Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry highlights the upcoming Imagine Cup, in which more than 50 teams of student developers descend upon the Microsoft campus in Redmond to show their vision for the future and compete for more than $200,000 in prizes.
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Fifteen years ago, when Microsoft first launched Imagine Cup, the premise was simple: create a global innovation competition to inspire the brightest young minds in the world to bring their boldest ideas to life with technology.
As the legs begin to show signs of fatigue, you’ve lost count of the number of coffees you’ve drunk, and the constant background noise quietens to the point where you can almost make out individual voices, there is no escaping the fact that BETT 2017 is here, it’s happening, and it’s bigger and better than ever!
It’s been a busy day on all fronts for the Microsoft team, and across all corners of the exhibition floor there has been something for everyone!… Visit the author's original post
If you’re reading this before 4pm on Saturday 24th September, there is still time to register for #HackTheClassroom!
#HackTheClassroom is very nearly upon us! We’re all looking forward to tomorrow’s live event hosted by Anthony Salcito, and featuring a fantastic line-up of guest speakers. [Anthony has written a post of his own, ahead of the event – check it out here]. As you should hopefully know by now, the theme of the day is ‘small steps to big impact’, and we already have thousands of educators from all over the world who have registered for the session, to share their own stories and learn new ideas from others.
Hack The Classroom is back! On Saturday 24th September educators from all over the world will come together to share ideas, experiences, insights and conversation, as the education community as a whole looks to drive further innovation in the classroom through the use of technology.
The theme for this live event will be “small steps to big impact”, and joining host Anthony Salcito is a line-up of exciting industry speakers and trailblazing educators, featuring many hacks created by teachers from around the world.… Visit the author's original post
The following post was written by Gerald Haigh, and takes inspiration from a post on Anthony Salcito’s ‘Daily Edventures’ blog. We’ve previously shared a number of posts from Daily Edventures, particularly when they feature UK educators, and members of our Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert community.
‘Daily Edventures’ is a continuously evolving blog by Microsoft Global Education Vice President Anthony Salcito. Described as his ‘365-day look at global heroes in education’, it features stories about, and interviews with, educators from around the world all of whom have in common an innovative and optimistic vision of technology as a powerful agent for change.… Visit the author's original post
by Anthony Salcito, vice president of worldwide education at Microsoft Corporation
At Microsoft, we’re passionate about our vision to empower everyone to achieve more. Every day our teams are striving to help educators expand their passion for teaching by using technology that can transform their classrooms and help their students achieve more. And, just as important, we’re committed to celebrating educators and schools that are raising the bar – day-in and day-out.
Today, we’re delighted to announce the educators, school leaders, and inspiring schools that are leading the way and transforming education — in ways both big and small — through our Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Microsoft Showcase Schools programs.… Visit the author's original post
Regular readers of this blog may have previously come across references to and extracts from Daily Edventures, Anthony Salcito’s blog that tells the stories of his various encounters and conversations with those he calls ‘global heroes in education’.
The use of gaming as a medium to expose young learners to new concepts and ideas, and through which they develop new skills, is something that is becoming increasingly commonplace in schools all over the world. Stephen Reid is seen as a real innovator in the field of games-based learning, and his organisation, Immersive Minds, works with clients to bring technologies like podcasting, animation, filmmaking, mobile and tablet, coding, games and games-based learning to the forefront of educational thinking and practice.
Thousands of educators, guest speakers and students travelled the world December 3 and 4 to celebrate learning without borders, holding calls all over the world. By calculating the 'virtual miles', the connections made during the Skype-athon, over 3 million miles were covered by Skype....(read more)… Visit the author's original post
Wow! What a day it was here yesterday on the Microsoft Education stand at Future Decoded! We were overwhelmed by the positivity and curiosity shown by all visitors, and it was great to hear everyone's views on how we can continue to make a positive impact within education, working with our partners and customers....(read more)… Visit the author's original post
Normally on a Thursday you’ll see a post from our MIEE TV blogs that looks at how our expert educators are using a certain technology or approach ‘in the classroom’, but seeing as it’s half term and most teachers up and down the country are not in fact in the classroom, we thought we'd also take a half term break and pause this pause this particular blog series at its midway point.
It’s been a couple of weeks since we last shared content from the MIE Minute newsletter with you, but fear not, a new edition is hot off the press and we’re here to bring you the latest from the world of our Expert Educators.
The big news this week is that Anthony Salcito, VP of Worldwide Education at Microsoft, will be interacting with MIE Experts as a special guest on April 9, 2015 at 9:00a.m. PST (5:00pm BST) for a 1-hour #MIEExpert15 Tweetmeet!… Visit the author's original post