Tag Archives: Technology

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

“When I started to realize that I didn’t have to teach alone, and that there were many mentors and resources to turn to, my teaching was transformed.” – Meenoo Rami

Meenoo Rami Manager, Minecraft Education at Microsoft Seattle, Washington, USA @meenoorami Meenoo Rami has taken a diverse path as an educator – both in the traditional sense, and also in the world of technology. Rami is a national board certified … Continue reading

Five years celebrating everyday heroes  

Celebrating five years of Daily Edventures  Five years ago, we started an incredible journey to showcase the stories of education heroes from all around the globe. Over the course of this journey, we’ve featured hundreds of accounts of innovation, struggle, … Continue reading

Making technology work for every type of student – Josh Davis, USA

As an instructional technology coach, Josh Davis is not only among the first to try out new technology at his school, he also gets to experience the initial excitement from both teachers and students when they get to try something … Continue reading

“Kids who ‘own’ their learning are destined to do the most amazing things.” – USA

“Art education programs sit dangerously close to the chopping block during times of financial difficulties.” – USA

“Don’t try too many things at once. Find one thing to do, do it right, and start small. If it is successful, it will grow.” – USA

“The assessment/No Child Left Behind frenzy has left many students thinking that math is about applying formulas and simply getting an answer rather than about problem solving and discovering answers.” – USA

“Students engage in and remember lessons from unique classroom experiences; the old lecture style formats do not work with today’s students.” – USA

“Teachers need to find their own ways to learn and not wait for professional development to come to them.” – USA

“I would like to prevent the over-commercialization of education.” – India

“The biggest obstacle in the US is the single-minded obsession with testing and accountability with little or no effort to help teachers improve.” – USA

“Education needs to be more than about making a living, but about making a life.” – USA

The “Flipped Classroom” starts with one question: what is the best use of my face-to-face class time?

“When you talk about putting an Xbox in the classroom the first thing you think is “you’re putting a video game in the classroom?”- USA

“It’s like science. See what is already known about the problem and then purposefully ‘experiment’ in your class.” – USA

“Kids don’t vote, and parents often don’t have the educations they deserve and don’t know how to change things, so the caretaking of our future is left to the teachers and administrators.” – USA

“Be patient. Through consistent work and cooperation, the positive results are inevitable.” – Macedonia

“Game making is the best activity I can imagine for kids to be involved with – being on a team, working together to make something.” – USA

“One teacher at a time, one lesson at a time, one innovative idea at a time; a transformation is taking place in our schools.” – USA