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“We are a collaborative group where I’m only a mentor who helps my students to go their way.” – Olga Ilchenko, Russia

Olga Ilchenko Educational Expert Federal Institute of Education Moscow, Russia As a teacher trainer, Olga Ilchenko has been working with Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIEs) and Microsoft Showcase Schools for years, always searching for the best methods for these educators and … Continue reading

“I realized how important education is in the 21st century, and that some of my teaching methods need to evolve.” – Karel Rejthar, Czech Republic

Karel Rejthar Teacher, ICT Manager Střední škola zemědělská a potravinářská Klatovy, Czech Republic @karelrejthar Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) Karel Rejthar knows that his students have infinite sources from which they can learn. As a result, he doesn’t believe in … Continue reading

“I lead by example and share my story daily on Twitter, hoping that it helps someone who might be nervous about taking a risk to just do it.” – Benjamin Kelly, Canada

Benjamin Kelly Teacher/Lead of Innovation Design Anglophone East School District Moncton, New Brunswick @BBTNB Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) Benjamin Kelly has a full toolbox when it comes to practicing Universal Design for Learning. And his favorite activities in his toolbox always include Microsoft’s Minecraft Education … Continue reading

“Confining students behind desks will not work anymore in a technology classroom because that is not how engineers, designers, and other creative professionals work.” – Shepherd Simango, South Africa

Shepherd Simango Design & Technology Teacher/Computer Applications Teacher St. Stithians Girls’ College Johannesburg, South Africa @shex72 As a technology teacher and Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE), Shepherd Simango encourages his students to be explorative, especially when they are faced with a … Continue reading

“We created a learn-from-each-other environment.” – Mohammad Aliff Bin Othman, Malaysia 

Mohammad Aliff Bin Othman Geography Teacher MRSM Tun Mohammad Fuad Stephens Sandakan, Malaysia @aliffothman04  When Mohammad Aliff Bin Othman began his career as a Geography teacher, he felt the stress most new teachers feel: How could he best manage his … Continue reading

It Starts With You…You Are The Change – Joe Lemaron, Africa

“My greatest dream for education would be that students will move away from being just consumers of information, but become problem solvers, innovators, producers, global citizens,” says Joe Lemaron.

Hadi Partovi

“Embrace your own inner fear. It’s the easiest way to get started.” – Hadi Partovi, USA

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on March 7, 2016. If you have been following the conversation about students learning how to code, you’ve likely heard … Continue reading

Twitter, an Author, a Teacher and her Students: A Story of Collaboration — Marie-Hélène Fasquel, France

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on September 28, 2015. When we first talked with Daily Edventures alum Marie-Hélène Fasquel last year, she spoke passionately about … Continue reading

No classrooms. No teachers. No blackboards. No exams.

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on January 10, 2012.   At first glance it’s pretty obvious: Colegio Fontán is different. No classrooms. No teachers. No … Continue reading

“With accessible technology, we have the opportunity to break down barriers to education (and beyond) for people with disabilities.” – Megan Lawrence, USA

Megan Lawrence Accessibility Technical Evangelist, Microsoft    Redmond, Washington, USA   Megan Lawrence is part of a team on a mission to reduce the unemployment rate for people with disabilities. This is a monumental task, but one Lawrence will not shy away … Continue reading

“In times of fake news, the understanding of statistics is not only a mathematical competence, it is a political one.” – Torsten Traub, Germany

    Torsten Traub Middle School Teacher, MIE Expert Realschule Neureut Karlsruhe, Germany @EduBlackforest Working as a teacher in Singapore was a career-defining experience for Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Torsten Traub. “I learned a lot by talking and working … Continue reading

“The biggest challenge is parents believing in the school’s vision of digital transformation.” – Paramjeet Kaur Dhillon, India

Paramjeet Kaur Dhillon Head Teacher Kamla Nehru Public School Punjab, India @pkdhillon08 It’s been one year since Paramjeet Kaur Dhillon’s school decided to implement 1:1 learning, and while it’s been a huge success for the students and teachers, the road … Continue reading

“Discovering the Microsoft Educator Community was a huge turning point for me as an educator.” – Liz Wilson, UK

Liz Wilson Class Teacher, 21st Century Learning Lead Danesfield School Marlow, United Kingdom @Primarymrsw No matter how old you are, few things can capture attention like a game. That’s why gamification is gaining such a foothold in the world of … Continue reading

“Technology is a tool for teaching, not a substitution for the teachers.” – Artur Rudnicki, Poland

Artur Rudnicki Teacher V-CE Head Master Radom Technical School Radom, Poland Most of the educators we speak with here at Daily Edventures have a “moment” that sticks out as a defining time in their career. For Artur Rudnicki – an … Continue reading

“We must teach competencies rather than content. Students must learn how to solve problems and face new situations.” – María Florencia Conforti, Argentina

María Florencia Conforti English Teacher Belgrano Day School Buenos Aires, Argentina @florconforti1 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) María Conforti may teach English literature and grammar, but she’s just as interested in helping her students learn how to think. And when … Continue reading

“There aren’t 25 equal students in my classroom, there are 25 different individuals, dreaming different dreams and hoping for different future lives.” – Susanna Jilka

Susanna Jilka Teacher PraxisMittelSchule PH Wien Vienna, Austria @woodstocksj Connecting her students to new classrooms and experiences is a big part of Susanna Jilka’s mission. “It’s a small world – isn’t it? Every child deserves an education,” Jilka says. “I … Continue reading

“We need passion and constant innovation in teaching.” – Nam Ngo Thanh, Vietnam

Nam Ngo Thanh Grade 5th Teacher Vietnam Australia International School Ho Chi Minh City/ Vietnam @mrnamvas “I think that a successful classroom is one in which students feel at home, teachers are like parents, and friends are like brothers,” says … Continue reading

“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

“Being introduced to the Microsoft Surface was an education game-changer for my fixed-technology mindset.” – Summer Winrotte, USA

Summer Winrotte Digital Instructional Coach and Math Teacher Tecumseh Junior High, Lafayette School Corporation West Lafayette, Indiana, USA @SummerWinrotte For Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Summer Winrotte, using technology in her classroom wasn’t always a given. In fact, she was downright … Continue reading

“I’ve seen the immense learning that occurs, that I wouldn’t otherwise be able to provide, through connections my students make using Skype” – Karey Killian, USA 

Karey Killian Library Media Specialist Milton Area School District Milton, Pennsylvania, USA @CoLIBRAtoRY  Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Karey Killian’s first ISTE experience was a memorable one. “I felt empowered to share ideas and experiences that could help instill the … Continue reading