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DreamSpark may not be a dud for high school cs students after all!
I have been pursuing when high school students will be getting the free software that Microsoft promised with the DreamSpark announcement back in February. I finally have been communicating with the team that is in charge of this and I've been told not to announce the release date but only to tell you that it will be soon. Real soon! The distribution will be different from what college students have been doing. The high school computer science teacher must register. The high school administrators/faculty ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 30, 2008 8:18 AM

DreamSpark= DreamDud for High School Students
Last February, Bill Gates announced a free software giveaway to college university students and high school students as well. Here is what was offered to them: Microsoft developer tools. Visual Studio is the Swiss Army knife of computer programming. These professional-grade products provide a security-enhanced and reliable environment, enabling students to program everything from a cell phone to a robot or to create their own Web page. Students will also be able to invent compelling new gaming content ......

Posted On Friday, September 26, 2008 1:03 PM

One month later.... Still nothing on the XNA Creators Club Site for Academics
So back in August, I blogged about this site because of my excitement for XNA and Academics. I was hoping to use whatever came on the site with my programming students. I was hoping that by now Microsoft either put content on the site or take it off and stop teasing us educators. To date nothing! Everyone is waiting patiently for content and I know one person who isn't waiting so patiently..... What gives? Technorati Tags: Microsoft, XNA, Academics, Creators Club ......

Posted On Monday, September 15, 2008 8:35 AM

XNA Curriculum Update
Microsoft MVP, Rob Miles has emailed all who are interested in reviewing his new XNA curriculum. I had a chance to look at Part 1 today and it looks good to use for any high school programming course that wants to introduce XNA into the curriculum. The curriculum will have a total of 8 parts: Part 1: An Introduction to ProgrammingPart 2: Controlling GamesPart 3: Displaying MessagesPart 4: Pictures and SoundsPart 5: A Complete GamePart 6: Creating GameplayPart 7: Complex Games Part 8: Multi Player ......

Posted On Friday, September 12, 2008 8:56 AM

XNA Creators Club has a spot for Academics on it
Not sure what's going to be on it because there's no content on it yet. Technorati Tags: xna Creators Club, xna ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 13, 2008 2:59 PM

XBOX 360 beats the competition
Microsoft has released sales figures on the XBOX 360 and they have reached the 10 million sold mark. The Wii is close behind with 8.8 million sold.
Great opportunity for game developers!

Posted On Thursday, May 15, 2008 10:30 AM

L.T.'s 1945 Game
Video: LT's 1945 XNA Game ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:04 AM

Bailey's Shooter Game
Video: Bailey's Shooter Game ......

Posted On Monday, May 12, 2008 11:35 AM

Nick's Crazy Bird Shot Game
Video: Nick's Bird Shot XNA Game ......

Posted On Monday, May 12, 2008 10:39 AM

Salman's Sonic Game
Video: Salman's Sonic Game ......

Posted On Monday, May 12, 2008 8:00 AM

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