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Visionary Careers Defined

Visionaries (the Futurists) see and understand the big picture. A visionary has a plan and will take calculated risks to reach a deeper understanding. This group is analytical and seeks the truth. Visionaries are entrepreneurs and forward-thinking individuals in any field. Visionaries are also found in STEM careers, science, technology, engineering, and math. This group of individuals can be good at almost anything making the career decision process overwhelming with too many options from which to choose. If you have an interest in AI, VR, the internet of things, drones, robotics, self-driving cars, bitcoin, gig economy, advances in energy, advances in medicine, or all things futuristic check out the visionary careers.

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Am I A Visionary?

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Prioritize student well-being with Reflect in Microsoft Teams

All students need an inclusive, supportive space to learn and navigate different challenges—both in the classroom setting and outside of it. This is especially valuable in remote or hybrid learning environments, where social cues may be harder to detect. At BettFest 2021, an annual global event held virtually this year, educators discussed the importance of

Teaching Financial Literacy Through Play with Minecraft: Education Edition

Were you taught about money matters in school? Financial literacy is often overlooked in K–12 education, but it sets students up for success and security as they make decisions in adult life. Canadian Learning Experience Designer Blaise Patterson recognized an opportunity for learning and decided to create the Financial Literacy World, a city where students

Discovery Education integrates with Immersive Reader to make learning more accessible for all

Today we are excited to announce that Microsoft’s Immersive Reader has been integrated into Discovery Education’s award-winning K-12 services!  Immersive Reader’s integration with Discovery Education’s dynamic services further accelerate the development of critical reading and comprehension skills while making learning more accessible for all students.   “School technology leaders are pressed to wring every last ounce

Students Design Innovative Solutions in the Singapore Energy Grand Challenge for Youth

The urgency of fighting climate change becomes more apparent every year, and it will be the youth of today who experience its effects most profoundly. Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) wanted to give secondary school students the chance to engage with this critical issue. In March 2020, EMA launched the inaugural Singapore Energy Grand Challenge

How customers accelerated industry innovation during a year of disruptive change: A look back on 2020

While 2020 can certainly be characterized as a year of disruptive change, it was also a year of accelerated innovation across industries and technology trends that, in many cases, were already gathering pace. For example, well before the pandemic, many of our customers had embraced a modern compute paradigm in the cloud and were increasingly

What’s New in Microsoft Edge for Education – BETT / January 2021

  Try reading this blog using Immersive Reader! (Right click and open in a new tab)   As Barbara Holzapfel (VP – Microsoft Education) and Satya Nadella (CEO – Microsoft) discussed during their BETTfest keynote, education is going through significant and rapid changes. As schools evaluate what worked and didn’t work last year, it’s clear

What’s New in Microsoft Teams for Education | January 2021

We’re going to keep this month short and sweet. There are new features and capabilities to share for Microsoft Teams for Education this month, and great training and resources available. Plus, a beautiful vision for the future of education:   Without further ado, here are the latest updates available now to help you: Help keep

Sustainability City: Explore Energy Efficiency in the Urban Space

Today, Microsoft shared early progress and learnings on its 10-year strategy to become carbon negative, water positive, and zero waste, and develop a planetary computing platform. You can learn more about Microsoft’s sustainability commitments and read its first annual environmental sustainability report here. As edtech providers, we know it’s not just the actions we take

Five tips to help keep your online classrooms safer with Microsoft Teams

Faced with an unprecedent global crisis that disrupted classrooms around the world, educators demonstrated perseverance, agility, and creativity in quickly adapting to an online classroom environment. As remote and hybrid learning continues into 2021, we know that maintaining secure and productive classrooms remains one of your top concerns. Creating safer distance learning environments is a

Learn about Entrepreneurship from Visionary Janice Dru-Bennett

Advice for Visionary Career Seekers:
Learn from mistakes and continue to grow
Personal experiences are important
Future of entrepreneurship will continue to grow
Volunteer for non-profit to gain experiences
Connect with alumni from your educational institution

Learn About Entrepreneurship from Experts: Jack & Kristen Digwood

Advice for Visionary Career Seekers:
• Two important factors that contributed to Jack and Kristen’s success were better customer service and marketing on social media
• During the pandemic, involvement in tele-health and staying viable were very important
• The industry is changing and there is a need to capitalize and recapture clients to maintain the business
• Prospective entrepreneurs should shadow a business they are interested in and/or talk to other business owners
• Develop your skills and self-improve, remain strong and resilient to any problems or challenges that come your way
• Important to develop your skills in marketing so that you control your message
• Study customer service

Minecraft: Education Edition’s Bright Lights of 2020

2020 has had its ups and downs for sure, but in spite of all the challenges facing educators and students, incredible things have been happening around the world. As we round the corner into 2021, we want to enter a new year with a spirit of hope and celebration by looking back over some of

Canadian Storytelling in Minecraft: A Creative Response to Teaching During a Pandemic

In the spring of 2020, Canadian schools were in the midst of closures due to the global pandemic. Teachers were looking for ways to engage students virtually. The Canadian edtech trainers at Logics Academy came up with a plan: a countrywide storytelling challenge for students with Minecraft: Education Edition as their medium! Read this guest

Students Around the World Shared Indigenous Stories for the November Build Challenge

To correspond with Native American Heritage Month in the United States, our November Build Challenge was all about Indigenous Stories. We invited students around the world to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of the First Peoples in their regions by researching their stories and building them in Minecraft: Education Edition. It

Learn to code with materials inspired by “Space Jam: A New Legacy”

Space Jam: A New Legacy is inspiring unique learning opportunities for students of all ages! Basketball and coding have more in common than you might think; they both require practice, creativity, and coaching. That’s why we’ve teamed up to bring educators and students learning materials inspired by the film. Research shows learners are more likely

See the Winning Projects from the Minecraft Education Global Build Championship

This October, we launched the first-ever Minecraft Education Global Build Championship. This worldwide challenge invited students to imagine places where humans and animals could safely and happily coexist. Learners could design a school, home, workplace, or public space and select one of five biomes. In the end, we received more than 1,250 entries! After their

Minecraft: Education Edition at ISTE20 Live

ISTE20 Live is fully virtual this year, and we’ll be right there to help educators explore ways to use Minecraft: Education Edition to support student learning across the curriculum—whether you’re teaching online or in person. We’ll be joining the Microsoft Education team to beam onto your screen with tips, tricks, and advice for game-based learning.

Advance Computer Science Learning into the World of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is an exciting horizon in the world of computer science, empowering technology to advance in ways never before possible. The implications of AI will reach into every sector of society, from government to entertainment, from business to environmental protection. In collaboration with Microsoft AI for Earth, we’ve created five new lessons for Minecraft:

What’s New in Microsoft Teams for Education | November 2020

I think we can all agree that this has been an unusual and expectation-defying school year in each and every way. First and foremost, we want to pause for a moment to say THANK YOU. We know that this school year hasn’t been easy and we just want you to know that we have seen

YC runs Work at a Startup to help you find jobs at over 700 YC-vetted startups

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Build the API That Ships Billions (YC S13)

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Flexport plans to hire 250 engineers in 2021

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YC runs Work at a Startup to help you find jobs at over 500 YC-vetted startups

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YC runs workatastartup.com to help you find you next job at over 500 YC startups

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Meet Founders and Hear Pitches at YC’s Work at a Startup Expo on Dec 3rd

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YC Gaming Startups Are Hiring (Job Expo with Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch)

Event page: https://www.workatastartup.com/events/gaming-tech-talks-2020 YC’s Work at a Startup and founders and teams of 8 YC gaming startups are coming together to host a first ever job expo focused on gaming this November. Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch will be joining us to share his insights on how the business and technology of gaming is rapidly

Iron Ox is hiring Sr Roboticists and SWEs to build the next generation of farming

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Meet founders from Y Combinator’s S20 class and learn about open roles

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Pachyderm Raises Series B, Hiring for Golang, DevOps, and Docs Engineering Roles

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Lumi (YC W15) is hiring Product Designers to design tools for sustainable packaging

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42 Is Hiring Software Engineers (Remote) – JavaScript/Python/Spark

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First (and last) impressions count – alumna defines the guest experience in her #firstjob at The Landmark London

On her first day of studies at Glion, BBA student Gemma Herd already knew the role she wanted after graduation. And when you know what you want, the action you need to take becomes so much clearer. In the latest edition of our ‘My First Job’ feature series, Gemma shares how her time at Glion