Personalized Learning

“We see a lot of schools that suffer from what I call ‘shiny object syndrome,’ where they get excited about a tool, and many times, they haven’t really thought through what the curricular impact is of those devices on the school.” – Andrew Shelffo, USA

Welcome to the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum

Welcome to the biggest week in education! Today is the first day of the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona. Over 1,000 of the most innovative and committed educators, school leaders and government officials from nearly 100 countries … Continue reading

“Teachers, as the gatekeepers of the classroom, are the ones that will enable … digital technology to have a positive effect on teaching, learning, student engagement and ultimately learning outcomes.” – Terry Byers, Australia

“The greatest gift we can cultivate in students is their curiosity—our challenge is to make sure children stay curious and feel empowered to solve problems in uniquely innovative ways.” – Cheri Sterman, USA

“Effective approaches in mathematics pedagogy are the social and conceptual approaches rather than the knowledge acquisition and content consumption approaches.” – Cathy Cavanaugh, USA

“We’re looking at the way we teach, the way students learn and the way leaders lead. It’s a movement.” – Max Drummy, Australia

An Introduction to Technology Integration

Integrating technology with classroom practice can be a great way to strengthen engagement by linking students to a global audience, turning them into creators of digital media, and helping them practice collaboration skills that will prepare them for the future.

“We have an opportunity to personalize education and adapt learning in a way that wasn’t possible even a year or two ago.” – Bradley Drewyor, USA

“We have to create one central European education organization, with central skill definitions, central online exams and without any decision possibilities for local or federal administration. Start now!” – Michael Fees, Germany

BETT Week: The Device Decision – Does Your School Have All the Facts?

As I meet with teachers, school leaders and policy-makers here at the BETT show 2014, I’m struck by the complexity of the decisions they’re facing. How do they know that the technology they choose for their school is right for … Continue reading

“I personally believe that the key skill to master is learning how to program a computer. If Marc Andreessen’s prediction that “software is eating the world” turns out to be correct, then it will be paramount to have an understanding of how computers work.” – Michael Bollinger, Germany

The Flipped Classroom with Aaron Sams

Peer into Aaron Sams’ classroom as he explains why he flipped his classroom. Aaron Sams, along with Jonathan Bergmann were the first to flip their classes.

“Some people think that girls’ and women’s ownership and use of these [mobile] devices will automatically lead to their increased interest in computing education options. That has not proven to be true.” – Lucy Sanders, USA

“The use of modern information technology in education helps students to form a creative and productive approach, which is sure to come in handy in their future profession or a process of self-education.” – Oleksii and Oleksandr Tebenko, Ukraine

“As a teacher, we have to understand that we cannot know everything. Fortunately technology has created a platform with which we can reach out to find people who live what we are learning about every day.” – Jessie Mann, Canada

“Education develops overall personality”, Ramesh Namdeo – India

Here is an interview from India and an inspiring infographics about literacy there. Let me know your thoughts @AnthonySalcito 1.      Why is education important to you? Education develops overall personality. 2.      Can you describe the teacher who most influenced you? … Continue reading

“Nothing is Impossible. I want to rather say it should be read as I am possible or I would make it possible with my efforts / abilities.” – Munila Arora, India

“It occurred to me that it would be great to share a drawing created this way as simply as you would share a tweet on Twitter – instantly to all your followers.” – Rich Holdsworth, UK

“Bing for Schools Brings Safe Search to US Classrooms. We’re helping our nation’s schools to teach digital literacy skills” – Matt Wallaert, USA

“Between flipped learning and supporting a ubiquitous learning environment, mobile devices are only going to become more involved in every day classroom practice.” – Lucas Moffitt, Australia