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“ALL students should engage in creative problem-solving activities and hands-on project-based-learning programs. [It] seems like much of this is still limited to the gifted and talented programs, but ALL students — and our community and world — could benefit from gaining these skills.” – Tricia Berry, USA

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Southern University at New Orleans Rebuilds with Microsoft

After Hurricane Katrina destroyed this HBCU school’s property and resources, Southern University at New Orleans chose Microsoft to help reconstruct their IT solutions from the ground up.

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What if students designed their own schools…

A small town in the United States experiments with self-directed learning at its public high school. A group of students gets to create their own school-within-a-school and they learn only what they want to learn. Does it work? Let me know what … Continue reading

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“People are coming into the workplace with technical skills, but they lack so many of the fundamental human relational skills that are required now because the nature of problems in the workplace are so complex…” – David Conley, USA

It’s no secret that there’s a growing disconnect between what employers need from students coming out of universities, and the ability of the new graduates to fill those needs. Career readiness in today’s world is about so much more than … Continue reading

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“It bothers me that we bring math from the real world into the classroom by way of textbooks on paper, where the problems…look lifeless on the page.” – Dan Meyer, USA

We all know that STEM subjects are essential in the 21st century workplace. We also know that these subjects – particularly math – are often overlooked or even avoided by students. Let’s face it: math class doesn’t have the greatest … Continue reading

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“We always look at the educational outcomes we want, then we back-track to the device, and ask what device and software combination will allow us to do that.” – Peter West, Australia

On my recent visit to Brisbane, Australia for an amazing Edutech Conference, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Peter West, an education technology specialist who is helping to transform learning at his school. Just as important, he’s helping … Continue reading

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Infographic: Words Not To Live By

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“Although Japan seems to have a blessed educational environment, there is a gap due to various factors. Education of physically and mentally handicapped children is behind compared to Europe or the U.S.” – Michio Inaba, Japan

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“…Everyone has a story. Everyone has a struggle. And everyone needs help along the way.” – Pearl Arredondo, USA

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“Technology provides us with new tools from which to explore and communicate our ideas, but the heart of education will always be personal relationships – with or without technology.” – Katie Brown, USA

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Microsoft in Education Infographic

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“I don’t get a huge Christmas bonus, but when I get a handwritten letter from a student explaining to me how I made a difference in their lives, that’s priceless.” – Sean McComb, USA

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“As best practices are being developed for connected, mobile, personal learning, we need to have the political will to change our historic systems. Seat time, age cohorts, drill and kill – these all have to go.” – Joel Heinrichs, USA

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Managing the Classroom with ClassPolicy

A while back, I had the privilege to sit down and talk with Bob Chung, Class Policy’s creator and CEO of AssistX Education. Now I am excited to share this video of how Louis, a teacher at James Madison Middle School, gets his … Continue reading

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What is a Flipped Classroom Infographic

The concept of a Flipped Classroom has been discussed quite a bit here at Daily Edventures.  At its core, the Flipped Classroom is about changing the dynamics of the classroom. The lecture becomes homework, and time in class is spent problem … Continue reading

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Leon County Schools 1:1 Digital Initiative: Empowering Teachers and Engaging Students

Leon County Schools in Tallahassee, FL launched the initial phase of their 1:1 digital initiative during the 2013-2014 school year. Watch this video to learn about the district’s objectives for the initiative, hear initial student reactions and learn why the … Continue reading

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Project-Based Learning: Success Start to Finish

In a small town, about 12 miles east of Austin, Texas, Manor New Technology High School is a devoted to teaching every subject to every student through project-based learning. Go inside Manor New Technology High School, where an unwavering commitment … Continue reading

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Education First Infographic

This infographic accurately depicts the pressing need to make sure all primary aged children are able to attend school. Not only do children need to attend school, we need to improve the quality of learning. Too many students finish school … Continue reading

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“There are not enough tools for teachers. We are trying to give them, in one place, very powerful visual tools that get kids excited.” – Ondrej Homola, Czech Republic

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“Respecting people’s learning styles puts the student at the center of the learning experience, which is where he or she should be.” – Lauren Aguirre, USA