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    Taking an app from an idea to an actual functioning prototype is a huge step in the journey of a startup. It's likely that entrepreneurs with a game changing idea won’t face their biggest challenge executing code. Rather, paring down the concept to exactly what’s needed to deliver on a vision...
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    Penn High School students use gamification to solve real-world STEM challenges. Annually, Microsoft hosts America’s innovative educators at its Microsoft Partners in Learning US Forum. The US Forum is an opportunity for educators to showcase and exchange their best practices in teaching and learning...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Academy Open for Learning

    The information – communications – technology (ICT) career field is a fast-changing one. Are your skills up-to-date in this new market economy? Welcome to the Microsoft Virtual Academy for IT Professionals. The MVA provides multiple tracks of learning from deploying Windows 7 desktop to build...
  • Blog Post: If America Ran Like SimCity

    SimCity is a rich and immersive experience for students learning the complexities and subtleties of the world we live in. From the decisions of where to place a road to what your city should have as a specialization, SimCity makes the complex decisions of our national, state, and local leaders approachable...
  • Blog Post: Seniors Groove With Kinect for XBOX 360

    We have written a lot about this generation’s students getting immerse in Kinect. Now the seniors are taking their turn with Kinect for XBOX 360 for wellness and fun. Read the full story at Microsoft News Center “ Exergamers Wellness Club Uses Kinect and HealthVault to Enhance Seniors’ Well...
  • Blog Post: KARA: Immersive Gaming Simulation Evokes Emotion

    This technical demo illustrates the potential of storytelling in gaming to evoke emotions in players. The short narrative, detail motion capture, and acting add a new level of realism to gaming only match by life. Checkout the full story on MSNBC and watch the video here. http://educto.co/karaemo .....
  • Blog Post: 5 Tips For Up and Coming App Developers

    Last week, we sat down with the Windows 8 Games Studios team to get a feel for what the winner of the Ultimate Experience contest could expect. We left with some nuggets of advice worth their weight in gold. Rather than keeping those to ourselves, we decided to do the cordial thing and share with the...