Voices of Inspiration

Become inspired by education leaders, innovators and visionaries from all
across the globe – every day of the year.

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Greg Butler- A Tribute

When we tragically lost our friend Greg Butler last month, we lost more than an exemplary colleague. We lost a man who was not only committed to improving education, but willing to do the hard work necessary to make that … Continue reading

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Building a Safer Social Network for Students and Teachers – Andrew West, UK

When it comes to critical 21st century skills, communication is at the top of the list, and rightly so. But for students and teachers, basic communication – or lack thereof – often represents a significant obstacle to effective teaching and … Continue reading

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Developing OneNote for Education: A Program Manager’s Story – Mike Tholfsen, USA

We talk every day here at Daily Edventures about innovation. And while innovation in education is our focus, innovation in the broader sense is also core to our mission. When you work at Microsoft, innovation is a mandate. But that … Continue reading

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Preserving the Cherokee Language through Engaging Technologies. – Roy Boney, Jr., USA

“The Cherokee people have endured many things over the centuries, but despite the historical hardships, we have prospered,” says Roy Boney, Jr. “One of our biggest challenges is creating content in our language that is engaging for our children. The

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“Lessons are not only in the school anymore: they are everywhere, allowing every student to practice and consolidate their learning.” – Maria Jose Sanchez Garcia, Spain

When we first visited Julio Verne Bilingual School in 2012, we learned a lot about how the school was integrating technology to support its unique cooperative learning approach. Three years later, school principal Maria Jose Sanchez Garcia confirms that those … Continue reading

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“Students will be creators of knowledge rather than consumers.” – Gioko Maina, Kenya

As a science teacher, Anthony Gioko transformed his classroom with technology in many ways, ultimately helping his students to win national honors. But as a school leader in charge of professional development, he must ensure that all of the teachers … Continue reading

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Special Interview: Innovative Education with Distance Learning and Apps – Koen Timmers, Belgium

“Since the moment I became a teacher, in 2000, I’ve been passionate about e-learning. I founded my own educational website www.zelfstudie.be, on which digital courseware are published. Completed an additional master course “Technology Enhanced Learning,

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Collaboration Tools Help Students Work Smarter, Not Harder – Kelli Etheredge, USA

When Kelli Etheredge made her first appearance in Daily Edventures three years ago, she had plenty to say about what makes for engaging learning. But given how fast teaching with technology is changing, we wanted to check back in with … Continue reading

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“Sense of direction is one of the biggest gaps.” – Candice Carpenter Olson, USA

Heading out into the “real world” after graduation can be a downright humbling experience. And with the ever-growing skills gap that employers see in recent graduates (a Gallup poll showed that only 14 percent of Americans and only 11 percent … Continue reading

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Technology Inspires the Youngest of Learners – Lizabeth Conklin, USA

Valentine’s Day has been the inspiration for many a poem, love song and wedding engagement. For Lizabeth Conklin and her class of kindergarteners, it inspired an entirely new way of teaching and learning. “We sent a ‘virtual valentine’ to a … Continue reading

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“Acquiring 21st century skills is a two-way process.” – Dimitrios Charalambidis, Greece

For Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Dimitrios Charalambidis, education transformation isn’t a discussion that applies to the future. For Charalambidis, the future is already here. “What makes me most excited about the future is the here-and-now reality,” says Charalambidis. “It is … Continue reading

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“I touch the future. I teach.” – Poonam Dogra, India

Teaching in a remote area of northern India presents its share of challenges – from power outages to slow-to-change local attitudes about education. In the face of these challenges, Poonam Dogra has embraced new teaching approaches and technology, and her … Continue reading

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1:1 Learning Sets Greek School Apart – Economou Vassilis, Greece

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“We need a paradigm change.” – Abdulkabeer Ishola, Nigeria

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Creating Young Entrepreneurs in the Dominican Republic – Maria Lorraine de Ruiz-Alma

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From Data Analyst to Tech Inspiration: Tonia Galati’s Journey

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Fostering Change in Indian Classrooms – Meenakshi Uberoi, India

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A Case for Change: Reflections of a Seasoned School Leader – Tony Bryant, Australia

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Building a Professional Learning Community Pays Dividends – Wendell Sumter

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Rethinking the Very Nature of What It Means to be an Educator – George Saltsman, USA