Tag: 21st Century Skills

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How an assessment tool can help you teach 21st century skills

It takes a lot of courage to shift from traditional teacher-led training to flipped classrooms with deep, personalized learning paths. When adding the challenge of teaching 21st century skills to your pure subject knowledge, you need time and effort initially to re-configure your safe and familiar lesson plans. However, those who have tried it say there’s no going... Read more

MIE Expert Vicent Gadea

How MIE Expert Vicent Gadea prepares students for tomorrow’s challenges

For someone who has been teaching for just seven years, Vicent Gadea’s passionate contributions to education speak to a long, passionate history and the beginnings of a new world for learning. Based in Valencia, Spain, this educator and MIE Expert is also a Microsoft Teacher Ambassador, a Skype Master Teacher, and a Microsoft Master trainer. He has built his classrooms... Read more

Save the date for our next TweetMeet on March 21.

TweetMeet on #MakeWhatsNext: Join #MSFTEduChat live from #E2 on Mar. 21

Is that a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s our next #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet taking flight! On March 21st at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. PDT, we’ll be LIVE on Twitter from E² with Educator Super Heroes discussing how students can be empowered to #MakeWhatsNext with technology. For this upcoming #MSFTEduChat, we’ll be joined by eight exceptional hosts, live from E² in... Read more

MIE Expert Steve Isaacs with students in the classroom.

MIE Expert makes a collaborative world in the classroom with Minecraft

Steve Isaacs has twice encountered epiphanies on his career path. The first came when he was taught game-based learning in high school, before game-based learning was even a thing. The next was realizing it was possible to make a career from mixing his two biggest passions: teaching and technology. Today, he’s built a classroom that paves the way for his students to have... Read more

James Burke looks at a screen with students to interpret seismological data.

How teachers are hacking STEM in everyday classrooms

The first thing you notice about James Burke and Jason Ewert is their boundless passion for hands-on learning. It’s in the way they talk about the eager young minds in their classroom. It’s in the way they can’t help but finish one another’s sentences. It lives in their quest to find new ways of teaching in the real world. “In the 16 years that I’ve been... Read more

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MIE Spotlight: Megan Lipinczyk on student empowerment and collaboration through OneNote

The MIE Spotlight welcomes Megan Lipinczyk, a 5th grade educator from Tampa, Florida. Megan uses OneNote to foster both expression, collaboration, peer-to-peer, and even peer-to-adult teaching with her students. Hi, everyone! I’m SO excited to be a guest for the MIE Spotlight. Let’s start with a little background about myself: Born in Tampa, I grew up outside of... Read more