culture Games," a physical education class designed to "teach students about leading active lifestyles, building teamwork and exploring their communities through games," according to a school press release.

Microsoft Classroom and School Data Sync introduced as Previews

Microsoft Classroom and School Data Sync introduced as Previews But over the past year with Office 365 and Office 2016, there have been some new innovations in their education apps and services.Today, Microsoft opened up the preview for any schools’ IT admins to try out Microsoft Classroom and School Data Sync.

Microsoft highlights how Office 365 Education helps keep students focused and teachers inspired

Microsoft highlights how Office 365 Education helps keep students focused and teachers inspired Some additional detailed highlights of Office 365 Education include Microsoft’s Classroom interface that enables teachers to manage classes and assignment workflows from a single integrated UI.With Microsoft Classroom, teachers can use the Office documents and class materials they already have –  or create new ones using familiar Office applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as exciting new applications OneNote Class Notebook and Sway.

Here's how a group of math teachers spent the summer productively using Office 365

Here's how a group of math teachers spent the summer productively using Office 365 Microsoft joined a group of math teachers over the summer at PCMI (Park City Mathematics Institute), a three-week experience that’s meant to help teachers better do their jobs, helping them stay sharp and privy to new ideas in education.Microsoft and the Office team came down to help teachers better use their peers as resources, getting them to come together and work on education resources together.

Glenwood High uses Minecraft to reshape ICT education

Glenwood High uses Minecraft to reshape ICT education When Noelene Callaghan, a teacher at Glenwood in New South Wales, first interacted with Minecraft it was originally a collaboration tool.Inspired by the ease of using the game and platform for coding, Noelene began prepping her students to learn coding through Minecraft.

Sex ed in France just got more inclusive, thanks to this 3D-printed clitoris

Sex ed in France just got more inclusive, thanks to this 3D-printed clitoris And that is very serious business — especially when it comes to the fight for gender equality.You can watch the development and printing of the 3D clitoris — complete with a sexy soundtrack — below.

Auckland school gets largest-ever Govt investment

Auckland school gets largest-ever Govt investment The upgrade is just one in a long line of schools undergoing a redevelopment, which sees investment in innovative learning environments and technologies.Education Minister Hekia Parsta says the Government will invest around $75 million redeveloping Western Springs College, and around $4 million upgrading TAPAC, the Auckland Performing Arts Centre on the school grounds.

‘Alarming’ cyber security survey a wake up call for ANZ education sectors

‘Alarming’ cyber security survey a wake up call for ANZ education sectors Lukas Raska, APAC COO of ESET, believes cyber security education should be a mandatory part of primary and secondary school curriculums across Australia and New Zealand.“Without a proper program implemented throughout all schools for both teachers and students, the teachers’ ability to deliver adequate cyber security education is not realistic,” he says.