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“One of the greatest tools available is BrainPOP, an animated video resource that covers all subjects, all areas, and all grade levels. In short, 6 minute videos, students are able to get great instruction on any topic.” – Adina Popa, USA

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2014 Global Forum – Educator Spotlight – Venezuela

Alberto Castellano’s incredible project focuses on helping hearing-impaired students in the classroom.

Focus

From Teachers, for Teachers: The Innteach Blog Celebrates an Anniversary

One year ago – April 3rd, 2013 – the Innteach (originally titled “Teachnology”) blog was born from the shared vision of three educators who met at the 2013 Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Prague. The vision was to help other … Continue reading

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“The highest performing school systems in the world have high expectations for all their students, and I think that’s probably the single-most important thing that we’ve learned.” – John Fallon, UK

For me, one of the great joys of the Microsoft in Education Global Forum is the opportunity to spend some quality time with the many organizations we partner with throughout the year in support of a shared goal: education transformation. … Continue reading

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“There is no level of education in any country above the level of their teachers.” – Professor Hossam Badrawi, Egypt

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“Having an uneducated mother who is supportive of me getting educated really drives me to achieve great things. She also showed me that education goes beyond school.” – Elaine Nkosi, South Africa

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“We see a lot of schools that suffer from what I call ‘shiny object syndrome,’ where they get excited about a tool, and many times, they haven’t really thought through what the curricular impact is of those devices on the school.” – Andrew Shelffo, USA

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Leading the way, watch how St. Andrew’s Anglican College, has transformed teaching and learning through the use of Microsoft technology.

Infographics

The Rise of Online Education Infographic

As more institutions, experts, as well as average citizens are publishing or broadcasting their content online, the Internet is becoming the ultimate place to learn new skills and acquire knowledge on a wide variety of subjects. The infographic below highlights … Continue reading

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Apps From the Dark Side, by 14-year old Felix

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“We believe that educational institutions are seriously struggling today to cope with the mass introduction of technology in the education process.” – Nikolaos Nikou, Greece

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“We’ve set a 20-year plan of building the next generation of leaders in the Nkomazi region of South Africa. It’s not about making a quick change, but rather truly empowering the future agents of change.” – Corey Johnson, South Africa/USA

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“The greatest gift we can cultivate in students is their curiosity—our challenge is to make sure children stay curious and feel empowered to solve problems in uniquely innovative ways.” – Cheri Sterman, USA

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Matuto Literacy for Life

With an estimated one in four adults functionally illiterate, literacy is the number-one educational challenge facing countries across the globe. Making the challenge even more complex, technology is redefining what literacy means. Today, basic ICT skills are a core literacy, … Continue reading

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“My experience at UNESCO gave me a unique opportunity to see how governments worldwide work, how consensus is reached on the best ways to address the needs of developing countries and how laws are approved and enacted.” -Dr. Tarek Shawki, Egypt

When I visited the BETT show 2014 in London a few weeks ago, I was very encouraged to see the purposeful use of technology being showcased. It’s clear that schools, teachers and students alike are thinking about how to make … Continue reading

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“Apps have opened the market to an entirely new group of innovative people who want to make a difference in education.” – Trenton Goble, USA

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“The enthusiasm of the teacher regarding the course content can be powerful and contagious. … This can lead [students] to engage more deeply than they had initially planned and to discover value they had previously overlooked.” – Aisling Crowley, Ireland

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“I have trained hundreds of teachers on ICT use in teaching and learning, and taught several students the same, and this training ultimately has contributed positively to educational outcomes and character development as well as societal values.” – Hannington Ochieng, Kenya

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“I personally believe that the key skill to master is learning how to program a computer. If Marc Andreessen’s prediction that “software is eating the world” turns out to be correct, then it will be paramount to have an understanding of how computers work.” – Michael Bollinger, Germany

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“Some people think that girls’ and women’s ownership and use of these [mobile] devices will automatically lead to their increased interest in computing education options. That has not proven to be true.” – Lucy Sanders, USA