Category: Education Highlights

European children teach MEPs how to code in the EU Parliament

Earlier this week on 17 October, 40 young coders from across Europe travelled to the European Parliament in Brussels to showcase their coding and technology skills at the fifth annual EUDojo event. Taking place during Europe Code Week, the event, run by CoderDojo – an organisation dedicated to encouraging children … Read more » The post European children... Read more

“In the past, children were playing together with a ball. Today, they play with smartphones. We need to find a way to communicate with them in their language.” – Julia Janosikova, Slovakia

Bringing real-world activities into the classroom engages students and gives educators new ways to connect with them. This philosophy not only directs MIE Expert Julia Janosikova’s teaching approach, it helped her discover her calling.   “When I was a teenager, I volunteered in the Slovak (Boy) Scout organization, and there I worked with young children,”... Read more

STEM Jobs Of Tomorrow

Both the Education and the Technology sectors are full of buzz words and acronyms, with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) being one of the biggest ones out there. This morning I’ve returned from a couple of weeks of vacation and seen a new website aimed at linking the jobs of the future with STEM: http://www.makewhatsnext.com/careers/ The... Read more

GÉANT and Microsoft make it easy for Education and Research Communities to transition to the cloud

Microsoft, GÉANT (Europe’s leading collaboration on network and related infrastructure for research and education), and the European National Research and Education Network (NREN) community have built on their long-term partnership by revealing a new Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) framework agreement. IaaS – a form of cloud computing which provides... Read more

Co-Authoring In Excel Desktop App Now Available

I think we have all been waiting a LONG time for this one, so when I saw it announced earlier this morning I simply had to post something about it! Given real-time co-authoring was available in virtually every other desktop app in the Office365 ProPlus suite, Excel has lagged behind a little. Nevertheless, it’s here now along with some other great announcements in... Read more

Accommodations versus modifications in an inclusive classroom

Accommodations versus modifications in an inclusive classroom

As a special education teacher, I am constantly trying to create an environment for my students with learning differences that is personalized, differentiated and yet as close to their peers’ experience as possible. In this inclusive classroom, all students work and collaborate throughout the day as much as possible. This takes planning, tools and creativity. When I work... Read more