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Microsoft Imagine Cup: Watch Satya Nadella Announce the Winners Live Tomorrow

It’s Microsoft Imagine Cup week, and this year we’re going big! The Imagine Cup World Finals have been taking place all week here in Seattle, and tomorrow, Friday, August 1st at 8:30 a.m. PT, you can join Microsoft CEO Satya … Continue reading

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What if students designed their own schools…

A small town in the United States experiments with self-directed learning at its public high school. A group of students gets to create their own school-within-a-school and they learn only what they want to learn. Does it work? Let me know what … Continue reading

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“One thing that students must learn is to use their resources. Many people have the mentality that they can do it on their own but it is important to have other people’s ideas to be incorporated together. The saying that two minds are better than one is very true. Everyone has different strengths.” – Victoria Parisi, USA

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“I would give every child a pen, because with it they could quickly write their story and tell a better story than anyone else. Maybe this could also be a chance for them to actually write down a story that no one has ever written before.” – Zinzi Nsingwane, South Africa

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“But the overall inertia and immune system of “education” is very strong, and if we were to disappear tomorrow, I’m not sure anything would be different than it would have been 100 years from now.” – Alec Resnick, USA

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“It’s not about going to school to pass a bunch of tests… to me, it’s about educating each other to learn how to create a better world.” – Malcolm London, USA

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“When teachers show us learning is a road that never ends, then they actually are ‘chief learners.’ That’s one of the most powerful things that they can do.” – Adora Svitak, USA

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“We have this wonderful thing called the Internet, and we need to try to leverage it to ease the friction… and show people they just might have more in common than what they’re being told.” – Robin Pettyfer, Philippines

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“Teach a kid to embrace and overcome failure, and they will be prepared to face the kinds of challenges kids really face in life – especially if they intend to take on the biggest issues of our time – issues they will have to take on, and will have to fail many times to get right.” – Erik N. Martin, 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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“We need creative minds because there’s no easy or obvious way to achieve great solutions for the challenges the world faces today.” – Cristina Isern, Spain

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

Infographics

The Next Generation of Higher Education Infographic

This infographic depicts how students choose a university mainly to gain training and skills for a future job, and choose a specialization because they feel there is job market growth in that field.

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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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“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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Apps From the Dark Side, by 14-year old Felix

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A School-Friendly Framework That Supports Students To Discuss, Pursue and Present Their Big Ideas

It has been almost two weeks now since TED-Ed Clubs was launched. TED-Ed Clubs aims to introduce a school-friendly framework that supports students in meeting regularly to discuss, pursue and present their big ideas in the form of short TED-style Talks. … Continue reading

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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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Portugal’s Microsoft Kids Experience: Creative Learning Engagement Under the Sea

While we typically highlight the work of innovative teachers here at Daily Edventures, sometimes our own colleagues surprise us with a creative approach to learning innovation. When Microsoft Portugal opened its new headquarters office in Lisbon, they knew they wanted … Continue reading