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Get ready for back to school with discounted apps and STEM Saturdays at Microsoft Store

Visit the Back to School Discounted Apps Collection in the Windows Store to see all the apps in the collection.
As students everywhere pull on their backpacks and head back to class, we’re here to help shake the summer cobwebs off and get them back into learning mode with our Back to School Discounted Apps Collection. Now you can get heavy-hitters like Complete Anatomy with 20% off Upgrade (Free, with upgrade ), letting you bring the human body to 3D life for less. Get creative in film school or just experience your personal videos in a completely new dimension with Movie Edit Pro Windows Store Edition (50% off; $29.99, regularly $59.99). And in your downtime, create music – beats, loops, even full multi-track songs – with Stagelight, now 30% off select IAPs (Free, with IAP options). But that’s just the beginning of what’s discounted and ready to go for fall.
Or for an afternoon of hands-on learning, check out STEM Saturdays which are returning in September to a Microsoft Store near you. This month, get ready to test your engineering and data science skills during STEM Saturdays, when The Education Workshop in partnership with Mattel Hot Wheels® Speedometry ™ brings their Forces and Motion project to your local Microsoft Store. During these free, drop in workshops, participants will explore the physics underlying cars competing on iconic Hot Wheels orange track. To learn more about the return of STEM Saturdays head over to the Microsoft Education Blog.
Here’s a roundup of our top ten app picks from the Back to School Discounted Apps Collection
1. Adobe Photoshop Elements – 40% Off

You take pictures of all your special moments and milestones. Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 automates the organizing and editing so you can have fun creating and sharing your amazing photos. Make one-click fixes or use Guided Edits for help along the way. Add artistic effects, create collages, slideshows, cards and more.
2. Complete Anatomy – 20% off Upgrade

Transform traditional 2D learning material into 3D and bring anatomy to life with features like nerve path tracing and tools that help to visualize complex functions, such as nerve supply to muscles, layer guides to identify bone parts/surfaces and muscle origin/insertion points.
3. Drawboard PDF – 50% Off

Need to mark up and annotate your local PDF documents? Replace pen and paper with an app that feels like pen and paper! Avoid printing documents for markup ever again with Drawboard PDF’s uniquely intuitive user interface and experience, smooth and natural pen inking, stylus and touch input separation, and an impressive array of annotation tools.
4. Grapholite – 75% Off

Grapholite is an all-in-one diagrams designer aimed to create all types of business graphics and technical drawings from simple drafts and sketches to complex professional looking documents. The unique “sketch” mode allows single-click styling of any figure as if it is sketched by hand.
4. Earth 3D – 67% Off

This interactive 3D globe features wonders of the world, political and physical maps, and weather. Discover a lot of fascinating facts and useful information about our planet! Original and colorful graphics, user-friendly interface and accurate information – this is what Earth 3D is all about!
6. Skyscrapers by Tinybop – 33% Off

Find out what keeps skyscrapers standing tall and people happy in them all. Test your building’s engineering when dinosaurs invade, lightning strikes, or the earth quakes.
7. Movie Edit Pro – 50% Off

You can enjoy a video editing program that is fun to use. Import video material from all standard cameras and with a resolution of up to 4K in no time at all. When editing your recordings, you can choose between simple Storyboard mode (perfect for beginners) and the advanced and detailed Timeline mode.
8. Virtual Robotics Toolkit – 30% Off

The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is an advanced simulator designed to enhance the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® experience. An excellent learning tool for classroom and competitive robotics, the VRT is surprisingly easy-to-use and is approved by teachers and students.
9. Stagelight – 30% Off IAP

With Stagelight, you can make beats, mix loops or even create full multi-track songs with drum, instrument, audio and vocal tracks. Lessons and tutorials including: – Building a beat – Learning how to record instruments – Editing audio and MIDI – Style lessons – much more!
10. Human Japanese– 50% off

Human Japanese presents the Japanese language from square one in a warm, engaging tone. Going much deeper than the canned phrases and vocab of other apps, it approaches the language in an integrated way, with discussion, recordings, animations, illustrations, photos, reviews, and more. Key concepts are explained with warmth and humor, drawing you into the nuts-and-bolts that you need to understand Japanese while keeping things down-to-earth and engaging.
Find your nearest Microsoft Store for information about STEM Saturday events taking place in your area.
Visit the Back to School Discounted Apps Collection to check out all the awesome discounted apps in the collection! You can find your nearest Microsoft Store for information about STEM Saturday events taking place in your area in September, beginning Saturday, Sept. 9. Anyone, including teachers, students, and parents can attend, in addition to the range of free programs Microsoft Store hosts year-round that empower youth by providing direct access to technology and hands-on learning. Learn more about Hacking STEM and our lesson plans here.
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