New York teacher uses Global Problem Solvers: The Series to help kids launch a social enterprise
"We were looking for new, innovative things to do with our students,” says Michael. “The staff and I watched the episodes and developed a plan to incorporate it into a program for our students to run their own business, made possible by a grant we applied for through EdCorp Real World Scholars.”
Arizona educator uses Global Problem Solvers: The Series to teach her kids 21st century skills
“It’s perfect for my middle grades – it grows with them,” Kat says. She introduced GPS: The Series to her 4th and 5th grade students a year ago and plans to expand to her 6th graders this year.
Missouri teacher uses Global Problem Solvers: The Series to awaken his kids’ inner superheroes
“The students loved the gamification. As they completed challenges and missions – just like the Global Problem Solvers characters - they progressed through the various superhero levels. The missions are actually part of an ongoing assignment to create their own superhero story.
Teachers as Problem Solvers: Mars Classroom Simulator Puts Technology in Students’ Hands
In my last post, I discussed the impact of Teachers as entrepreneurs. After returning from the International Society for Education Technology (ISTE) 2019 show, I’m thinking about teachers as...
The Future of Interactive Whiteboards
Craig Tranter is a former educator, and now serves as a technology presenter for Cisco. This blog is part of a series on advancements and opportunities in education. All views...
Professional Development for Educators is About Creating Magic
Ymasumac Marañón Davis is an educational consultant, intuitive life coach and author. This blog is the third in a series around access. All thoughts are her own. I am often invited to visit schools that have received awards because of high ratings in their use of educational technology and as innovative learning centers. This always […]
Finding Friendships, Philanthropy, and Fun at Work!
The culture of giving and fun at Cisco with the Connected Women and Conexion EROs volunteering
Back to School: Transforming the Classroom with IoE
With students and teachers heading back to school, I’ve been thinking about when attended high school and college. For me, collaboration meant getting together with study groups, phone calls for homework help and office hours with teachers. For my two children – one a college junior and one college freshman – I have seen streaming […]
The Internet of Everything Connected Classroom Starts with Startups
When I think of a traditional elementary or secondary classroom, I think of colorful bulletin boards, desks, pencils and neat piles of books and paper. As students all over the country return back to school, it’s interesting to think about how the classrooms we enjoyed as students (back in the day!) have evolved to include […]