April 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary, the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience. However, at each level—middle […]

Microsoft Purchase of MinecraftEdu Leaves Educators Leery of Change

With Microsoft’s acquisition of MinecraftEdu, the software giant released details about its own educational version: Minecraft Education Edition. And the questions started flying.

Microsoft @ISTE–Surface & Bing for Schools

Among the many sticky conversations I had at ISTE was one I had with Cameron Evans, Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer, who generously took the time to introduce this confirmed Apple girl to Windows 8–the biggest change in windows since 1983.   We also discussed two big Microsoft projects aimed at education. 1. First a disclaimer/confession: I am […]

Microsoft Gives Partners in Learning $250 Million More to Support Education Innovation Globally

Microsoft has committed $250 million to its Partners in Learning program, a worldwide education initiative that offers resources to both students and teachers.