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  • Blog Post: dream.build.play reminder

    The dream.build.play challenge is still wide open for people looking to take their Windows Phone or Xbox 360 game to the next level and win some big prizes. Create a Game & Bring Your Ideas to Life It’s time for the Dream.Build.Play Challenge! Open to anyone over age 14, the playing field now includes...
  • Blog Post: Making Informed Decisions to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

    Slowly but surely, the days are getting longer, and as thoughts turn to spending more time outdoors, we're reminded of the importance that living a healthy lifestyle can have on a child's well-being. Learning how to be active and eat right is just ...read more
  • Blog Post: Using Kinect in Special Ed Classrooms: Advice from Loudoun County, Virginia teachers

    We continue to hear inspiring stories every day about how teachers are using Kinect for Xbox 360 to bring learning to life in the classroom. Today’s USA Today features a story by Greg Toppo about how special education teachers at Steuart Weller Elementary School in Loudoun County, Virginia are...
  • 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: Xbox Live and College Football!

    Cross-post from Kevin Dean ... Great news for college football fans - Microsoft shipped its latest ESPN Xbox LIVE update on Thursday! ESPN on Xbox LIVE allows users to access over 400 college football games , 31 bowl games and more than 75 exclusive games from ESPN3. ESPN is free for Xbox LIVE...
  • Blog Post: Teachers Are Using Kinect for Xbox 360 to Engage Students and Bring Learning to Life

    Capturing students’ interest and making concepts come alive in a personalized way can be a challenge for educators in this technology and gadget-driven world. The popularity of gaming outside the classroom makes it an appealing and exciting platform for kids inside the classroom. Gaming can be...
  • Blog Post: Headed to Austin, Texas next week for TCEA. Are you?

    We look forward to seeing you at TCEA 2012! Microsoft has a lot going on in Austin. Come see Kinect in action at the TCEA gaming playzone and learn how Kinect for Xbox 360 can help engage and inspire your students. Come visit Microsoft at booth #1630 and learn how you can: Deliver innovative...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Mankind

    By Michelle Benedict It’s amazing what a second pair of electronic eyes can do. Besides selling 8 Million units in the first 60 days, the Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 has more of an altruistic feel than traditional gaming systems. Perhaps it’s because all you need to be able to play is...
  • Blog Post: Skype Joins Microsoft!

    It's official. Microsoft closes its acquisition of Skype. Related posts: XBOX LIVE Goes Visual In A Whole New Way Polycom Takes The Reigns for Microsoft Office RoundTable Facebook on XBOX Live Coming Soon ...read more
  • Blog Post: Can XBOX 360 Turn Anyone into a Rock Star?

    XBOX 360 debuts immersive learning for the masses. Now, everyone can become a Rock Star! Related posts: Kinecting with Innovative Educator Johnny Kissko [updated] Skype Joins Microsoft! CSEdWeek: Beginner’s Resource Guide for App Developers – Updated ...read more
  • Blog Post: One Month Left to Enter The National STEM Video Game Challenge

    You have one more month! The National STEM Video Game Challenge is open and ready to receive original video games and game designs from students in grades 5-12 until the deadline of April 24. The challenge is presented by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media , and Microsoft’s...