Creativity and STEM learning

Inspire students to be creative problem solvers and critical thinkers with hands on STEM tools and experiences.

Start building with Minecraft: Education Edition

Learn in an immersive world that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving. Now with Code Builder, students can connect to popular learn-to-code platforms and engage deeply with computer science concepts as they design and create.

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STEM lessons and hands-on activities

Build affordable scientific instruments using 21st century technical skills with your students to visualize data across space, earth, life, and physical sciences curriculum. Use evidence based, free lesson plans and resources written by educators to enrich science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes with activities and assessments aligned to middle school standards.

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Get hands-on computing education with Microsoft MakeCode

Microsoft MakeCode brings computer science to life for all students with fun projects, immediate results, and both block and text editors for learners at different levels.


Paint 3D makes it easy for students to create

With the Windows 10 Creator’s Update, it’s fast and easy for students to find and remix 3D content and create objects from scratch. Place 3D objects in Minecraft: Education Edition, OneNote, Word, and PowerPoint. Paint 3D lets students doodle, use brushes and stickers, and help them focus on exploring and sharing ideas with classmates.


Make videos using the Photos app in Windows 10

It is easy for students and teachers to create videos for projects using photos, video clips, music, and special effects.

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Unlock new ways to teach and learn with Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality transform abstract concepts into 3D experiences in the classroom, enabling students to investigate more deeply, see more clearly, and learn by doing.

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Make your ideas a reality with the Arduino IDE

Arduino prides itself on a community that is inclusive to all. Not only enabling engineers today, but inspiring those of tomorrow through easy-to-use hardware and software.

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LEGO® Education WeDo© 2.0 makes STEM come to life

Combining the familiar LEGO© bricks with easy-to-use software and curriculum, LEGO® Education WeDo® 2.0 makes coding fun and relevant for students.

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Skype in the Classroom

Inspire the next generation of global citizens by connecting your classroom with other classrooms and experts from around the world over Skype.


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