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  • Blog Post: Exploring children’s creativity with technology during girls’ night out

    Last week a lively group of mothers met online for an event called “Girls’ Night Out” (#GNO). #GNO is a two hour virtual party hosted on Twitter by online parenting influential Mom It Forward (@MomItForward). This week’s theme was “Children’s problem-solving skills...
  • Blog Post: Passion is Overrated: Focus on the 5 Cs for Social Impact instead – Conviction, Capability, Capacity, Commitment and Compassion

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet with an incredible group of smart, creative students who are here in Redmond competing at the U.S. finals of the Imagine Cup . I shared with them my view that passion is simply not enough to succeed. Every day at least one person tells me about their passion...
  • Blog Post: When I Grow Up…

    We all remember what we wanted to be when we grew up. In fact, I think most of us probably had different fantasy jobs as we moved through our childhood. I'll never forget a trip to the Ringling Circus when I was eight; it left me with an intense desire to pursue a career in horse vaulting . Unfortunately...
  • Blog Post: Technology ties to great futures

    Editor's Note: Our thoughts are with those impacted by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. While it may be some time until the full impact has been assessed, we will continue to work with our nonprofit partners to determine where our support can be of the greatest benefit. More on our efforts...
  • Blog Post: Making Games Can Contribute to Learning

    Editor’s Note: Today we announced the full availability of Microsoft Kodu Game Lab for the PC and the launch of a nationwide Kodu Cup competition . We’re inviting students, aged nine to 17 to design, build and submit their own video games. The following is a guest blog post about the educational...

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