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“People talk about career and college readiness…I think civic readiness is a third ‘C’ that’s essential and sometimes overlooked.” – Anna E. Baldwin, USA

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“I don’t get a huge Christmas bonus, but when I get a handwritten letter from a student explaining to me how I made a difference in their lives, that’s priceless.” – Sean McComb, USA

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“There are not enough tools for teachers. We are trying to give them, in one place, very powerful visual tools that get kids excited.” – Ondrej Homola, Czech Republic

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“Respecting people’s learning styles puts the student at the center of the learning experience, which is where he or she should be.” – Lauren Aguirre, USA

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Text2teach Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Mainstream Implementation in the Philippines

It is hard to overstate the power of mobile devices when it comes to global education. On World Book Day this year, we shared a UNESCO report that showed that mobile technology may be turning the tide on illiteracy. In … Continue reading

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“We want to create students that are as innovative as Steve Jobs, as determined as Michael Jordan, as brave as Rosa Parks, as creative as Walt Whitman, as efficient as Henry Ford, as passionate as Oprah Winfrey and as kind as Mister Rogers.” – Ryan Devlin, USA

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“The only way to really succeed in making changes to education for the better is to hand power to the students.” – Scott Wieprecht, UK

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“Testing your apps during development with kids in your target audience is essential. It’s often full of surprises. Something you felt sure would work suddenly doesn’t. When the testing session is over, the real work begins, which is trying to solve the problems that you uncovered.” – Caroline Fraser, USA

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Celebrate World Book Day: Create an e-Book with your Students

I believe that one of the most important gifts we can give our children is the ability to read a book. As Kofi Anan said, “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”  Reading opens doors to new worlds, cultures, … Continue reading

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Personalized Learning in a Showcase School in Colombia

This video showcases a school in Colombia, Colegio Fontan , that using Microsoft technology in creating a Personalized learning system for students and teachers to use so that students drive their own learning.  

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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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“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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“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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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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“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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“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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“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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“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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An Introduction to Technology Integration

Integrating technology with classroom practice can be a great way to strengthen engagement by linking students to a global audience, turning them into creators of digital media, and helping them practice collaboration skills that will prepare them for the future.