Engaging Young Students in Knowledge Building and Critical Thinking

We are two weeks away from the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum (#PiLGF) in Prague, Czech Republic. I wanted to share another guest post from a member of  “Team USA” (one of the 16 teachers who will be representing the U.S. at this amazing professional learning experience). Today’s post is from educator Cheryl Arnett…


Video Game Victory: Students Fight a Growing Epidemic with Technology

In the battle against childhood obesity, many schools are revamping their lunch menus, removing junk food from vending machines, and instituting exercise and healthy eating programs. First Lady Michelle Obama has championed the fight against this epidemic and thanks to two tech-savvy educators, students at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, California have joined the…


Seeking Your Ideas for Gaming and Learning

There seems to be much interest recently on divining the successful intersection between gaming and learning. The noteworthy primer on the subject comes from Jane McGonigal’s compelling book Reality is Broken. I had the pleasure of meeting Jane this summer at the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2011 Innovative Education Forum where she delivered a compelling…


Flying Fish & Kinect help lead the final U.S. team to the Partners in Learning Global Forum

As many of you might recall there was a fair amount of blogging activity around the Partners in Learning 2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum we hosted in July. The event brought together just over 100 educators from across the country to showcase and highlight innovative teaching practices that are making positive impacts in the classroom….