The Best Piece of Software for Education Ever?

Have Microsoft inadvertently created the best software application for education ever? I think so. And you may, too, after reading this. Think of a piece of paper, the ordinary A4 stuff you use in the classroom. Currently paper allows you express yourself through writing and drawings. You can fold it to create an origami swan…

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Vienna…this means nothing to me!

Those of you who are old enough to remember the words of Midge Ure will get this. For those who aren’t – or are American, like Kristen – stay with me here, and all will be made clear. From our previous posts you will have read about two lucky and talented teachers from the UK who attended the Worldwide Innovative…

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England gets new a coach!

This isn’t actually about football,but it made you look, didn’t it? Now that we have your attention, think about this. Have you ever had a question about how to use a piece of technology in school? Have you ever tried to look online for a really great technology-rich learning activity to use with your class?…

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We have a winner!

Microsoft’s worldwide Innovative Teachers Forums are about teachers from all over the world forming a community and working together. More than that, however, they are about celebration. Every teacher that attends these Forums has already won an award in their country or their region, so we’re celebrating the best of the best in these worldwide…

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And the Winners are ………..

Obama may have won, but there is a far more important competition going on. Yes! This is what you have all been waiting for. Who has won the coveted Innovative Teachers Awards? So, if you are drinking red wine as you read this post, put your glass down. You won’t want to spill any by…

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Big Ideas and the Big Buddha

This is no holiday for the Teachers. We make them work hard, but we make sure they have a truly rewarding experience at the same time. Today, the groups of teachers went on their assigned field trips. I joined a lively group, sent to the Po Ling Monastery on Lantau Island. You can see our…

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Hong Kong’s Innovative Schools

Stuart and I split up on Tuesday; he joined the teachers on educational excursions all over Hong Kong that I’m sure he’ll explain, and I sat in meetings in a hotel ballroom for most of the day. (Not that I’m bitter. Or jealous. Hotel ballrooms are lovely.) I did have one opportunity to leave the…

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A meeting of Minds and wet feet!

Monday started early for me. I am still on UK time, so I found myself at 6 am in an open air swimming pool on top of a skyscraper. Breakfast was amazing; I have never seen such a variety of great food for breakfast. Having filled up on ‘Shark fin‘ dumplings, Peter and I were led on…

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On the road to Hong Kong – The Journey Begins

Well, the journey has started for me. Saturday, I left the sunny, but really cold heights of Abergavenny. I arrived in Hong Kong at midday on Sunday (5.00am UK time), to weather that is cloudy and really hot – 32C. The team has already begun to meet up, arriving from different parts of the UK….

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