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College Students: How To Innovate Like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg In 10 Easy Steps
This is a guest post by Josh Axelrod, a sophomore majoring in journalism at the University of Maryland, and a writer for COLLEGE Magazine, where this article originally appeared. Reprinted with permission. Thanks to The Social Network , the world knows that Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg isn’t...
23 May 2012
Four Fundamental Ways To Think About Social Media
What do you say to a group of Georgetown masters’ students studying the future of communications and media? That’s what I had to figure out last week when I spoke at the Gnovis Digital Cultures conference last week ( Gnovis is their journal). Frankly, I never know what to...
18 Mar 2013
What unique teenage social media use means for nonprofit and education campaigns
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the annual meeting of a New York-based nonprofit called DoSomething.org, which was enlightening. If you’re unfamiliar, DoSomething.org is the largest organization that rallies and organizes teens and engages them in social causes. They often work with large...
7 Feb 2013
Thought-Provoking And Short Thoughts At The "140 EDU" Conference In New York
Guest post by Andrea Genevieve Michnik, founder of BrandKit, a personal branding and career consulting agency for young professionals in Austin, TX. You can follow her on Twitter at @AndreaGenevieve . In my opinion, education in America right now looks a lot like the housing market did in 2009 --...
12 Sep 2011
Innovative Education: Meet The 100 Best Teachers Using Tech In The Classroom
This is a guest post by Rob Bayuk, the program director of the Microsoft U.S. Partners in Learning Team. This article originally appeared at the TeachTec blog . We at Microsoft Education are excited to announce the official list of educators for the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 U.S. Forum....
12 Jun 2012
Barnes & Noble Partners With Microsoft On Digital Reading Technology
Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have announced the formation of a strategic partnership in a new to-be-named Barnes & Noble subsidiary which will build upon the history of strong innovation in digital reading technologies from both companies. The partnership will accelerate the transition to e-reading...
30 Apr 2012
Back To School: Microsoft And Tampa Schools Launch Digital Education Initiative
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Tampa, FL for "Back to School with Microsoft," a fun, educational, and successful event that trained more than 500 local educators in a wide variety of technology skills useful in their classrooms. This is part of Microsoft's nationwide effort to modernize...
17 Aug 2012
How Chicago Public Schools Got Innovative About First-Day Classroom Attendance
Guest post by Shelley Stern, Microsoft's director of citizenship and public affairs for the central United States. Everyone knows when it's Back to School time - buses appear on the streets, students disappear from the malls and parks and other places where they hang out all summer, and everything...
20 Sep 2011
Startup Weekend EDU Convenes Education Geeks For 54 Hour Hackathon
This is a guest post by Ashish Jaiman, a developer evangelist for Microsoft based in the Washington, DC region. See photos from the event on Ashish's Skydrive . Startup Weekend EDU is a 54-hour startup incubator event focusing on innovative solutions for education challenges. It was held June 1-3...
15 Jun 2012
Code.org Uses Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Many More to Encourage More Coding by Kids
Code.org has a great new video out about creativity, collaboration, and education, specifically about coding — what it is, how it works, and why it’s important and exciting. The video’s language and feel is “adult,” yet simple enough for, say, middle schoolers to understand...
27 Feb 2013
Microsoft Hosts Public Sector CIO Summit For IT Professionals In Government And Education
This week at Microsoft's main campus in Redmond, WA (just outside Seattle), the company will host chief information officers and other IT professionals from the federal government, state and local governments, and the education and health communities. The event is called the U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit...
28 Feb 2012
Online Education Startup Minerva Launches Non-profit to Reimagine 21st-Century Research Universities
The Minerva Project , an education startup self-described as "the first elite American university launched in a century," has $25 million in venture funding and advisors including former Harvard president Larry Summers. From their website: Minerva is assembling an exceptional team dedicated...
17 Jan 2013
How Nonprofit Brotherhood Crusade Provides Technology Training For The Los Angeles Workforce
Guest post by Celeste Alleyne, the West Region Citizenship & Public Affairs Director for Microsoft. With a 12 percent unemployment rate in California, 14.6% in Los Angeles, and staggeringly high -- 60-70% -- LA high school drop out rates, connecting the children making up our next generation with...
27 Sep 2011
Open Science: Four Lessons You Can Learn From the Princeton Professor With the Best Laboratory Website Ever
When you think about the kinds of people who have beautiful, interactive websites, you're probably more likely to think about artists, designers, or architects than scientists or engineers. But Dr. Ethan Perlstein , an evolutionary pharmacologist working on yeast at Princeton University, may just just...
8 Jan 2013
Meet Five Hot New College Startups From Maryland
Most people still approach their time spent in college in a traditional way: Try to get into the best one you can, take what you think are useful classes and get good grades, and when you get close to graduation look for a "good job." But some of the most famous people we know -- Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg...
27 Mar 2012
MakeYourJob.org Is An Interactive Online Community Helping Teens Launch Startups
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, or NFTE , an international non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring young people from low-income communities to stay in school and recognize business opportunities, just launched MakeYourJob.org , an new interactive web community that gives teens the tools...
15 May 2012
Interview With Pooja Nath, Founder Of Silicon Valley-Based Education Collaboration Startup Piazza
Every month at Publicyte, we interview a "rising star" and highlight their work in which they're using technology for civic good, whether in the private or public sector. This month for our issue on Connectivity, I caught up with Pooja Nath , the founder of Silicon Valley startup Piazza, which makes...
6 Sep 2011
Job One: Education And Skills Gap A National Security Risk
Guest post by Stephen Gordon, a Director of Market Development in Microsoft’s Enterprise Strategy Consulting business. You can follow him on Twitter at @sgordonmobile . Could a skills gap caused by a lack of global competitiveness by our education system be a threat to U.S. national security...
10 Oct 2011
Is Gainesville the Silicon Valley of the Southeast?
At the University of Florida - perhaps best known for its championship Gators football teams - innovation isn't the first thing on people's minds. But that football team famously invented what you now know as Gatorade. And now they're building Innovation Square , which they hope spearheads their town...
10 Apr 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Launches "Early College" STEM High Schools
Rahm Emanuel, flanked by executives from five large technology companies, announced the formation of five innovative "early college STEM schools," which are six-year high schools focused on preparing students for a modern, information-laden, tech-savvy future workforce. Students will also have the opportunity...
1 Mar 2012
Infographic: 16 Ways Microsoft Office 365 Trumps Google Apps For Teachers
This is a guest post by Tony Tai, who's part of the Office 365 team at Microsoft. More than ever, a modern education depends on technology in the classroom. Excellent teachers work to engage, educate, and challenge their best students and prepare them for the 21st-century workplace. We at Microsoft...
15 Jun 2012
Microsoft Bing And The San Francisco Education Fund Host A Screening Of 'Waiting for Superman'
Guest post by Cameron Evans, the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Education. Read more of his thoughts on Waiting for Superman at his personal blog, HIGHER INNOVATION ( http://www.higherinnovation.com/ ). When it debuted, Waiting for Superman received a lot of buzz. A documentary about failures...
20 Jun 2011
Infographic: 15 Ways Students Can Use Microsoft Office 365 Vs. Google Apps
This is a guest post by Tony Tai. who's part of the Office 365 team, and he regularly blogs for the Why Microsoft site. Whether you are a school’s tech decision-maker, an educator, a parent, or someone who values learning, you know students and care about their success. Successful students are...
26 Jun 2012
Philadelphia's School Of The Future Hosts A Screening Of The Matt Damon-Narrated Film 'American Teacher'
Guest post by Andrew Ko, the senior director of innovation for Microsoft's U.S. education business. Continue the conversation with him on Twitter at @AndrewKo888 . American Teacher is a documentary that chronicles the stories of four teachers living and working in disparate urban and rural areas of...
15 Dec 2011
Shape The Future: Microsoft Announces Three-Year Program To Bridge The Digital Divide At Clinton Global Initiative
Guest post by Dan MacFetridge, director of Microsoft's Shape the Future program. Learn more on the Shape the Future page on Facebook . Connecting children to the Internet and all the resources it provides is one of America's greatest challenges. Currently, the U.S. is ranked 18th in the world in Internet...
22 Sep 2011
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