Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorial Will Inspire Students to Learn Computer Science Skills

To the community of 100 million players around the world, Minecraft represents many things – creativity, strategy, collaboration and survival, just to name a few. What many may not realize is that Minecraft has the power to transform learning on a global scale. By creating a virtual world and then advancing in it, students can learn digital citizenship, empathy, social skills and even improve their literacy – while getting real time feedback on their problem solving skills from the teacher. In fact, more than 7,000 teachers around the world are already using Minecraft in the classroom.

More info here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_in_education/archive/2015/11/16/minecraft-hour-of-code-tutorial-will-inspire-students-to-learn-computer-science-skills.aspx


12 Windows shortcuts every educator should know

Teachers are busy people. While juggling student instruction, assignment review, lesson preparation, and professional development, you need technology to work for you, not against you. Here are some nifty time-saving techniques so you can focus on the things that matter.

More info here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_in_education/archive/2015/11/03/12-windows-shortcuts-every-educator-should-know.aspx


First Major Update for Windows 10 Available

The first major update to Windows 10 is now available for PCs and tablets. With this update, there are improvements in all aspects of the platform and experience, including thousands of partners updating their device drivers and applications for great Windows 10 compatibility. Windows 10 also starts rolling out to Xbox One today and select mobile phones soon.

More info here: http://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2015/11/12/first-major-update-for-windows-10-available-today/