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  • Blog Post: Be the Spark of Change

    The world stands at a crossroads. While there are more young people on the planet than ever before, youth unemployment is double that of the adult population. Countries are struggling to develop modern workforces due to the growing gap between the skills of unemployed workers and the skills needed to...
  • Blog Post: Share part of the UK Innovative Education Forum with your colleagues

    During this year’s Innovative Education Forum in Manchester , we were lucky enough to have two keynote presentations from Michael Furdyk, of Taking IT Global , and Professor Sugata Mitra. We received great feedback from attendees on both of these presentations, and we were fortunate to extend the...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the UK Microsoft Innovative Education Forum

    The 7th Microsoft Innovative Education Forum is a one-day conference, free of charge to all teachers and educators who wish to attend and will look to address the theme of ‘Connecting Learners, Connecting Teachers.’ This forum connects Teachers with Teachers, Educators with Educators,...
  • Blog Post: Prepare for Earth Day with your students - The 40-Day Low Carbon Lunch Challenge

    Did you know that the food system is responsible for approximately 1/3 of global greenhouse gases ? Our friends at TakingITGlobal , a non-profit community for young people around the world have come up with a great Earth Day initiative to reduce your carbon footprint and take a bite out of climate change...
  • Blog Post: Planning for Next Year (Post #3): Ideas from the Internet

    Sometimes I don’t know how I ever found any information before the Internet. Granted, you have to know how to sift through all the garbage that’s out there in order to uncover the quality resources that the Internet has to offer. This can be especially difficult in education, as there is an endless number...
  • Blog Post: The World is Flat - Taking IT Global

    At our Innovative Teachers events around the world, we're seeing more and more teachers guide their pupils on a journey that takes them beyond their classroom, school - even their country - by connecting them with another school somewhere else in the world. I've seen a school in Sweden connect with a...
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