UK Teachers are World class at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum

It’s inevitable when you put 160 worldclass teachers in a room and ask them to present about the work they do, then you are going to see some amazing examples of how technology can facilitate learning in the 21st century. Microsoft does this annually at its  Global Forum, and to add a twist to the…

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Gareth Ritter – Partners in Learning Teacher Award Winner

One of the best things about Partners in Learning is that we get to work with outstanding teachers here in the UK. Better still we get to celebrate the fantastic work of their students at our Partners in Learning Forums. Gareth from Willows High School in Cardiff, is one of our award winning teachers that…

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Meet the Innovative Teachers coming to Moscow – Part 1

The Microsoft Partners in Learning European Forum is being held in Moscow this year, starting on March 22nd – an event run every year by Microsoft. Attending the event in Berlin last year was one of the most profound professional development experiences I have had as a teacher,  so I am really excited about going…

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Microsoft UK Innovative Education Forum 2010 –Resources and feedback.

We have had lots of requests for the workshop presentations, livestream recordings and teachers projects, from those that attended and  those who could not make the UK Innovative Education Forum. We have created a community on the UK Partners in Learning Network. That contains all the Virtual classroom tours (teacher projects), presentations from the workshops, links…

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Congratulations–Our 10 Microsoft UK Innovative Education Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the  10 UK Innovative Education Award Winners who will be presented with their awards, as recognition of their Innovative Teacher status, at our Education Forum in Manchester. (There are still a few places left. sign up HERE ). They join an ever increasing group of UK Innovative Teachers, that include…

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Microsoft UK Innovative Education Awards 2010

We are pleased to announce we are now accepting entries for this year’s Innovative Education Awards. (You’ll know these as the Innovative Teacher Awards — we’ve changed the name to tie in with the European and Worldwide Events.) These annual awards showcase the best uses of technology to support teaching and learning across the curriculum. If…

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Friday by the sea – Delivering netbooks to our Innovid contest winner

I don’t know about all of you, but Stuart and I had a lovely Friday, driving from our offices in Reading to Margate, Kent to deliver a car full of Stone Netbooks to Nicki Maddams, our Innovid video contest winner. We met Nicki’s head teacher Andy Somers (pictured here with Stuart, Nicki and me) and…

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We have a winner – Microsoft Innovid netbook competition

  We received a great deal of interest in our Innovid competition from teachers all over the UK (and even from some in other countries!). In the end, though, the judging panel had the difficult task of selecting just one teacher’s video as “the best” from among all that we received. Microsoft is pleased to…

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More success for UK educators at Berlin Innovative Education Forum 2010

We’re all back from Berlin, in spite of the BA strikes over the weekend. Once again we had a great week – I always wish that every teacher I work with could accompany us to these Innovative Education Forums. The speakers this year were particularly inspiring, there were some useful workshops for teachers, and we…

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