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…


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…


Far Eastenders or the Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum in Hong Kong

 As mentioned, next week we will be blogging ‘live’, (well, almost) from the Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum in Hong Kong. Kristen and I will be accompanied by Peter Carney and Dan Roberts whom, Kristen spoke about in her last two blog posts. They have the hardest job at the event, as they will be presenting their Virtual…


Lessons from an Innovative Teacher, Part 2

Last week I shared with you the award-winning lesson from Peter Carney of Bowring Community Sports College in Knowsley, whom Microsoft is bringing to Hong Kong to participate in our Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum. You’ll hear more from Peter when we’re in Hong Kong the first week of November. As promised, this week I’ll share…


Vista News feed Gadget and RSS feeds

Keeping track of all the communities I belong to on the Innovative Teachers Network is becoming a bit of organisational nightmare, as I just keep forgetting what I have joined. Luckily, I have managed to find some useful tools that can help me keep track of my information. Before you can use any RSS reader you…


Lesson ideas from an Innovative Teacher, Part 1

Stuart and I have been talking about the teachers we work with all over the UK (here), including those who create Virtual Classroom Tours (explained here) and travel with us to Innovative Teachers Forums around the world (described here). We’re about to embark on the grand-daddy of all Innovative Teachers events at Microsoft, our worldwide…


Communities of the Moment

In an earlier post (here) I told you about the communities that exist on the Innovative Teachers Network (ITN). Since the beginning of this school term, we have had over 20 new communities created on the ITN. All have a different focus and represent the innovative ways schools are approaching the use of technology to support…