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 whole proceedings, there is a competition element. Each project submitted is judged by a panel of global education experts, the winners are announced at the event’s closing dinner.
The UK had two fantastic teachers at event, Katie Boothman from saltash.net community school and Nicki Maddams from Hartsdown technology attending and competing. I am pleased to announce that they both won awards for their projects. This is an exceptional achievement and one we are very proud of.
Please will join me in congratulating Nicki and Katie, their schools and students on their outstanding work by leaving a comment below.
You can see details of Nicki’s and Katie's’ projects on the Partners in Learning Network and this blog.
Nicki’s project involves Kodu and is the first ever computer science based project to win an award. This video explains it. We will have more news on Kodu at BETT .
Katie's project used a range of Microsoft tools such as Photosynth to support an intergenerational project between her students and older people in their community.