New Shout partnership focusing on education technology and the environment

Sharing my blog post published on The Official Microsoft Blog about our new partnership with the Smithsonian and TakingITGlobal…. Sawubona! This week I’m in Cape Town, South Africa and lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the most innovative education leaders, teachers and administrators in the world. We’re all gathered here for the sixth…


Celebrating best practices of Latin American teachers

I am in Cape Town, South Africa this week for the 6th annual Worldwide Innovative Education Forum (IEF) to celebrate and learn from hundreds of school leaders who use technology creatively and effectively in their curriculum. This year, we had 200,000 participants around the world compete in regional events, and now just 125 teachers are…


The cloud without compromise…introducing Office 365 for education

I’m excited about the announcement of Office365 for education, which represents the evolution of Live@edu, and provides a game-changing opportunity for education in cloud computing. Office 365 for education builds off of the great platform we’ve established with Live@edu to provide a better experience for communication, collaboration, and productivity tools for education institutions of all…


Helping rebuild Haiti by bringing broadband to schools

At Microsoft, we just recently kicked off our companywide Giving Campaign in the United States, which is a great opportunity for employees to donate their time and money to help support a wide range of charities that they personally believe in and are passionate about. One of the charities that I’ve pledged to support is NetHope….


Will “Waiting for ‘Superman’” provoke the change we need?

There’s certainly lots of controversy surrounding the movie “Waiting for ‘Superman’”… some debate around the value of charter schools, the impact of unions and criticism of teachers. However, some things no one can deny… one, we have to celebrate and encourage great teachers, and do what we can to cherish and praise and support the…


Celebrate World Teachers’ Day 2010

If you think back and reminisce about your own early education experience, it is hard not to forget the teachers that made a difference in your life.  The teachers you can still recall 10, 20, 30 years later because of how they inspired you in the classroom probably made a lasting impression and helped shape…