Entrepreneurship

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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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“Innovation rules the future. The advancements in technology have changed the lifestyle of every individual.” – Meka Ramakrishna Sayee, India

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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

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 Global Forum Pitch Competition Results

All week school leaders have collated and collaborated at the 9th Annual Microsoft in Education Global Forum. Last night we heard from the 6 Mentor School finalists  who pitched their ideas to judges Tamela Noboa, Chief Strategy Officer, Discovery Channel … 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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“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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“Right now I think that we are ‘app driven’ — the apps decide which learning goals we should have. I hope we will get to the point where the teachers set the learning goals and use apps to support reaching those goals.” – Mattias Boström, Sweden

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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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“MOOCs, flipped classrooms, distance learning and technology-enhanced learning environments have severely changed the landscape of education. I think we have to focus on learning instead of focusing on the process of teaching.” – Koen Timmers, Belgium

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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 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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Technovation is a program that inspire and equip girls to build phone apps that solve a problem in their communities.

Technovation Challenge is the largest global technology entrepreneurship program for girls. Participants work with professional mentors to research, design, build, and launch mobile apps that solve real problems in their communities over the course of 3 months. Technovation was created … Continue reading

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“Understanding young people today is not just understanding another group of young people; this is about understanding how we’re all going to work, live, relate to each other in the future.” – David D. Burstein, USA

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“Our mission is to help any young person, regardless of age or experience, take the next step for their ideas.” – Andrea Lo, USA

Windows 8 Wednesday

“While designing apps and the embedded experiences within them, I realized that a new way of teaching children has arrived. The potential that these new devices offer can unleash a boundless expansion in education affecting every aspect (of education).” – Umesh Shukla, USA

Frederic Mazzella

“With the huge amounts of online knowledge available, the challenge in modern teaching is not about knowing, but really about distilling and processing information and presenting it in a relevant, intelligent manner. It’s all about how we think, and not about what we know.” – Frederic Mazzella, France