Interview

“In my honest opinion, education is not tied strongly enough to reality.” – Dani Casanova, Spain

Focus

Students Rock the 2014 Global Forum

In our coverage of the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, we’ve talked a good bit about the students from the Saltash.net Community School in Cornwall, England. Four students from this Microsoft Innovative School not only attended the … Continue reading

Interview

“We need creative minds because there’s no easy or obvious way to achieve great solutions for the challenges the world faces today.” – Cristina Isern, Spain

Interview

“Being an entrepreneur can be frustrating and time-consuming, of course. Patience is key.” – Johnnie Lovett, USA

Infographics

The Next Generation of Higher Education Infographic

This infographic depicts how students choose a university mainly to gain training and skills for a future job, and choose a specialization because they feel there is job market growth in that field.

Interview

“Having an uneducated mother who is supportive of me getting educated really drives me to achieve great things. She also showed me that education goes beyond school.” – Elaine Nkosi, South Africa

Interview

“My main motivation for being involved in the field of education is that I wholeheartedly believe that education is a gift that should be given to everybody. And I try my best to make that happen.” – Emilio Homedes, Spain

Focus

Apps From the Dark Side, by 14-year old Felix

Video

A School-Friendly Framework That Supports Students To Discuss, Pursue and Present Their Big Ideas

It has been almost two weeks now since TED-Ed Clubs was launched. TED-Ed Clubs aims to introduce a school-friendly framework that supports students in meeting regularly to discuss, pursue and present their big ideas in the form of short TED-style Talks. … Continue reading

Interview

“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

Focus

Portugal’s Microsoft Kids Experience: Creative Learning Engagement Under the Sea

While we typically highlight the work of innovative teachers here at Daily Edventures, sometimes our own colleagues surprise us with a creative approach to learning innovation. When Microsoft Portugal opened its new headquarters office in Lisbon, they knew they wanted … Continue reading

Focus

Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change

Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change is back for a second year! When it comes to social change, launching entrepreneurial ventures, and coming up with the next generation of big ideas, we know that nothing matches the creativity and passion of youth. … Continue reading

Computer Science Week

“I love computer science…The class helped me discover my passion. Maybe someone else has it too and they can learn from me.” – Ifrah Abshir

To wrap up Computer Science Education Week I want to share with you an inspiring video one of our TEALS students, Ifrah Abshir. To learn about Ifrah’s story, read here.

Computer Science Week

The Kodu Kup competition drew more than 500 students between the ages of 7 and 14, challenging them to code and create a game from scratch using the visual programming language Microsoft Kodu – Holly Bridges, Shauna Coates, and Kayleigh Bennett – UK

Interview

“We need to think about ways to reduce the passion gap in education. Innovations in education, like increased access to technology and attention to alternative or experiential learning, both have the potential to make a difference.” – Dan Hoffmann, USA

Interview

“Students deserve to have freedom to question old ideas, to experience learning processes, to explore and innovate and to present their ideas with confidence. Our students are basically born leaders…” – Nisar Moosa, Pakistan

“For young people in particular, I think ‘climate change’ are two words that have been hammered into us since we’ve been going to school, but I don’t think it has been presented to us in the proper way.” – Maya Burhanpurkar, Canada

“I think that I started off so low that the only way to go was up. That created a foundation in me to strive for big dreams and big goals. But what it came down to was that someone invested in me and believed in me…” – Tania Santiago, USA

“A lot more girls need to be educated beyond the high school level. They need the skills to be able to survive in the workplace, know their rights, and emerge as leaders.” – Mary Mwende, Keyna

Computer Science Education Sparks Potential in Rural Youth