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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Let’s talk about Tablet PC’s and the Courier

I was in my office configuring a Dell XT Tablet for one of the Math educators at the school last week and had a thought. What is the future of Tablet PC’s in education? I’ve had many people visit the school and discuss their 1:1 laptop programs, their success their failures and everything in between. I’ve…

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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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Let’s cut to the chase…OneNote Classroom Examples from School of the Future

I was updating the links in the previous post so you would be able to download the Handbook and the Toolkit, and then I said “why not share some examples of Educator Notebooks!” So here’s the link to my Sky Drive, and in there you’ll find the Handbook, Toolkit and examples of Edcuator Notebooks that…

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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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Do You Innovate? Apply now for the 2010 U.S. Innovative Education Forum!

You could be selected to attend events in Washington, DC this summer and Cape Town, South Africa in the Fall. Visit the 2010 U.S. Innovative Education Forum community on the Partners in Learning Network to find out more details about the event and application process due June 10. The Innovative Education Forum is a part…

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How fast can you generate an Math test or quiz?

If you’ve been reading the blog you’ve noticed that I’m not always at the School of the Future. There are opportunities where I get to participate in other Microsoft Education events, Partners in Learning events and even customer events (High School tech fairs). I view these trips outside of the school as opportunities to learn…

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But we don’t feel like a failure….

Last week an event in Washington D.C hosted by the American Enterprise for Public Policy Research organization and commissioned by Microsoft unveiled the findings of data collection efforts by several education researchers. These finding were discussed in an open forum and not debated but presented to the general public for consumption and interpretation based upon…

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Meet your fellow Innovators!

Have you checked out the Innovative Teachers Network yet? Information has been posted about the 2009 U.S. Innovative Teachers Forum (ITF) which will be held in Silicon Valley on August 13-14. It is an awesome event that recognizes outstanding teaching teams (two educators per team) that implement 21st Century skills into student learning projects. The…

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