Putting together a project for a competition is probably the last thing on your mind at this time of year, especially with so few shopping days left until Christmas! Nonetheless, I wanted to give you some inspiration over the festival period, before you finish for a well-earned Christmas break. Take some time to have a look at these videos from our recent Innovative Teachers Forum in Hong Kong.

All of these teachers started by entering their country's Innovative Teachers Forums. I bet they were thinking the same thing that you are perhaps thinking at this moment.

"My projects are are not of any great significance."  OR  "I don’t have  the time to put there project together."

These award-winning teachers will all tell you that the time spent putting together a Virtual Classroom Tour was time well spent. They have all been overwhelmed by how their work has been recognised by educators from all around the world. You can do certainly do the same -- or you know another teacher who could!

If you are not yet a member of the Innovative Teachers Network, this is where you should start. Once you're on the site, join the Microsoft UK Innovative Teachers Forum 2009 Community. Here you will find all the details of the UK Innovative Teachers Forum, set for 20 February 2009 at Microsoft's headquarters.

Details of how you can enter the UK Innovative Teachers Forum can be found here.

This is where the Innovative Teachers in Hong Kong Started their journey, is it going to be the start of yours? Check out the videos of some of the award-winners below, and be ready to be inspired!

Claudia de Almeida Pires, Brazil, 2008 Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum

You can download Claudia’s project from the Innovative Teachers Network site.

 




Ikechukwu Idam Chukwu, Nigeria, 2008 Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum

You can download Iyke’s project from the Innovative Teachers Network site.



Lazzat and Shukrat, Kazakhstan, 2008 Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum

You can download Lazzat’s project from the Innovative Teachers Network site.

Sarietjie Musgrave, South Africa, 2008 Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum

You can download Sarietjie’s project from the Innovative Teachers Network site.



Tom & Ciaran, Northern Ireland, 2008 Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum

You can download Tom and Ciaran’s project from the Innovative Teachers Network site.