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  • Blog Post: Round 1 Finalists for 2012 Microsoft Partners in Learning Forum

    The big news for me yesterday was at Finalists Announced for Round 1 of the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum . I attended this event as a judge last year and learned an incredible amount from these amazing teachers. This first round announced 44 teachers representing 32 projects from across...
  • Blog Post: The Best and Most Innovative Teachers

    Being somewhat opinionated about the subject (who am I kidding – most subjects) and at the same time being more or less incapable of keeping my opinions to myself I have written here about what makes a good teacher a number of times. I’ve talked about subject matter expertise and passion for the subject...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links 1 August 2011

    Last week was incredible at the US Innovative Education Forum. I’ll have more to say about that as this week goes on. Some great educators to highlight for example. Some lessons learned. And some pictures.BTW one of the teachers at the IEF, Kenneth Holden ( @kennetholden ) has posted his IEF Day...
  • Blog Post: Innovative Education Forum–Judging Day

    Wow! Just WOW! I spent yesterday judging teacher projects as part of the US Innovative Educator Forum in Redmond. It was absolutely inspiring. In fact I would go as far as to say this was the most encouraging day in regards to American education I have ever spent. And yes that includes learning about...
  • Blog Post: Innovative Educator Forum Judge Workshop

    For some competitions one selects a bunch of smart people, hands them a rubric and says “have at it. Be fair.” Honestly though is that really the way to do things? Generally not. When running a serious competition you want good judges, smart people who know their stuff – that’s a given. But you also...
  • Blog Post: Computer Science Related Finalists in the Innovative Education Forum 2011

    Yesterday Microsoft announced the second round of finalists for the Innovative Education Forum . Over in the Teacher Tech blog they listed brief summaries of all of this round’s finalists. I encourage you to read through them. I wanted to highlight the computer science related finalists though...
  • Blog Post: Teaching Students To Create Their Own Business

    One of the things that I tell students when I do career talks is that it has never been easier to start a software business than it is today. Many great companies have been started in hard economic times (Microsoft for example) and many have been started by people who were students at the time. Dell...
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