Leadership and Strategic Innovation

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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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“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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“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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“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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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

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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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The School That Will Get You a Job

When we expect more from our students, they always meet or exceed our expectations. Always.   As we discuss almost every day here at Daily Edventures, our education system has been due for a major upgrade for half a century, and … Continue reading

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“I teach because I want to make a difference. I teach because what I do every day matters for at least one person. That’s what success is all about.” – Dalia Younis, Kuwait

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“Effective approaches in mathematics pedagogy are the social and conceptual approaches rather than the knowledge acquisition and content consumption approaches.” – Cathy Cavanaugh, 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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“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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Countdown to the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum Begins!

Are you ready? Are you excited to discover brilliant ideas and hear from the world’s most innovative education thought leaders? Are you ready to get fresh ideas and the tools to make them a reality in your classroom? Well, we … Continue reading

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“In the Czech Republic there are many motivated and inspirational people who work hard, enthusiastically, innovatively and creatively. These people can inspire others. I think the main power of our education is in people, not in the system.” – Ivona Spurna, Czech Republic

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we … Continue reading

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Education World Forum Preview: Top-down Change Takes Center Stage

Last week, I talked about the British Education Technology and Training (BETT) show coming later this month (January 22-25), an event where educators, policymakers and learning professionals get an up-close look at the latest innovations in education technology. Microsoft will … Continue reading

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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

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Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark … Continue reading