ISKME Blogs

Announcing the ISKME & 23andMe Learning Challenge Megan Simmons     ISKME and 23andMe invite educators to submit their ideas for ways to study life and social sciences using their own personal genetic information. Five winners will be selected to receive 23andMe kits...
What Happens in Half Moon Bay Doesn’t Stay in Half Moon Bay Julie Atkins    November 23, 2014 People leave Big Ideas Fest with lots of new ideas. They also leave with experiences that impact their work and their lives. Past participants keep us abreast of new insights they’ve gained into...
Why I’m Returning to Big Ideas Fest Julie Atkins    November 03, 2014 We are excited that past participant Thomas Voden (Associate Professor of Mathematics and STEM Grant Director at Glendale Community College) will be returning to Big Ideas Fest this year as an Action...
Notes from a Newbie Julie Atkins    October 16, 2014 I’m part of a Facebook group titled “I worked for MTV when it was cool to work for MTV.” It’s fun to reminisce about riding the elevators with Kurt Loder (shorter than you might expect) and Cindy...
Why I Keep Coming Back to Big Ideas Fest Julie Atkins    October 14, 2014 We love it when educators come to Big Ideas Fest for the first time. It’s even more exciting when they come back year after year. Ainsley Lamberton (Administrative Director, Office of the VP and...
Surf Lessons for Educational Innovators Megan Simmons    September 11, 2014 Nothing truly innovative, nothing that has advanced art, business, design, or humanity, was ever created in the face of genuine certainty or perfect information. Because the only way to be certain...
Making the Grade with the Common Core: Primary Source Project ISKME    July 07, 2014 For the past 18 months, as a researcher and lead on ISKME’s Primary Source Project, I have been part of a group of twelve educators across eight states to create an open collection of primary sources...
Cross-Cultural Learning with OER Exchange Program Clare Middleton-Detzner    March 20, 2014 At ISKME’s headquarters in Half Moon Bay, California, four Professional Fellows on a U.S. Department of State Open Educational Resources (OER) Exchange Program– education leaders forging new open...
ISKME GoPro Learning Challenge: Education’s Digital Media Uprising Clare Middleton-Detzner    January 30, 2014 The capture and use of video was a rare activity for most of us until recently. Shooting video was reserved for momentous events, and was not widely considered a tool for everyday life and learning....
Instructional Technology Expert and Former State Administrator Joins ISKME Team ISKME    October 23, 2013 Bringing expertise in education, information technology, and project management, Dan Gwaltney joined ISKME in August 2013 as OER Services Manager. For much of his career, Dan has striven for...