Category Archives: Education

Back to School: Are Teachers Equipped to Teach ‘Digital Natives’?

*Many teachers are using Microsoft tools and training to help prepare their students for the future, and are encouraging their peers to embrace using the technology that students are growing up with.* 

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 16, 2010 Educators are preparing to go back to school, and they’re starting to do so with more than pencils and books. The “digital natives” that fill their classrooms are restless, and teachers are altering their curricula to keep those students engaged and prepared for the future. Microsoft wants to help. 

Digital natives are people who have had access to digital technology for most of their lives—in other words, most of today’s school children.

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Students Get First Preview of Windows Phone 7 Devices

WARSAW, Poland – July 9, 2010 Christian Hood and Eric Lo already knew that they had won the contest to see who had built the best application for the new Windows Phone 7, so they didn’t think it would be any big deal when they walked on stage to get their prize.

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How a Summer Internship—or a Weekend Lecture—Can Change a Life

Emily Chen still vividly remembers the lecture on gecko feet. She was an eighth grader attending Berkeley Lab’s Nano*High program to hear materials scientist Arun Majumdar explain how what he was learning about gecko feet might translate into a new adhesive product based on carbon nanotubes.

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Tech Student Projects Already Changing World

*A student team from Russia will take technology that is already monitoring the health of a national park to the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals in July.*

REDMOND, Wash. — Two months ago, fish started dying in the rivers and streams of Russia’s Zyratkyl National Park. Perplexed park officials wanted to know why, so they turned to a new water monitoring system called Polarvision.

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Nobel Prize 2007

Here are the names of this year’s Nobel Prize Winners and the reasons for their achievements as cited in the announcements  Medicine – Mario R. Capecchi (USA), Sir Martin J. Evans (UK), Oliver Smithies (USA) –“for their discoveries of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells”  Physics […]

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