Internships are meant to prepare students for the demands and challenges of the workforce. After talking to high school senior (and Microsoft intern) Nathan Lee, we’re learning that today’s interns not only bring a wealth of expertise to their jobs, … Continue reading
Vicent Gadea Mira takes his role of preparing students for the workforce very seriously. By ensuring that his diverse student group embraces technology and stays motivated to learn, he’s helping to ensure a brighter future for them all.
When the Great Recession hit in 2008, Greg Mittleider – like so many Americans – had to take stock. Mittleider was working in the financial industry and after years of prosperity, his current position was looking bleak. There were job … Continue reading
This is a story of struggle, perseverance, and ultimately, triumph. Our story starts with a young Kyle Madinger, born on Christmas. “Kyle was a Christmas baby, and was always the youngest in the class,” his father Brent tells us. “So … Continue reading
Here at Daily Edventures, we love telling stories of teachers who have taken a less-than-direct route to the classroom. Eli Sheldon is one of those educators. As a member of the Microsoft project team, Sheldon worked to keep development efforts
When you talk with Brian Aspinall, the self-described “dork, teacher, coach, blogger and speaker,” it’s impossible to not get excited about the future of education. That’s likely because Aspinall is so passionate about it himself. But it’s also because he … Continue reading
After incorporating technology in his own classrooms for the better part of a decade, Scotland native Jonathan Wylie was looking for an opportunity to broaden his horizons. So when the chance to help other educators discover the benefits of teaching … Continue reading
Linda Foulkes has always loved teaching young students, but she’s found even higher rewards in helping her fellow educators master new technology. This Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert is passionate about the value of learning new
Getting students engaged in learning is a challenge all teachers share, but Milton Chebet sees an even bigger challenge: getting all teachers in Africa to embrace technology.
We always ask our educator heroes who inspired them to become an educator. For most, former teachers or parents top the list. For Tracey Wong, inspiration came from a different place: Her daughter Jaslee.
What’s the best way to teach your students a second language? For Serbian ESL teacher Ana Živković, nothing compares to Skype. Whether it’s talking with Fabien Cousteau (grandson of Jacques Cousteau) in his underwater laboratory during his Mission 31
Innovative education doesn’t just happen during the traditional school day. Thanks to Matt Richards curious students in New Zealand and around the world are able to explore, create and learn in a unique after-school program.
Most every teacher had an inspiring teacher of their own who steered them toward education. To find her own career inspiration, Kaylyn Dorland needed to look no further than her own family.
For Mokhudu Machaba and her colleagues at Ngwananmago Primary School, there was trouble each year, all due to one inhabitant of the school play yard: a Marula tree. “[When it was in season], the fruit fell down and the students … Continue reading
For the lucky students in Erin O’Rourke’s classes, learning about technology is a little dramatic. That’s because O’Rourke – who once worked in an award-winning children’s theatre – is charged with teaching drama and embedding technology into all subjects at
“Agency is incredibly important to my pedagogy; I want my writers to know that they have choices.” – Jane Wong, USA
Jane Wong has reached countless readers through her poetry, and has received many accolades – Fulbright and Kundiman Fellowships and inclusion in anthologies like Best American Poetry 2015 (Scribner) – to name just a few. But for this accomplished Asian-
Twitter, an Author, a Teacher and her Students: A Story of Collaboration — Marie-Hélène Fasquel, France
When we first talked with Daily Edventures alum Marie-Hélène Fasquel last year, she spoke passionately about collaboration – between students and amongst teachers throughout the world – as a means to inspire and engage students. “[Teachers] need to
With the focus put on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) today, teaching these subjects can be a bit overwhelming. Where do you turn to do it “right”? For Troy Smith, the key is using hands-on, tangible methods that get … Continue reading
It’s not unusual for teachers to train other teachers to leverage – and make the most of – technology. In fact, we know it’s one of the most effective ways to scale knowledge. But Natalie Lochhead has taken the concept … Continue reading
Art, nature and technology may seem like indirect routes to helping students master math concepts, but for Hilda Flandez, the approach makes perfect sense. Flandez, a 2015 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, has developed a unique multi-disciplinary software