Guest post: Daily Insights from the Heroes in Education:

Occasionally I host guest posts from other educators and those within Microsoft. This post I couldn’t refuse (perhaps because he’s my boss?!) Do give it a read, it is ambitious goal for 2012, a new voice in education everyday – from across the globe. Innovating in education is tough, day-to-day work, taking many forms. Sometimes,…


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…


2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum – Round One – Finalists Announced!

We are very excited to see the first round of finalists for our premier teacher recognition program the Partners in Learning U.S. Innovative Education Forum! There is some amazing work being done in classrooms around the country and it is inspiring to see these projects and the outcomes they’ve achieved with students. You can see…


MLK Day of Service: How do we inspire service in our students? InterroBang?!

Many of you may have the day off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (as you should) and may have already built activities into your curriculum around this important day.  With today’s students it is often difficult to re-create the spirit and urgency Dr. King conveyed and moreover find ways to make his mission real…


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…


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…


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…


Bing Student Photo Contest: And we have a winner!

After more than 200,000 votes flooded in, the dust has settled and we have a winner in the student Earth Day Photo Contest. “Passion and bee” was snapped by Alan Bosse, a student studying web design at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, FL. What made this contest truly remarkable was the fact that…


Getting kids to tell their stories

Everyone loves a good story.   And some people are particularly good at telling them.  Storytelling is an ancient tradition and a fundamental part of culture.  Many kids like to share stories, as it provides them an opportunity to speak from authority on a topic they know and love – themselves.  As an educational tool, storytelling…