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- “We realize that the world is changing and our kids will live in a different world and work in jobs that are not yet created. It’s our duty to give them the best competencies in order to achieve their 21st century goals.” – M. Doukas, Greece
- “The most important thing right now is that we are trying to get the standards in the hands of the population and bridge the gap between teachers and parents so we can start communicating around the standards, and that will take some considerable effort.” – Mick Hewitt, USA
- “I hope one of the things I can contribute to this world is the opportunity for more children to have access to the best education possible by using technology to extend the reach of great teachers, redesign schools in student-centric ways, and bring the joy back into the learning process.” – Heather Staker, USA
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Professional Learning Networks on Twitter, teachmeets, Skype collaboration, endless edutech applications – it can be a daunting task to find the time to learn about the technology available to teachers, let alone to know what is really working. In a … Continue reading
“Nothing is constant but change.” This famous quote rings especially true in the world of education today. With technology leading a revolution in education – through MOOCs, flipped classrooms, smartboards and social media – it is clear that the classrooms … Continue reading
While the concept of 1-to-1 learning (one device per one student) has been around for decades, its success can be measured to varying degrees. Yet something can be learned from both the successes and failures of the schools that are … Continue reading
As part of our focus this month on teachers here at Daily Edventures, I’m pleased to share a one-hour special created by TED, WNET, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting titled, “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen.” John Legend … Continue reading
If you think technology in K12 classrooms is being adopted slowly, well, you might want to think again. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center – who surveyed teachers across the US – technology use is ubiquitous in K-12 … Continue reading
As we focus on teachers throughout the month of May, did you know that the supply of teachers throughout the world is falling, while the demand for teachers is growing? According to the latest UIS data, the world needs to … Continue reading
Disruptive change in education is never easy or without controversy and the growing Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) trend is no exception. While many are touting the benefits of MOOCs in equalizing access to education, scaling innovation (and the reach … Continue reading
While we talk a lot about technology here at Daily Edventures, we also believe that technology is not a silver bullet to the challenges that face educators today. Preparing our students for the 21st century, and the jobs and economy … Continue reading
“I like the look and feel, the colors and the form that (allows me to) customize everything on the desktop.” – Ira Perez, Teacher, Puerto Rico
As we often say here at Daily Edventures, it takes more than technology to achieve meaningful progress on the road to education reform. But technology does play a key role. Every day, I hear from teachers, and we’ve featured a … Continue reading
Today is a big day here at Daily Edventures: we are thrilled to premier our very first Daily Edventures Web Show! If you’re not yet familiar with the Daily Edventures Web Show, here’s what it’s all about: every day, I … Continue reading
Technology has been a part of classroom education for years, but traditional pedagogy – in brick and mortar schools – remains fundamentally unchanged. That’s the view of Microsoft’s Senior Advisor to the CEO, Craig Mundie, and he has some fascinating … Continue reading
As leader of Microsoft’s Local Language Program (LLP) and a Daily Edventures alum, Carla Hurd works each day to ensure students have access to technology in their native languages, and strives to help preserve those languages and to help them … Continue reading
Women are making great strides in STEM careers, and we need to celebrate those successes – frequently and loudly — as we work to inspire the next generation of women leaders. Here at Daily Edventures, we’ve met a number of … Continue reading
What an honor to share with you that Daily Edventures has been selected by EdTech Magazine for “The 2013 Dean’s List: 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs.” EdTech asked its readers to submit their favorite blogs and vote on the submissions … Continue reading
The value — and potential — of video as a medium for education and communication is a frequent topic of discussion here at Daily Edventures. So it’s only fitting that we take advantage of video to recognize and highlight the work … Continue reading
You never know where good ideas will come from, and if you ask Innovation Consultant Charles Leadbeater, some of the best ideas come from the least likely places. In this TED talk, Leadbeater shares his experiences looking for radical innovation … Continue reading
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. We talk a lot about the importance of STEM education here at Daily Edventures. As this infographic from the Smithsonian Science Education Center points out, people who understand STEM subjects are more competitive, productive and engaged … Continue reading
With its many apps and cross-platform power, Windows 8 is, without question, the most universal platform Microsoft has ever offered, and the possibilities it offers to educators are limitless. In my travels over the past few months, I’ve talked to … Continue reading
Wearing yellow t-shirts that say, “I Love Charb,” the students at Zillah High School in Washington State have something big to cheer about: their teacher, Jeff Charbonneau, was named National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State … Continue reading
In the US, May 7 is National Teacher Day, thanks to the work of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who first persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day in 1953. It’s a day set aside to honor … Continue reading