Back from Capetown–Worldwide Innovative Education Forum

This was my 6th Worldwide Innovative Education Forum and in my opinion it was far the best. Here are my reasons why:- This event clearly identified itself as an event about learning and not just technology. The projects presented by teachers were diverse, but all focussed on teaching and learning, and how technology complemented that…

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Everybody…..SHOUT!

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….

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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…

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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…


Microsoft UK Innovative Schools Programme – Application Process Launches Today!

At a time of enormous change in the UK’s education systems, Microsoft is launching the first ever UK Innovative Schools Programme, bringing together a community of schools to work together and learn from each other and from education experts around the world for one year. WHY APPLY?? Through this programme, we’ll provide 10 schools in…


UK Innovative Education Forum 2010 Keynote – Where Children Teach Themselves

It is our pleasure and privilege to announce Professor Sugata Mitra as one of our keynote speakers at this year’s Innovative Education Forum.  Professor Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK. He is the instigator of the Hole in the Wall experiment, where a…


UK Innovative Education Forum 2010 Workshops – Technology and Outdoor Learning: the best of friends?

Fellow Welshman David Rogers will be running this workshop (Workshop 1 on the registration form). He plans it to be highly interactive. After considering the importance of outdoor learning, delegates will get the chance to explore in small groups while completing a mission from Mission:Explore. It might be a good idea to make sure you…

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UK Innovative Education Forum 2010 Workshops–Office 2010 in the Classroom

This is a series of posts outlining the workshops at the upcoming Innovative Education Forum . This will give you an insight to what is being covered and the opportunity to download any software, bookmark any websites that will be explored. I am going to start with a shameless plug for the workshop I am…