Introducing Critical Thinking and Bing curriculum, Office 2010 and more at ISTE in Denver

There is so much to see and talk about here at the Microsoft booth (#1354) at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference. Outside of the whiz-bang cool demos and Worldwide Telescope Planetarium in the booth, I want to make sure teachers and technology specialists know about some new curriculum and educator…


7 Things to See and Do with Microsoft at ISTE 2010

Experiential learning, that is what we are aiming for at this year’s ISTE conference in Denver next week!  One of my responsibilities here at Microsoft as the person who leads our educator outreach and programs in the US is to manage Microsoft’s participation at ISTE 2010. This has kept me busy over the last couple…


Microsoft @ ISTE (June 27-30, Denver)

We are two weeks away from the big ISTE 2010 conference in Denver, still time to sign-up!  I have been busily working on many of the details on the Microsoft presence for the event.  You will be able to find us in the exhibit hall in the convention center (booth #1354).  We have some fun…


#TeachTips is back!

You may have noticed I took a short break from providing daily teacher tech tips (better known as #TeachTips) via Twitter and Facebook. I’m excited to announce that starting today, I will begin providing #TeachTips again and sharing great tips, tricks, and resources for the classroom to hopefully provide that great idea spark as you…


Engage Your Students with Lessons they can click – try a little Mischief!

For some time now, Microsoft has been talking with educators, students, and others in education exploring how we can best provide experiences with technology that will engage students in the classrooms and overall, improve student learning outcomes. We’ve seen that everywhere students are excited about the use of technology in the classroom and engagement and…


More Simple Ways To Introduce Reluctant Colleagues To Technology

This is the final guest post of the week (see the others below) culminating a special series for National Teacher Appreciation Week.  I will continue to offer opportunities for guest posts on timely and relevant topics, so please feel free to reach out and post a comment. Thank you educators everywhere. Thank you guest bloggers. …


Keeping the Door Of Learning Wide Open

The fourth post in our series running all week featuring guest edu bloggers on a wide range of topics relating to education and technology. By Steven Anderson “Students today depend upon paper too much. They don’t know how to write on slate without chalk dust all over themselves. They can’t clean a slate properly. What…


The Two Top Areas for Keeping Today’s Students Top Notch

This is the third guest post in a series running all week featuring guest edu bloggers.  By Vicki Davis In the NetGenEd™ project with Don Tapscott—students from my school and over 300 students from five countries are studying the future of technology. They are breaking down trends like Mobile Computing, Open Content, Electronic Books, Simple…


5 More Internet Technologies Educators Should Be Aware Of

As part of our special series this week (see Celebrating Teachers) I am featuring a guest blogger each day this week. Lots of good ideas here! By Kelly Walsh Last April, I published a post titled “10 Internet Technologies That Educators Should Be Informed About.” This article continues to be a popular draw on….


Do You Blog? I Challenge You!

Good morning. Today is the first of five guest blog posts this week on TeacherTech.  This is a first for my blog, but what better way to start then sharing the screen with five educators who will offer thoughtful and insightful commentary on how technology, applied in smart and relevant ways, can have a positive…