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After announcing its plans to launch a version of its blocky building game as an educational tool this summer, Microsoft said today that Minecraft: Education Edition will be available on November 1.
In order to increase productivity as well as collaboration and interaction between students and teachers, Microsoft has introduced new classroom-focused tools for Office 365 Education.
In order to improve collaboration between teachers and their peers, and increasing productivity in the classroom, Microsoft has detailed a set of new features making their way to Office 365 Education.
Microsoft has published a blog post detailing new features that are coming in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Redstone) which are designed for an educational environment.
With over 400,000 teachers and 3.5 million students now using its Class Notebook for OneNote, Microsoft is launching a new Add-in, designed and built with teachers in mind - and with their input.
Distribution issues are behind the latest delay to the BBC's education-focused compact computer, but the broadcaster says plans to distribute up to a million of the devices to students are on track.
Microsoft has announced that it has purchased MinecraftEdu, and this summer it plans to launch a specialized version of Minecraft, the Education Edition, aimed at classrooms around the world.
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 is now installed on over 200 million active devices, including Xbox Ones running its latest software update, and 22 million education and enterprise devices.
In a recent research by an online store, it seems that children would prefer to learn computer programming more than learn a foreign language. However, this was seen by some as an "easy option."
For the first time ever, Microsoft is showing the public what the HoloLens' real field of view actually is. This is part of a video highlighting the device's possible applications in education.
A study has found that tablets are now used in 70% of UK schools, with students in 9% of schools each getting their own device - but doubts remain over whether they lead to academic improvements.
Microsoft is starting to offer its Surface Pro 3 to the educational sector, allowing schools, colleges and universities to purchase the device at a 10% discount than the high street.
Students that use Google Apps for Education are getting quite the free upgrade with things such as unlimited Google Drive storage and support for file sizes of up to 5TB.
Microsoft's Stephen Elop has said that the company is gearing up for 'mass production' of its gigantic Perceptive Pixel touchscreens, which could lead to wider availability and, perhaps, lower prices.
Microsoft has started sending out cardboard versions of its Surface Pro 3 to schools in Australia as a way to promote the tablet for educational use in that country.
Microsoft has announced a significant update for its OneNote app on Android, adding handwriting support and introducing a new tablet-friendly UI, including the familiar Microsoft Office 'Ribbon'.
Microsoft has outlined its contribution to President Barack Obama's ConnectED program, saying it could save the U.S. education system up to $1 billion with significantly reduced prices.
Valve co-founder and former Microsoft employee Gabe Newell recently gave an interview saying he learned more in three months at Microsoft than he did his entire time pursuing a degree at Harvard.
Samsung has introduced the 'Junior Software Academy' as an extra-curricular club for students in its home country of South Korea to learn about software development, from company employees themselves.
Starting today, and until August 31 2013, Microsoft will be making its Surface RT 32GB tablet available to students for just $199, through their schools and universities.
Livemocha has sent an email to its users alerting them that the company is now part of Rosetta Stone, letting users know that this will not change their ability to learn and hinting at a redesign too.
Microsoft has launched fourteen Innovation Centres across four Indian states. The centres allow for students to gain certification with Microsoft's products, with seven in Andhra Pradesh alone.
Microsoft has announced it will donate $250 million to the company's Partners in Learning program, which is designed to offer more resources for both students and teachers.
Microsoft wants to recruit more of its employees from outside the United States, but its efforts have raised concerns from others that it might be keeping qualified US workers from getting jobs.
California Governor Jerry Brown has passed new legislation that will bring free digital textbooks to students at all community colleges in the state as well as those attending University of California
Microsoft has published a new white paper with a proposal for improving tech education here in the US along with trying to bring qualified foreign citizens to also work in the country.
Samsung are to release a new variant of their Galaxy Tab 7.0. Entitled the 'Student Edition', it includes extras and retails for the same price as a standard model.... for some reason.
On its first anniversary, Microsoft announced that it has launched its education version of its cloud-based Office 365 productivity software suite, giving free access to students and teachers.
In a new interview, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates says that just giving tablets to students won't help them, as he believes they will need a low cost PC to help improve their education.
A teacher's aide was fired due to content on her Facebook and refusing to give her Facebook password to her employer, now she's embroiled in a legal battle with the school district.
Students at a high school in Brooklyn, New York, have been told to delete their Facebook accounts due to a breach of the school's policy.
Microsoft is promoting the use of its Kinect motion- and gesture-based interaction device in the classroom, claiming that students who use the product retain and comprehend information better.
Codecademy is bringing teaching to the masses with Course Creator, a new crowdsourced social tool that lets anyone create programming lessons in Java, Ruby and Python. Who needs qualifications?
Apple's e-textbooks, launched alongside iBooks 2 on January 19, have already been downloaded more than 350,000 times, and over 90,000 users have downloaded the authoring tool to make e-textbooks.
Microsoft is donating $1,000,000 to build technology centers in various countries around Africa. These centers will help improve education and give students access to more resources.
If you are buying computers for your school you now have a chance to purchase a new iMac from Apple for under $1,000.
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Think your triple-display setup is pretty good? How about 18 displays, all touch-enabled? Engadget reports that students at the University of Illinois Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) in Chicago have created just that, resulting in a 20-foot...
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Arizona Daily Star reports that, since November, Vail School District in Southern Arizona has been providing students with wireless access aboard its school buses that cover approximately 400 sq miles of desert. Described as "magic" by...
In a report from the Montreal Gazette, a text education course will be introduced in 100 Grade 7 classrooms across the country in a pilot program. If all goes well, a full program will be...
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Microsoft has become the first giant to focus on shooter games to explore whether video games can enhance education. Although many studies are in progress to explore the link between education and video games, they...
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