I’ve been enjoying Anthony Salcito’s (Vice President of Microsoft Worldwide Education) new daily edventures blog. The idea is to post a profile every day of an educator / thought leader that Anthony meets during his 2012 travels to schools and education systems around the world.
Respected friends and colleagues Garth Ritter (Wales), Jacques Denies (Belgium), Tessa van Zadelhoff (Netherlands) and Dr Maria Langworthy (USA) have already appeared in the series which is proving to be an informative window on worldwide education practice and innovation.
Anthony was over in the UK last week speaking at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference in London (Great job Graham and the team BTW!). During his visit he also made a trip north to Scotland to visit Scottish Government, Education Scotland and the SQA. I bumped into Anthony at the Education Scotland offices n Glasgow and we managed to have a great off-the-cuff chat about education networks, gaming in education and playful learning. I think that Microsoft are likely to have big plans for this space and the Kinect SDK for Windows and their new Kinect Playful Learning titles are just one part of this.
Anyway, today I’m the latest person to feature on Anthony’s daily edventures blog - so a huge thank you for your kind words and encouragement. You can read the full piece here.
I agree with you Anthony… there has never been a more exciting time for education and the opportunities to innovate are greater than ever before.