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2014 Global Forum – Educator Spotlight – Venezuela

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

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“We wanted to be able to offer our students and teachers a tablet device that would do all of the computing they were used to with a laptop, then take that further.” – Kimberly Evelti, USA

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Microsoft World Tour School – Hellerup School, Denmark

Hellerup School is one of the Microsoft World Tour Schools in the Innovative Schools Program. The school is operating in one big open classroom environment without walls. Students are encouraged to work according to their individual learning styles in a synergy … Continue reading

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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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“We need a lot of work to be done, and if it’s not us doing this work, and pushing for it, then who else is going to do it?” – Professor Dr. Amro Khater, Egypt

We’ve just completed an amazing Microsoft in Education Global Forum, but it’s not too soon to examine how participants – and other educators around the world – can raise the bar for teaching innovation. To that end, I recently sat … Continue reading

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

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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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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“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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“Teachers, as the gatekeepers of the classroom, are the ones that will enable … digital technology to have a positive effect on teaching, learning, student engagement and ultimately learning outcomes.” – Terry Byers, Australia

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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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Education World Forum 2014: A Global Education Conversation

At the Education World Forum (EWF) late last month, leaders from around the world to gathered to discuss the state of global education and to explore the innovations making a difference for students, teachers and society at large. Hear what … Continue reading

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“As a Microsoft Expert Educator, I hope to be able to learn from other teachers about their experiences and best practices and to be able to adapt them to my environment, with the ultimate goal of offering my students the best teachings for their adult life.” – Àngels Soriano Sanchez, Spain

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“We’re looking at the way we teach, the way students learn and the way leaders lead. It’s a movement.” – Max Drummy, Australia

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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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“Educators must arouse interest in students by sharing stories, anecdotes, and examples with their real life experiences to ensure teaching takeaways.” – M. Ganesh Sai, India

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“Let’s discover the earth first and after that reach for the stars. Let’s teach the basics… If students don’t know how to use IT properly for the purpose, it kills the joy of the whole project and takes the concentration to wrong places.” – Janne Männikkö, Finland

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“It’s tremendously rewarding to lift a good student up to where they can really soar.” – Margaret Burnett, USA