TeachTec

A discussion of relevant and effective ways to use technology to inspire teaching and engage students.

Pencils, Books and Coffee - How Students Are Inspired to Take Global Action!

I suppose this will not come as much of a surprise, especially for those teaching middle and high...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 07/07/2011

Helping teens figure out how to compete in a competitive job market

This post could apply beyond teens as it really is about: how does someone put their best foot...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 06/17/2011

2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum – Round Two - Finalists Announced!

Today, we are excited and humbled by the many applications we received for the 2011 U.S. Partners in...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 06/08/2011

Acer + OneNote=Webcast for Educators

Note taking: The 21st Century way – that sounds like a good title for a book. Sorry I digress. We’re...

Author: Microsoft at Penn State Date: 06/07/2011

First-ever Innovative Education Forum People’s Choice Video Awards

May 15th wrapped-up Round 2, the final round of applications for the 2011 Partners in Learning U.S....

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 05/19/2011

Taking a Creative Approach to Stop Bullying

Bullying has been an unfortunately hot topic in recent months, though not something new in our...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 05/12/2011

Can you develop the next Gates or Zuckerberg in high school? Combining computer science and entrepreneurship

I think almost any high school kid you meet is interested in making money. Though I bet most are...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 05/06/2011

Alex, the answer is “Elisabeth Raab competing on Jeopardy?”

  That would be the correct response to the Jeopardy question: “who is the coolest teacher you...

Author: Microsoft at Penn State Date: 05/05/2011

The math teacher I wish I had. Microsoft Innovative Educator Profile: Tom Gaffey, Math Educator, School of the Future

In my last post I featured the teachers and projects that were accepted in Round 1 of the Partners...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 05/01/2011

2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum - Round One - Finalists Announced!

We are very excited to see the first round of finalists for our premier teacher recognition program...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 04/25/2011

Ribbon Hero Reset - UNSUPPORTED UNSUPPORTED - but hey it works!

So, I just got back from New York and LA doig our Microsoft Innovative Educator training with over...

Author: Microsoft at Penn State Date: 04/15/2011

FREE PLAY–Interrobang–it pays to play!

Eveyone always asks what is InterroBang?! – Well, the definition from Bing defines it as a...

Author: Microsoft at Penn State Date: 04/15/2011

Favorite Microsoft Teacher Guide of the Week: Bing Getting Started

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to view Microsoft Teachers Guides I’ve been posting online...

Author: Microsoft at Penn State Date: 02/16/2011

Attention Math Lovers: what does 250,000 equal?

Okay, a bit of a trick question. It is the number of times the new Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 product...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 02/16/2011

Favorite Microsoft Teacher Guide of the Week: Free Tools Getting Started

  I had the pleasure of presenting at FETC 2011 last week in Orlando, FL last week and I’m...

Author: Microsoft at Penn State Date: 02/08/2011

Go ahead, be recognized for the hard work you do

When I talk with educators about what they're doing in the classroom, and even recalling my own...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 01/31/2011

TeachTec @ FETC 2011 tweet you there!

  I’m really hoping to see a lot of educators at FETC in Orlando Florida next week, I’ll be at...

Author: Microsoft at Penn State Date: 01/27/2011

Favorite Microsoft Teacher Guide of the Week: OneNote Getting Started

  I’m glad to see everyone is able to read the Microsoft Teacher Guides online without having...

Author: Microsoft at Penn State Date: 01/25/2011

It’s Tony Time!!! Office Web Apps for everyone!

Hopefully you’ve had the chance to take a look at the Tony Time video posted on YouTube this past...

Author: Microsoft at Penn State Date: 01/21/2011

MLK Day of Service: How do we inspire service in our students? InterroBang?!

Many of you may have the day off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (as you should) and may have already...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 01/14/2011

TeachTec is back and with music now!

Things change often when you work for a big company like Microsoft and as a result the TeachTec blog...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 01/10/2011

Introducing Critical Thinking and Bing curriculum, Office 2010 and more at ISTE in Denver

There is so much to see and talk about here at the Microsoft booth (#1354) at the International...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 06/28/2010

7 Things to See and Do with Microsoft at ISTE 2010

Experiential learning, that is what we are aiming for at this year’s ISTE conference in Denver next...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 06/24/2010

Microsoft @ ISTE (June 27-30, Denver)

We are two weeks away from the big ISTE 2010 conference in Denver, still time to sign-up!  I...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 06/14/2010

#TeachTips is back!

You may have noticed I took a short break from providing daily teacher tech tips (better known as...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 05/24/2010

Engage Your Students with Lessons they can click – try a little Mischief!

For some time now, Microsoft has been talking with educators, students, and others in education...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 05/11/2010

More Simple Ways To Introduce Reluctant Colleagues To Technology

This is the final guest post of the week (see the others below) culminating a special series for...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 05/07/2010

Keeping the Door Of Learning Wide Open

The fourth post in our series running all week featuring guest edu bloggers on a wide range of...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 05/06/2010

The Two Top Areas for Keeping Today's Students Top Notch

This is the third guest post in a series running all week featuring guest edu bloggers.  By...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 05/05/2010

5 More Internet Technologies Educators Should Be Aware Of

As part of our special series this week (see Celebrating Teachers) I am featuring a guest blogger...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 05/04/2010

Do You Blog? I Challenge You!

Good morning. Today is the first of five guest blog posts this week on TeacherTech.  This is a...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 05/03/2010

Celebrating Teachers: Featuring Guest Bloggers

In honor of National Teacher Day in the U.S. next week, I will be featuring five amazing educators...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 04/30/2010

Bing Student Photo Contest: And we have a winner!

After more than 200,000 votes flooded in, the dust has settled and we have a winner in the student...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 04/21/2010

Vote for your favorite photo in the Bing Earth Day photo contest

The finalists have been announced in the Bing Earth Day photo contest and what an amazing group of...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 04/14/2010

Students Across America Solving the World’s Toughest Problems

The Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition hosted annually by Microsoft....

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 03/25/2010

Teacher Guides and Bing Photo Contest for Students

The excitement at the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) event last week in Seattle was...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 03/08/2010

Getting kids to tell their stories

Everyone loves a good story.   And some people are particularly good at telling...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 02/01/2010

Students Developing Workforce Ready Skills While Revitalizing a Community

For the past five years, Microsoft’s Partners in Learning program has been working with New Mexico’s...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 11/13/2009

7 Things Teachers Will Like about Windows 7

So, I haven't posted in awhile, and what better time to post then on the launch day of Windows 7,...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 10/22/2009

Create a Class Workspace, reach your students outside of class

Microsoft for some time has had Office Live Workspaces, a free online service being used by over 4...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 09/16/2009

I am what I learn – Student Video Contest

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to our nation's students inspiring them to try their hardest in...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 09/09/2009

What I learned from watching teachers learn

Earlier this month I had the fortunate opportunity to attend the new Microsoft Teaching 2.0:...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 09/01/2009

Why showing movies in class is a good thing

I think this debate has raged on with educators since we've had those filmstrips teachers used to...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 08/21/2009

Winners of the U.S. Innovative Teachers Forum Announced

Two great days of learning and collaboration at the U.S. Innovative Teachers Forum last week…and now...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 08/17/2009

Dispatches from the Innovative Teachers Forum

Spent the morning looking at some of the fascinating projects I mentioned earlier today in this blog...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 08/13/2009

US Innovative Teachers Forum, Open Talk with Prof. Linda Darling-Hammond

So I made a couple wrong turns on the way from hotel in San Jose to the Microsoft campus in Silicon...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 08/13/2009

Ready to be inspired? Great teachers and cool ideas at the Innovative Teachers Forum

It's been a busy  week, as I have been fortunate to spend time with teachers who are investing...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 08/13/2009

It’s Back to School time again – does that scare or excite you? Maybe it's time to Tweet!

Summer fun coming to end. Work starting again. Maybe you're just yearning to try something new to...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 08/11/2009

How to go "paperless" in your classroom and collaborate along the way

Recently, I've heard about more teachers using technology move away from pushing tons of papers to...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 02/13/2009

A Vision of K12 Students today... a sobering message.

A few minutes ago I just watched an amazing video about how K12 students use technology and how they...

Author: Teach_Tec Date: 02/12/2009

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