Beyond the Classroom

Guest Blog

“I learned that what truly makes Partners in Learning and Microsoft Education great is the people that are part of it: the educators from across the globe who seek out other educators who think alike.” – Doug Bergman, USA

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Tree Key Brings Students and Nature Together

It’s always rewarding when, in the weeks and months following the Microsoft in Education Global Forum, we begin to see the fruits of the connections made there. In the case of one project – those fruits are actually entire trees.   … Continue reading

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Watch Anthony Salcito’s 2014 Global Forum Keynote Speech

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a month since the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona. Since that time, we’ve shared some incredible stories from the Forum. We’ve featured a guest blog from Todd La Vogue (a … Continue reading

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“Via playful learning, children can acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes in a stimulating environment.” – Symeon Retalis, Greece

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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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“In my honest opinion, education is not tied strongly enough to reality.” – Dani Casanova, Spain

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Students Rock the 2014 Global Forum

In our coverage of the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, we’ve talked a good bit about the students from the Saltash.net Community School in Cornwall, England. Four students from this Microsoft Innovative School not only attended the … Continue reading

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“I truly believe that in today’s world when you’re not learning, you’re falling behind.” – Emily Douglas, USA

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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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“Being an entrepreneur can be frustrating and time-consuming, of course. Patience is key.” – Johnnie Lovett, USA

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The Microsoft Innovative Schools Pitch Competition: Funding Transformative Ideas in Education

If you have been following along with our coverage of the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, you may have already read about The Microsoft Innovative Schools Pitch Competition.  This competition was the first challenge of its kind at the … Continue reading

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2014 Global Forum – Education Leaders Explore Holistic Transformation

Earlier this month in Barcelona at the Microsoft in Education Global Forum, an accomplished group of over 140 school and university leaders, presidential advisors, national and regional government education leaders, NGO staff, professors, researchers, vendors, and Microsoft Education Fellows from … Continue reading

The Month in Review

A Celebration of Innovation in Action: A Look Back at the 2014 Global Forum

I have often said that education has the power to transform the world. After the incredible week we had at the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, I know this adage could not be more true. Over 1,100 … Continue reading

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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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2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum Pitch Competition Preview

One of the many exciting elements of this year’s Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona is the Pitch Competition. This competition is an opportunity for school leaders, teachers and students to present their transformative ideas for education to a … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum

Welcome to the biggest week in education! Today is the first day of the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona. Over 1,000 of the most innovative and committed educators, school leaders and government officials from nearly 100 countries … Continue reading

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“My main motivation for being involved in the field of education is that I wholeheartedly believe that education is a gift that should be given to everybody. And I try my best to make that happen.” – Emilio Homedes, Spain

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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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Countdown to Barcelona: 2014 Global Forum Kicks off Next Week

The 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, Spain is now just one short week away. For the Expert Educators and Mentor School leaders we’ll be celebrating next week, this event is the culmination of many years of hard … Continue reading