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  • Blog Post: Developing Teachers and School Leaders: A Foundational Approach

    At this week’s Microsoft in Education Global Forum , the over 1100 attendees are getting a crash course on education innovation. They’re learning new teaching approaches and tools from peers and experts. They’re hearing about the most pressing issues in education through our Hot Topics...
  • Blog Post: Harnessing Technology to Empower Educators and Transform Lives

    Today marks the start of the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, a gathering of over 1000 of the most innovative and committed educators, school leaders and government officials from nearly 100 countries. This annual event is a chance for education’s best and brightest to learn from...
  • Blog Post: Doing the Hard Work of Impacting Student Outcomes

    Trenton Goble, Chief Academic Officer at MasteryConnect will be addressing this topic in the Microsoft Partner Theater at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) on Friday, January 31st, at 1:00pm. The current factory model of education is failing our students. It is time to dislodge...
  • Blog Post: Finalists Announced for Round 1 of the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum

    The first round of applications are in for the 8th annual Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum and we are pleased to officially announce the first group of educators invited to attend the Forum this summer in Redmond. This year we’ve received an unprecedented number of early applications...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating World Teachers’ Day and Beyond: Our Ongoing Commitment to Learning

    Saturday, October 5th marked World Teachers’ Day , an annual celebration established by UNESCO in 1997 to highlight the accomplishments of educators and the serious challenges they face. According to UNESCO , 29 countries won’t have enough teachers by 2030 unless 3.3 million primary and 5...
  • Blog Post: Guest post: A reflection by a U.S. educator visiting Jordan “…a United Nations conference for education”

    This is a guest post from Margaret Noble a Media Arts educator from High Tech High in San Diego, CA. Margaret who had the opportunity to participate in the Microsoft Partners in Learning Middle East & Africa Innovative Education Forum and collaborate with educators from across these Middle East &...
  • Blog Post: Tablet PC and OneNote — Inspiring new pedagogy

    Patrick Harless, an algebra and geometry teacher at Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, uses the inking capability of a Tablet PC and Microsoft OneNote to work through math concepts with his students. In an issue of Mathematics Teacher, a monthly ...read more
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Who says a 5th grader can’t run a business?

    Defining and setting goals is a difficult process. Setting life goals and attempting to answer that big question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is perhaps one of the most challenging of all. Attempting to answer this depends on our stage of life, frame of reference and personal aspirations...
  • Blog Post: Sec. of Ed. Arne Duncan visits with US educators and throws a fish!

    This morning Sec. of Education Arne Duncan stopped by the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum today to make a joint announcement with Microsoft about the migration of the U.S. Dept. of Ed teach.gov web resource to Microsoft, which will lead a jointly supported private sector initiative to grow...
  • Blog Post: Expanding Partners in Learning to Higher Education

    Partners in Learning program is a flagship program for Microsoft's work in education, and one of the things that I'm most proud of as a Microsoft employee. It started eight years ago and is the company’s 10-year $500 million commitment to invest, support and celebrate the work of teachers around...
  • Blog Post: National Geographic Map Brings Social Studies to Life

    Getting kids interested in social studies can be a project. As I remember it, in grade school, social studies came right after lunch, which meant that I was more interested in putting my head on my desk than in learning what the indigenous peoples of ...read more
  • Blog Post: Post your PowerPoint presentations onto your blog

    During class you present your carefully prepared PowerPoint slides and you hope everyone is listening. But what if they get confused and don't ask for clarification? How do you share your PowerPoint with your students, so they can go through the materials themselves? Try embedding your PowerPoint...
  • Blog Post: Guest post: Educator Examines His Teaching, Shares His Learning

    A guest post from Microsoft Partners in Learning US Forum alumni Lou Zulli, Jr ., who was a two-time winner at the 2011 Forum. Over the next two months I am hosting bi-weekly guest posts from Forum alumni with the intent of hearing from educators who have experienced this unique professional learning...
  • Blog Post: Have you signed up for a community screening of American Teacher?

    It’s been just over a week since the release of American Teacher , and I’m thrilled that communities all over the U.S. are scheduling their own community screenings. We’ve had more than a 1000 requests for screenings from parents, community organizations, educators and many others....
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: NBC Education Nation Teacher Town Hall–Join the conversation!

    Kicking off this weekend is the second annual NBC News 2011 Education Nation Summit on education aimed at addressing the challenges and opportunities faced in this country. The intent is for this initiative to act as a catalyst toward sparking meaningful change within our education system. On Sunday...
  • Blog Post: New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

    Over the last 8 years Microsoft has made a significant shift in the way it engages with its education customers and works towards improving education. Under the banner of Partners in Learning we have entered into literally hundreds of partnerships and alliance agreements with governments, not for profits...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Supports Safer Internet Day

    As technology has advanced in our lives…and increasingly the way in which we communicate, collaborate, consume information and content…I think the pace at which technology has evolved has probably outpaced some of the fundamentals that we've trained our kids on how to be safe in the world...
  • Blog Post: Guest post: “Don’t be afraid to be awesome today”

    This is one of the occasional guest posts that happen here at @TeachTec. Today it’s my pleasure to feature educator Kim Sivick ( @ksivick ), a technology coordinator at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, PA. Consider the title of this post: “Don’t be afraid to be awesome today.” Give yourself...
  • Blog Post: Thank you to the Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum Judges Panel

    Today officially kicks-off the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum which I’ve blogged about quite a bit and I’m excited to finally be here on-site as the Forum gets underway. Though the 100 educators have been arriving to Seattle over the past 24 hours (as evidenced by the sharp uptick on #PiLUS...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Guest post: One Teacher’s Point of View and Reflection

    Starting today I am hosting a bi-weekly guest post series from Microsoft Partners in Learning US Forum alumni. The intent is to hear from educators who have experienced this unique professional learning forum and to share their experiences, reflections and practical tips for others who are considering...
  • Blog Post: Join the new Partners in Learning Network today and start spreading ideas to improve education worldwide

    I’m delighted to officially announce the launch of our revamped Partners in Learning Network here at the BETT Show in London. Originally launched in 2009, the new community site is now open to teachers and school leaders in over 115 countries, and has been enhanced with many new features and resources...
  • Blog Post: 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...