My Interviews with U.S. Imagine Cup Winners

My video interviews with some of the U.S. Imagine Cup winners are now posted (watch below!). The three brothers from Team MultiPoint Web talk about their winning project designed to let multiple students simultaneously use the same computer to learn, and why they are so excited to head to the World Finals in Egypt in…


Alabama and Michigan Students Get Ahead of the Competition with CareerForward

Today, we announced the Alabama Department of Education plans to make CareerForward available to every student in the state as one way high school students can meet the new online learning graduation requirement there starting next year. CareerForward teaches globalization, career planning, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Readying our students for college and the workplace should…


Sorting out the Stimulus…Understanding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

As institutions and individuals cope with the implications of the current economy, there are new obstacles to overcome and new challenges to be met.  These hurdles will require our schools and school leaders to bring new thinking to all aspects of learning and effectively embrace opportunities made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act…


CIO Summit Chat with Debbie Karcher, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Microsoft’s annual U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit always provides a great opportunity to connect with a broad range of education institutions as well as representatives from across the US in state and local government and Federal agencies.  This year’s event was no exception and I was incredibly pleased with the feedback and leadership demonstrated by…

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Microsoft Elevate America

I’m in Springfield, IL this week (up far too late)…preparing for both speaking at and attending the AeA 21st Century Learning Environment Symposium. I am excited to see the increased focus on 21st century skills and the heightened recognition for  need to prepare our students for the global workforce.  This is a deep passion of mine…


Video of the Week: CareerForward

I know I shared information about the CareerForward resource last week…but given the incredible interest in this course, I thought it would be appropriate to share a bit more about the offering.  The attached video provides an excellent overview of the course…with information on content, delivery models and even a discussion on global competitiveness from Yong Zhao,…

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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…