Announcing the winners of the Imagine Cup 2009 – US Finals

For me, one of the most exciting things about working with students is seeing their passion and absolute belief that they can, in fact, change the world.  At Microsoft, we want to do whatever we can to encourage that optimism, and to help students use their technical skills in ways that can help make the world…


Imagine Cup 2009 – Last Chance To Vote for People’s Choice

Looking for a sign of hope that our country/world will overcome our current financial challenges, and do so with ingenuity and innovation?   Don’t worry…the Lucky Tomatoes, Mango Bunnies, and others are here to help.  Take a moment to view some or all of the 15 videos submitted by our U.S. Imagine Cup finalists.  As part…


Blogging in Rapid City

Cool program in Rapid City Area Schools in South Dakota designed to help get students excited about reading and sharing their reaction in blogs.  Here’s a news piece which aired on a local TV station about the project. http://www.newscenterone.tv/stories/884.aspx Rapid City Area Schools is encouraging teachers and students to blog using our their SharePoint site…the news…


Sign up your school for DreamSpark

Everywhere you look, you see the impact of the global recession. The US economy is changing, and with it must our workforce change. Gone are the days when only highly-skilled “right brained” jobs required technology skills. In fact, more than 50 percent of today’s jobs require some technology skills; workforce experts predict this will increase…


Video of the Week: Imagine Cup 2009

Imagine a world with less poverty, hunger and disease, greater survival prospects for mothers and their infants, better educated children, equal opportunities for women, and a healthier environment; a world in which developed and developing countries worked in partnership for the betterment of all. Now imagine that you are part of the solution. This is…

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Video of the Week: Your Digital Lifestyle

New feature this week….Every week I’ll be posting a video (sometimes more than one) that highlights education case studies, technology tools, training, or even inside sneak peeks at Microsoft events, customer advisory meetings, etc.  The first post is a video that’s probably very familiar to those of you who have seen me deliver presentations.  It…