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“We want to create students that are as innovative as Steve Jobs, as determined as Michael Jordan, as brave as Rosa Parks, as creative as Walt Whitman, as efficient as Henry Ford, as passionate as Oprah Winfrey and as kind as Mister Rogers.” – Ryan Devlin, USA

International Day of the African Child 2014

On June 16th every year, the African Union and its Partners celebrate the Day of the African Child (DAC), in commemoration of the 1976 protests by school children in Soweto, South Africa. In 1991, the African Union Assembly passed a resolution … Continue reading

“If we can trust and empower schools, then we are more likely to unleash creativity, to expand thinking, to provide meaningful and relevant opportunities and experiences for their communities.” – Adam Nye, USA

Core of Education: My Thoughts on Holistic Education Reform

A couple of months ago, I attended the Education Innovation Summit, sponsored by GSV (short for “Global Silicon Valley”) Advisors. The summit featured some amazing speakers – from government leaders to entrepreneurs to some of the innovative educators who are … Continue reading

Skype in the Classroom and the Extraordinary Lesson

This video is just one of many examples of the inspiring learning experiences being created everyday around the world through the Skype in the classroom teacher community.  Through a partnership with the team at GOOD, Skype enabled Founder and Chief Shoe Giver at … Continue reading

“One thing that students must learn is to use their resources. Many people have the mentality that they can do it on their own but it is important to have other people’s ideas to be incorporated together. The saying that two minds are better than one is very true. Everyone has different strengths.” – Victoria Parisi, USA

21st Century Classroom: YouTube at Kent-Meridian High School

Learn about how one teacher, Mike Christiansen, a 9th grade social studies teacher at Kent-Meridian High School in Kent, WA, uses YouTube in his classroom to transform it into a 21st century learning environment.

“It’s not about going to school to pass a bunch of tests… to me, it’s about educating each other to learn how to create a better world.” – Malcolm London, USA

“Our work does not change, our work is change. We’re constantly adapting and using new tools to better help students.” – Kader Adjout, USA

Exemplary Innovation in Action at Dana Elementary School

How have schools successfully transformed their students’ learning experiences by incorporating 21st Century Skills into teacher practice, curriculum, assessment, and professional development? With assistance from a grant from the Pearson Foundation, the 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program highlights best practices … Continue reading

Building Formative Assessment into Game-Based Learning

Game-based learning (GBL) it is an innovative practice that is working to engage kids in learning important 21st century skills and content. In this sixth grade classroom at Quest to Learn, ongoing feedback is embedded throughout the course of a collaborative … Continue reading

2014 Global Forum – Educator Spotlight – Armenia

Meet Sona Manikin from Armenia, another one of our amazing educators at the 2014 Global Forum. Sona presented “The Impact of Music On Teenagers” which is a learning activity where students learn about the impacts of music – its advantages … Continue reading

“Work on an app that you feel passionate about…You’ll be challenged every day, so you must be clear of your ultimate vision for the app and who will benefit from it.” – Marc Zimmerman, USA

“We have this wonderful thing called the Internet, and we need to try to leverage it to ease the friction… and show people they just might have more in common than what they’re being told.” – Robin Pettyfer, Philippines

“I love being teacher. I believe that teaching is more than imparting knowledge – it is inspiring change.” – Elshimaa Ismail, Egypt

High School Teachers Meet the Challenges of PBL Implementation

Teachers at one of Microsoft’s Mentor Schools, Sammamish High School in Washington, share their difficulties and triumphs as their school moves from traditional delivery of instruction to schoolwide problem-based learning.

Not every profession has its own special appreciation week, but when it comes to a job as important as teaching, the entire nation shows up to express their gratitude.

While Teacher Appreciation Week gives us an excellent opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions of educators, it’s also a reminder for all of us – wherever we are — to celebrate teachers every day of the year. I hope you’ll … Continue reading

“Teach a kid to embrace and overcome failure, and they will be prepared to face the kinds of challenges kids really face in life – especially if they intend to take on the biggest issues of our time – issues they will have to take on, and will have to fail many times to get right.” – Erik N. Martin, USA

National Teacher Day: Thanking our Everyday Heroes

One of my favorite questions that we ask in our Daily Edventures interviews is: “Can you tell us about a favorite teacher, or someone who made a difference in your education?” Almost universally, our most innovative teachers attribute their success … Continue reading

Celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week

Kronos created the Thanks to a Teacher video greeting as a way to express thanks to all teachers for the role they play in fostering a learning environment that inspires the workforce of the future.