Penn State Team "BetaMax" Competing In The Imagine Cup People’s Choice Award

Hello Everyone. Its been sometime since my last post, but I will try to post more often. If you haven’t heard yet, Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s worldwide premier technology competition is well under way and as the teams battle it out, it has come to my attention that there is a team representing Penn State! The…

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Welcome & Microsoft at Penn State.

Hello Everyone! Well, it looks like the new school year is well under way and learners everywhere are returning back to school. My name is Eric Scott, recent graduate of the School of the Future class of 2010 and second year student at Penn State University, University Park Campus. I will be taking over the,…

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I’m Dreaming of a White-board Xmas

  Tony Franklin, @TeachTec, @SOTFPhilly, US Partners in Learning, National Education Technologist   I hope everyone is recovering from a well deserved holiday break and preparing to head into the next holiday season coming up very shortly. I’ve been somewhat absent from the blogsphere for a few months now as I’ve been trying to think…

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Cape Town Here We Come!!!

    by Cheryl Arnett, guest Blogger It is just a little over a week until we leave for the WWIEF in Cape Town and I couldn’t be more excited! There is the obvious anticipation of visiting a faraway place on a different continent to experience the culture and surroundings. Having never traveled beyond North…

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Innovative Educators Forum, Cape Town South Africa T-Minus…

  For the blog this week, we asked the educators who will be making the journey to Cape Town what they are hoping to learn while at the WW IEF, what will they get out of the experience?  and how will you measure if your trip was a success? by Pat Yongpradit, Guest Blogger, I…

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Personal growth and opportunity

by Cheryl Arnett, guest Blogger   Attending the US Innovative Education Forum in Washington, DC this past summer was an incredible experience. Without a doubt, the best part for me was the opportunity to meet in person my partner and friend, Rawya Shatila, from Beirut, Lebanon. Although we had collaborated for a year with our…

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If I could pick one thing to change about education…

by Pat Yongpradit, Guest Blogger, Most teachers go to forums to learn new ideas and take them back to their classrooms.  That is why I initially decided to participate in the Microsoft Innovative Educator Forum. I  expected to learn about Web tools, new applications, and technologically innovative curricula.  What I have found valuable about my…

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Gamer Girlz

  Our next post is from Pat Yongpradit, a teacher at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, telling us about his project. Thanks Pat we’ll see you in South Africa!!   My project is about getting girls interested in continuing their computer science education by exposing them to the fun and challenge of game…

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A Celebration of Learning and Culture

  I mentioned previously that in July, Microsoft held its US Innovative Education Forum in Washington D.C.  From this celebration of excellence in education a few leading teachers were recognized for their truly outstanding work.  They will be participating in the Worldwide Innovative Education Forum in South Africa at the end of October.  Over the…

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Microsoft Back to School

  Welcome Back!!! I know it’s been a bit since my last post, but I have to tell you this summer has been a whirlwind of exploration and understanding about everything from Race to the Top all the way to Waiting for Superman! I have so much to share about my new role but you’ll…

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