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U.S. Teachers Win at Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 Global Forum

In the lovely setting of the Prague Castle, five teachers from Florida, Michigan and Washington...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 12/02/2012

Reflections in Pictures: Partners in Learning 2012 Global Forum

Here are some images from the past few days from the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 Global...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 12/01/2012

Top Educators to Represent the U.S. at the Partners in Learning Global Forum

16 educators will advance to Prague, Czech Republic to represent the United States at the Microsoft...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 11/25/2012

Engaging Young Students in Knowledge Building and Critical Thinking

We are two weeks away from the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum (#PiLGF) in Prague, Czech...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 11/13/2012

Guest post: The 21st century science project

As we prepare for the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum (#PiLGF) in Prague, Czech...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 10/12/2012

Guest post: Encouraging collaboration and engagement in middle school students

As we prepare for the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum (#PiLGF) in Prague, Czech...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 09/27/2012

Guest post: On A Mission to Stop Bullying with the Canastota Apprentice

Today it is my pleasure to feature a guest post from educator Patricia Ragan (@PatriciaRagan1) and...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 09/21/2012

Guest post: Social Studies educator finds inspiration to engage students

Today I’m featuring a guest post from educator Kim Leegan @KimberlyALeegan,  a first time...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 09/06/2012

Guest post: Surround yourself with passionate educators

Today it is my pleasure to feature a guest post from educator Kim Sivick (@ksivick), a second time...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 08/29/2012

Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum Finalists

This post has been updated on 8/21/12 to include links to each winning project on the Microsoft...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 08/02/2012

Aha! Short Reflections on the Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum

A guest post by Allyson Knox, Academic Program Manager, Microsoft Partners in Learning on her visit...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 08/01/2012

Thank you to the Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum Judges Panel

Today officially kicks-off the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum which I’ve blogged about...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 07/30/2012

Guest post: “Don’t be afraid to be awesome today”

This is one of the occasional guest posts that happen here at @TeachTec. Today it’s my pleasure to...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 07/24/2012

100 Educators to Share Innovative Classroom Practices

We are just two weeks away from having 100 innovative educators descend on Microsoft campus in...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 07/16/2012

Video Game Victory: Students Fight a Growing Epidemic with Technology

In the battle against childhood obesity, many schools are revamping their lunch menus, removing junk...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 06/19/2012

Delivering Success through Technology for Students with Disabilities

Homework, tests, reports and pop quizzes are standard fare in the life of a student, but for those...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 06/11/2012

Finalists for the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum

Today we are excited to announce the official list of educators for the Microsoft Partners in...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 06/06/2012

Students Impact Change in Times of Crisis

When a hurricane strikes, thousands of people unite with a common goal to provide disaster relief....

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 05/18/2012

Guest post: Educator Combines Biology and Gaming with Kinect to Engage Students and the Community

As part of a continued occasional series of guest blog posts by Microsoft Partners in Learning US...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 05/01/2012

Guest post: Three-time Partners in Learning US Forum alum reflects on her evolution teaching students and teachers

As part of the continued occasional series of guest blog posts by Microsoft Partners in Learning US...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 04/26/2012

Finalists Announced for Round 1 of the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum

The first round of applications are in for the 8th annual Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 04/17/2012

Silicon Valley educators on their way to the Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum

Last Saturday, on a lovely day in Silicon Valley I had a chance to visit a group of amazing...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 04/11/2012

Guest post: 21st Century Skills a Must-Do in 21st Century Instruction

A guest post from Microsoft Partners in Learning US Forum alumni Melanie Wiscount., who was the...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 04/04/2012

Palm Beach Co. Educators invited to Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum

On Monday I was fortunate to visit Palm Beach Co. School District’s annual Technology Conference...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 03/28/2012

Guest post: Educator Examines His Teaching, Shares His Learning

A guest post from Microsoft Partners in Learning US Forum alumni Lou Zulli, Jr., who was a two-time...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 03/20/2012

Guest post: One Teacher’s Point of View and Reflection

Starting today I am hosting a bi-weekly guest post series from Microsoft Partners in Learning US...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 03/06/2012

Guest post: Daily Insights from the Heroes in Education: Dailyedventures.com

Occasionally I host guest posts from other educators and those within Microsoft. This post I...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 03/05/2012

Teachers Be Recognized For Your Innovative Ideas

Teachers are not recognized enough for the positive impact they make with their students. One of the...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 03/01/2012

Seeking Your Ideas for Gaming and Learning

There seems to be much interest recently on divining the successful intersection between gaming and...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 01/23/2012

Would you have a live TV broadcast from your classroom?

Ok, maybe yes, but how about if this was scheduled first thing Monday morning following a long...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 12/05/2011

Celebrating Teacher Heroes

The Microsoft Partners in Learning 2011 Global Forum wrapped-up last week with a bang. A lovely Gala...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 11/14/2011

Partners in Learning Global Forum–A Reflection in Pictures

The fourth and final day of the Partners in Learning 2011 Global Forum is nearing its end. We will...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 11/10/2011

Sec. of Ed. Arne Duncan visits with US educators and throws a fish!

This morning Sec. of Education Arne Duncan stopped by the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 11/08/2011

12 educators to represent the U.S. at the Partners in Learning Global Forum

Today, 12 U.S. educators, along with 103 educators from across the globe meet in Washington, DC for...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 11/07/2011

Building positive group work ethics in project-based learning

Can you think of a job or profession that is done alone? No co-workers to consult, no team...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 11/04/2011

Who says a 5th grader can’t run a business?

Defining and setting goals is a difficult process. Setting life goals and attempting to answer that...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 10/27/2011

Project-based Learning that’s Preparing Students for the Future

At first this project made my head hurt. Okay, that’s not quite fair, but I had to read Lou...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 10/20/2011

Putting your students in the court room–mock trial, of course

I met Kelli Etheredge just over three years ago. She was selected to attend the Partners in Learning...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 10/13/2011

Students use QR codes to uncover the history around them

I have been blogging a lot recently on how teachers who are making projects real-world and authentic...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 10/10/2011

Want to know the best time to go fishing for salmon in Alaska? Ask a student.

Fishing and land use are two critical issues for the state of Alaska. It may not come as a huge...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 10/05/2011

Flying Fish & Kinect help lead the final U.S. team to the Partners in Learning Global Forum

As many of you might recall there was a fair amount of blogging activity around the Partners in...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 09/26/2011

NBC Education Nation Teacher Town Hall–Join the conversation!

Kicking off this weekend is the second annual NBC News 2011 Education Nation Summit on education...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 09/22/2011

Guest post: A reflection by a U.S. educator visiting Jordan “…a United Nations conference for education”

This is a guest post from Margaret Noble a Media Arts educator from High Tech High in San Diego, CA....

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 09/21/2011

Guest post: U.S. Educators Travel to Jordan to Share Teaching Ideas

This is the first of a couple of guest posts from two U.S. educators who had a rare opportunity to...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 09/20/2011

Microsoft Partners in Learning 2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum – Finalists

On Friday evening we wrapped-up the Partners in Learning 2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum (IEF)...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 08/01/2011

2011 U.S. Innovative Educators Forum Day 1–A Brief Summary

We just wrapped-up the project exhibitions piece of the Partners in Learning 2011 U.S. Innovative...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 07/28/2011

2011 U.S. IEF Keynotes Will Be Streamed Live–Here’s how you tune in…

The 2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum is happening this week in Redmond, WA. 100 top educators...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 07/27/2011

Thank you to the judges for the 2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum

I have been blogging quite a bit on this big event and we have 100 top innovative K-12 educators on...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 07/27/2011

Students Envision Their Future in Spanish

Over the past two years or so in working with a diverse set of educators, digital storytelling, or...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 07/20/2011

Students Animating Fractals, Thinking on Pi and mental illness, and Cryptography? And it’s math class and art class too!

A curated multimedia exhibition entitled, “Illuminated Mathematics” produced by 12th graders may not...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 07/14/2011

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