We’re writing this from CapeTown, South Africa, from the 6th Annual Microsoft Innovative Education Forum. It’s the first day of the event, and we’re here with our Innovative Teachers Simon Horleston and Jan Webb, as well as Innovative Schools Calderglen High School (Scotland) and Huyton Arts and Sports Centre for Learning (England). If you’ve been…


Innovative Teacher MEETing–Manchester 29th Nov 2010

Sign Ups for this meeting are now closed. We have reached the venue capacity. Thanks Venue – Hilton Deansgate Hotel in Manchester Time – 7:30pm-9:30pm This is the first time we have hosted such an informal, free event for Teachers, and we are hoping that this something we will do more often in the future….


UK Innovative Education Forum 2010 Workshops– Take your classroom global

Described by it’s founders Michael Furdyk and Jennifer Corriero, Taking IT Global is a virtual hub that aims to get ‘youth everywhere actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world’ ,this it has done for the past decade, through the use of information technology and the internet to promote and…


Why are Geography teachers so great with technology?

Ok , I know this is an exaggerated statement, but it does apply to the ones I know. It has struck me that many teachers I meet or find in forums and on twitter are geography teachers, doing great stuff with technology. Has any one else discovered this phenomenon? Or do I need to broaden…


UK Innovative Education Forum 2010 Workshops–Building games in the Classroom with Kodu

Nicki Maddams is an ICT teacher and SSAT Lead Practitioner at Hartsdown Technology College in Margate, Kent. She describes herself on her blog as ‘slightly geeky’. You can find out if this true by attending her workshop (workshop 6 on the registration form) at the UK Innovative Education Forum in Manchester. This workshop will look…