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Labs Scenarios for Machine Learning, Web Development and Mobile Game Development all with a Microsoft DreamSpark Azure Account
The challenge of most survey information systems courses taught in the College of Business is that the hands-on projects tend to teach Microsoft Office skills rather than give insights into IT careers. This might be why CIS, MIS and IS departments still struggle to recruit students to the...
25 Nov 2015
Coding curriculum for beginners and educators
Microsoft has released a new computer science curriculum designed for teens who may not have expressed much interest in computer programming – and teachers who don’t necessarily have any background in the field, either. The curriculum, called Creative Coding Through Games And Apps , is available for...
31 Aug 2015
Break into Code challenge $3000 competition for 9–18 year olds using Touchdevelop.com
Break Into Code! We want to give all students the opportunity to learn coding, so why not get started today with www.Touchdevelop.com and have a chance of winning $3000 Microsoft Imagine introduces the Break Into Code challenge as a beginner level challenge that will get students excited about...
20 Apr 2015
New Digital Literacy course teaches coding basics with TouchDevelop
“ Build Your First App ” – a free two-hour eCourse – launched today at www.microsoft.com/digitalliteracy this is the newest addition to the Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum. The course is a collaboration among Microsoft Learning experiences, Microsoft Research, and Microsoft YouthSpark...
8 Feb 2014
Touch Develop Inspiring the next generation to code - Scheme Of Work for GCSE
In 2012 the Computing in Schools project looked at the current provision of education in Computing in UK schools, the Royal Society report was informed by evidence gathered from individuals and organisations with an interest in computing. Key points of the report include: The current delivery of Computing...
24 Sep 2013
TouchDevelop.com Create Apps and Games Anywhere on all devices
Do you remember this? Well now you can do much more… on any device which supports Html5 So what is Touchdevelop.com •Create apps on mobile devices for mobile devices •Create and run apps instantly on any HTML5 enabled device (PC, Laptop, Phone, Tablet) •Requires HTML5 Web browsers (IE10, Chrome...
29 May 2013
Microsoft Touch Develop is looking for adventurous Windows Phone 8 mobile app creators.
Do you have a device running the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system? Are you a fan of the TouchDevelop app that enables you to create apps directly ON your mobile device? Do you love to try out the latest apps, and give feedback about what you like or wish to see improved? Then our beta...
14 May 2013
TouchDevelop—Programming on the Go Book Released
Microsoft Research Connections announced the release of the book, TouchDevelop—Programming on the Go , available in print form, as an e-book, and on the web. TouchDevelop has reached new heights as the only programming environment on mobile touch devices that creates apps directly for the Windows Marketplace...
10 May 2013
Windows 8 Scottish Universities Game Jam
On the 3rd 4th and 5th of April, The Windows Games Ambassadors hosted the Scottish Universities Jam at the University of West of Scotland ‘UWS’ in Glasgow. The event was an intense weekend of game development based on Windows 8 games with a focus on students developing a portfolio of Windows...
24 Apr 2013
Educators TouchDevelop Hackathon 28th and 29th of Jan 2013
Microsoft Partners in Learning have brought together some of the most inspirational teachers for a dedicated TouchDevelop hackathon. The educators who are all part of the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network recently took part in 3 Virtual Universities course based around the TouchDevelop platform...
26 Jan 2013
Mobile App Programming for Everyone with TouchDevelop NEW CURRICULA PACK
New curricula available Learn programming on the go with TouchDevelop ! In this short course, you will learn how to write mobile apps directly from your web browser. With its simple language, touch-friendly interface and cloud-connected environment, TouchDevelop is a great place to get started...
8 Jan 2013
TypeScript and real life examples
4 Jan 2013
TouchDevelop – Making apps for mobile devices on mobile devices
Guest blog by David Renton , Extended Lecturer in Computing, Reid Kerr College in Paisley, Scotland I recently took part in a Microsoft Partners in Learning Virtual University series on TouchDevelop delivered by Jonathan 'Peli' de Halleux who works for Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA . The series...
13 Dec 2012
TouchDevelop: A touch-first IDE for the Web created with TypeScript
4 Dec 2012
Touch Develop Programming directly on Windows Phone
Touchdevelop is an ideal teaching tools for schools, touch develop allows you to program a Windows Phone directly. You do not need a separate PC. Scripts can perform various tasks similar to regular apps. Any TouchDevelop user can install, run, edit, and publish scripts. You can share your scripts...
24 May 2012
TouchDevelop developing directly on a smartphone
TouchDevelop is a novel software development environment that lets users write programs for Windows Phone directly on a smartphone, without the need of a separate PC. The Windows Phone app can be used in the classroom—along with accompanying videos, a book, and slides—to teach programming concepts...
1 May 2012
So how are you getting your students learning in their free time?
Microsoft Research have come up with the following great tools for Windows Phone. The Research in Software Engineering (RiSE ) group at Microsoft Research have two great mobile programming apps TouchDevelop & PexforFun . TouchDevelop (New name for TouchStudio ) is an Windows Phone 7 App that...
2 Feb 2012
TouchStudio the first development tool on your phone for the phone
TouchStudio allows you to script your phone. TouchStudio is a new programming environment built around a single core idea: the programs are authored and executed on mobile devices. No other computers are needed. http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/touchstudio/ TouchStudio - TouchStudioApp...
13 Apr 2011
Microsoft TouchStudio for Windows Phone 7
Microsoft has been working hard to innovate on the Smartphone market. At the Mix conference Microsoft released TouchStudio , TouchStudio simply allows developers to develop applications for their phones, right on their phones. This is the first application ever to be released of its kind for...
11 Apr 2011
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