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  • Blog Post: Harnessing Technology to Empower Educators and Transform Lives

    Today marks the start of the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, a gathering of over 1000 of the most innovative and committed educators, school leaders and government officials from nearly 100 countries. This annual event is a chance for education’s best and brightest to learn from...
  • Blog Post: College & Career Readiness: A Microsoft IT Academy Live Virtual Event, February 13

    The pace of change in the job market, evolving technology, and demand for skilled workforce has placed a certain burden on educators around the world to provide current curriculum for successful and job-ready students. Keeping up with the job market, however, is no easy feat. That’s why Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: US Forum Educators Make STEM Engaging – Part 2 of 2

    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: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week 2011

    From Avatar to Zynga, Computer Science is an integral part of our lives in leisure, learning, and labor. This week, Higher Innovation focuses on every aspect of CS Education in the modern world...find out more after the break. Related posts: MYSCIENCE. The Consumerization of Science [updated] PowerPoint...
  • Blog Post: Adriano Clemente uses Kinect & Live for Body Music

    Adriano Clemente combines two of my passions–music production and gaming tech to produce Kin-Hackt. Ableton Live is a digital audio workstation used by DJs and music producers around the world.  There are a number of dedicated hardware controllers made for the Live music production software. The...
  • Blog Post: Bridging the Opportunity Divide for Our Youth

    A grand opportunity for public-private partnership exists to bridge the opportunity gap for our planet’s youth. In the United States, our unemployment rate has continued to decline for several months. As of this writing, the national unemployment figures are 8.3%, according to the Bureau of Labor...
  • Blog Post: CSEdWeek: Beginner’s Resource Guide for App Developers

    Computer science students have almost limitless opportunities when building with Microsoft developer tools. For Computer Science Education Week, I have attempted to bring all of those tools and resources to Higher Innovation. Start building your app today! Related posts: Thank you, Mommy Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Computer Science Students, Get Ready for the Windows Store

    Computer Science Education Week is a great time to begin learning about Windows 8 and the new Windows Store for apps. Get started building the next hot app today. Related posts: Developer Jobs for America with Windows 8 Peeking Into Windows 8 [updated] Visual Studio 2010 Built On Windows Presentation...
  • Blog Post: The Science of Storytelling

    New technologies from Microsoft Research are enabling scientists, researchers, and citizen scientists to build better narratives with big data. I talk with a lot of education stakeholders about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (collectively STEM) Education weekly.  There is an urgent...
  • Blog Post: What I Learned @LAUSD Family Summit 2012: Estoy Aprendiendo Español

    On May 5, 2012, I joined with my Microsoft colleagues to support Los Angeles Unified School District for their Family Summit 2012.  This was amazing day to share about careers, entrepreneurship, and college. In the end, I walked away with some lessons learned for me. The LAUSD Family Summit 2012 was...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 and Mindstorms EV3 for STEM Education

    Checkout some highlights from Build developer conference for Windows 8.1 and STEM education. Related Stores: Celebrate National Robotics Week Apr 7-15, 2012 Thank you, Mommy Peeking Into Windows 8 [updated]
  • Blog Post: Celebrate National Robotics Week Apr 7-15, 2012

    Consumer robotics may represent the next era in computer science and consumer electronics. This is the week to learn more about what’s next in Robotics. National Robotics Week 2012 Movies have depicted our future with robotics through cinema history.  Some of you may remember the robots from science...
  • Blog Post: US Forum Educators Make STEM Engaging – Part 1 of 2

    West Allegheny High School teacher and students set the national high bar for innovative learning through STEM in Imperial, PA. 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...
  • Blog Post: Higher Innovation Podcast – "Computer Science Education Week"

    Computer Science Education Week is here. Discover the programs, tools of the trade, and opportunities for Computer Science today from Microsoft. Related posts: Higher Innovation Podcast – "rebirth of hip" ...read more