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“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on September 6, 2012.

“Our students need to find their place in this new digital environment and be ready for the new challenges.” – Stefan Malter, Germany 

Stefan Malter University Lecturer/Chief Editor Technical University of Dortmund/nrwision – TV learning channel Dortmund, Germany @StefanMalter Before becoming a university lecturer, Stefan Malter worked as a television journalist. But he always felt the need to give something back, to offer … Continue reading

Valerie Anglemyer

“My students have always seen the problems in the world, but now we are concentrating on looking beyond the problem to the solution.” – Valerie Anglemyer, USA 

Valerie Anglemyer Instructional Coach and Seventh Grade Humanities Teacher NorthWood Middle School, Wa-Nee Community Schools Wakarusa, Indiana, USA @valanglemyer70  When it comes to leading school transformations, empowerment is one of the key ingredients to success. For Valerie Anglemyer, a 2014 … Continue reading

Uniting to Make a Difference in African Education – MIE Fellows Worldwide

Guest Post by Koen Timmers (MIE Fellow, Belgium) During the E2 conference in Redmond (April 15), all MIE fellows were scheduled for a “Kakuma” session. The fellows were intrigued– was this a new secret tool? Or maybe a team building … Continue reading

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

Social Media for Teaching and Learning

Since 2009, Pearson has been researching faculty use of social media. As a learning company that promotes the effective use of technology, Pearson is acutely aware of how important it is to understand these emerging media, the opportunities they offer … Continue reading

Countdown to the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum Begins!

Are you ready? Are you excited to discover brilliant ideas and hear from the world’s most innovative education thought leaders? Are you ready to get fresh ideas and the tools to make them a reality in your classroom? Well, we … Continue reading

A Challenge to Educators: Take Hold of the Social Media Phenomenon – William Blake, USA

“Hands down, social media is the most exciting innovation in education today. With the use of networking sites, I have all of the experts who are working in the field at my fingertips.” – Amy Ahola, USA


Focus: Greatest Hashtags for Educators

  It’s no secret that collaboration, in addition to being a critical 21st century skill for students, is also a key driver of professional development for educators. Whether working with colleagues in their own schools, meeting like-minded professionals at conferences, … Continue reading

“The best part is that any teacher can bring tech tools into their lessons. You don’t have to be a digital native. It works for digital converts, too!” – Julie Hembree, USA

“Our profession is challenging and many schools and administrators have cut positions because they have not experienced what a dynamic school library program can be. The Library is the learning commons of the school and should be involved in every aspect of student learning.” – Colette Cassinelli, USA

“Gifted kids, second language learners, children with special needs, and average kids can make great advances in academics, self-esteem, and confidence with a steady diet of music and the arts, because it involves so many different learning modalities.” – Jon Schwartz, USA

“The best opportunity for innovation lies in the innate curiosity and creativity of our students and teachers. If we can only unleash it by abandoning the idea that excellence will come from standards and tests.” – Anthony Cody, USA

“It is… critical to treat teachers like the professionals we are. Allow us the flexibility and judgment to try new and innovative approaches to teaching kids. Administrators who help teachers reflect on their practice naturally encourage them to try new things.” – Dave Mendell, USA

“We need to reform how lessons are delivered. Technology is a tool for integration, but without a change in the design of learning and daily lessons, nothing will change.” – Krissy Venosdale, USA

“We have a great opportunity to use digital technologies and the Internet in creative and innovative ways to engage and entertain language students.” – Kieran Donaghy, Spain

Focus post: The Truth About Facebook and Grades

Focus post: Can Twitter in the Classroom Help Students Get Better Grades?

Focus post: Student Engagement on Facebook