Microsoft Coding Camps for Kids!

Did you know that Microsoft has had coding programs and camps for kids… for over 15 years??? Well, consider yourself informed! Microsoft K-12 CS Programs 1. IGNITE Worldwide Girls Events IGNITE = Inspiring Girls Now in Technology Evolution IGNITE Worldwide started in 1999! Check out IGNITE’s website. Microsoft teams with Small Basic and IGNITE to teach girls how to…

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Microsoft – Kids Can Code!!!

Did you know that Microsoft has had tools and programs to teach kids to code… for 8 years??? Well, consider yourself informed! Microsoft K-12 CS Tools 1. Small Basic – http://smallbasic.com/ Download Microsoft Small Basic When: Small Basic started in 2008! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Small_Basic Format: Text-Based Coding (the only text-based coding language + IDE built for kids!) Age: 8+…

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Microsoft Computational Thinking

At Microsoft, we’re proud to have one of the forefront researchers and authors/speakers of Computational Thinking, Jeannette Wing, as a member of Microsoft Research. In this blog post, we’ll dig into Jeannette’s content. We’ll go through it chronologically! About Jeannette Wing: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/press/jeannette-wing.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Wing http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~wing/ https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeannette_Wing Books & Publications: http://dblp.uni-trier.de/pers/hd/w/Wing:Jeannette_M http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/usr/wing/www/publications/ http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7102329155 Formal Methods ’99: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F3-540-48119-2…

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Why should I teach Java out of Visual Studio Code instead of out of Eclipse or NetBeans?

Why should I teach Java out of Visual Studio Code instead of out of Eclipse or NetBeans?      1. Easier File Mapping  In Visual Studio, we can add a file from a path to a project located in a workspace, and Visual Studio records the reference to a new file and opens it like any other…

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Computational Thinking – Videos & Papers by Jeannette Wing

At Microsoft, we’re proud to have one of the forefront researchers and authors/speakers of Computational Thinking, Jeannette Wing, as a member of Microsoft Research. In this blog post, we’ll dig into Jeannette’s content. We’ll go through it chronologically! About Jeannette Wing: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/press/jeannette-wing.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Wing http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~wing/ https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeannette_Wing Books & Publications: http://dblp.uni-trier.de/pers/hd/w/Wing:Jeannette_M http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/usr/wing/www/publications/ http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7102329155 Formal Methods ’99: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F3-540-48119-2…

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CS SPOTLIGHT: Girls in computer programming… why it matters!!!

I’d like to highlight a blog post from a talented and innovative educator, Doug Berman. The following is a sequence of excerpts from his recent blog post… ================================== Girls in CS: WHY IT MATTERS Congratulations to hundreds of high school girls around the country who have just been recognized by NCWIT (National Council for Women in Technology)…

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DO YOU TEACH LEGO MINDSTORMS? Get free products, training, and support!

Teachers, School Staff, Curriculum Providers, Home School Staff, and Other Student Trainers, Do you teach (or help train students on) Lego Mindstorms EV3? Do you want to chat with Microsoft engineers about it, as well as teachers who are also teaching Lego Mindstorms, all around the world? Do you want to learn from all of…

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DO YOU TEACH MINECRAFT? Want to collaborate with us?

Teachers, School Staff, Curriculum Providers, Home School Staff, and Other Student Trainers, Do you teach (or help train students on) Minecraft? Do you want to chat with a bunch of Microsoft engineers and employees about it, as well as teachers who are also teaching Minecraft, all around the world? Do you want to learn from…

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TEACHERS: Get free Visual Studio products, training, and support!

Teachers, Are you teaching coding on Visual Studio? Are you teaching C#, C++, or Visual Basic? Are you teaching Java, JavaScript, Python, or Ruby? See “What languages are supported for Visual Studio Code?” Did you know that you could be using Visual Studio, and it’s free? See “Is Visual Studio Free?” Or are you (as…

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Are you a teacher?

Then you might want to read this. Microsoft wants to help you. We want to help you a lot. We want to give you free curriculum. We want to give you free tools and software. You name it… Visual Studio, Minecraft, Small Basic, Kodu, Touch Develop, Project Spark, Lego Mindstorms EV3, Code Hunt, BBC micro:bit,…

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