It’s that time of year when teachers are off on holidays, the sun is meant to be shining (!) and thoughts turn to travel…. I may be outside the classroom and not having the extra long summer holidays at the moment but my thoughts have turned to travel, too. In fact, you could even call that travel the “Dan and Jan World Tour”, as I have travelled to Seattle in the USA with Dan Roberts, also known to many as @chickensaltash, for the very first Partners in Learning Institute. At this week long training event, 50 teachers from all over the world have gathered at Microsoft’s Redmond Headquarters. It’s the first time this training has been run and that the materials, which are well-rooted in quality research into innovative teaching and learning practices, will go on to be shared with teachers all over the world. Watch this space for more about how technology can help learning and how we can effectively analyse the 21st century teaching and learning that is going on in our classroom.