Minecraft: Education Edition 1.7 Update w/Code Builder Included

https://pinecast.com/listen/5886d145-9d61-4e18-b2e7-e5fa6602cdb0.mp3Microsoft’s recent update to version 1.7 of the Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) software has made it even easier for educators to incorporate the coding aspects into their Minecraft curriculum. Now that Code Builder is built-in to the M:EE software, students no longer need to run a separate program to learn and use Code Builder. They … Continue reading “Minecraft: Education Edition 1.7 Update w/Code Builder Included”

Minecraft: Education Edition

https://pinecast.com/listen/41a5d9db-2bab-4bb7-a4aa-7f2dde385b8c.mp3 How do we get Minecraft: Education Edition? West Virginia If you’re an educator in West Virginia then you may be aware that in June of 2018, the West Virginia Department of Education was able to license Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) for ALL (approximately) 300,000 users in our Office 365 tenant. All users have successfully … Continue reading “Minecraft: Education Edition”

Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 2 w/Teena Hine

https://pinecast.com/listen/f0d6e1b2-310f-4243-97ca-5c97168575ca.mp3Today’s episode is part two in the series focused on coding and computer science education. The guest today is Teena Hine (@STEAMPoweredWV). Teena is a third grade teacher and technology integration specialist at Tomahawk Intermediate School in Berkeley County, WV. She joins the show today to talk about some of the great things she is … Continue reading “Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 2 w/Teena Hine”

Certify’Em Add-On for Google Forms

I recently learned of a great add-on for Google Forms while listening to The House of #EdTech podcast. Certify’em allows a Form creator to automatically issue out certificates to those who complete a quiz, test, or assessment created in Forms. This add-on is currently free and offers up several free templates to use for your … Continue reading “Certify’Em Add-On for Google Forms”

Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 1 w/Cindy Modecki

https://pinecast.com/listen/354db4ba-42e8-4c25-9a72-d110eee11239.mp3This episode is the first of three in a series looking at coding and computer science education by speaking with three educators from West Virginia who are implementing coding into their classrooms and schools. Today’s episode features Cindy Modecki (@ReadingCindy), a Technology Integration Specialist at North Elementary School in Morgantown, WV. She shares her experiences … Continue reading “Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 1 w/Cindy Modecki”

Windows 10 Take a Test App

Click this link to test the Windows 10 Take a Test App Microsoft introduced the Take a Test App with the Anniversary Update to Windows 10 in the summer of 2016. This feature allows for a secure environment where the user can only access the provided link or software/app to complete an assessment. To test … Continue reading “Windows 10 Take a Test App”