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REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 20, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today announced a new global initiative, Microsoft YouthSpark , that aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100 countries during the next three years. This companywide initiative includes citizenship and other company programs — both new and enhanced — that empower youth to imagine and realize their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship. Through Microsoft YouthSpark, the company will dedicate the majority of its cash contributions to nonprofits that serve the youth population around the world.
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As I mentioned in my previous post I hope that my curation blog will provide gateway to knowledge for many teachers and students from Romania and worldwide because I will try to describe weekly gr8 new and useful resources(applications and tools web 2.0 and social media) that make educational process to be impressive and enjoyable for students. Take this opportunity to launch a chat on twitter # roedchat for Romanian teachers interested in integrating new online technologies in education in XXI century. Your feedback and comments are welcome for my blog posts .
Educators are spoiled. As one amazing digital tool after another is introduced and improved, we continue to want more enhancements. So, don’t blame us for wanting Microsoft to improve Skype to further support student collaboration, problem-solving, and learning. Imagine students and teachers chatting with one another while jointly analyzing or creating a document. The document is displayed alongside live video feed with collaborators in multiple locations. One student makes a text-based reference to illustrate a point while highlighting the cited text so others may easily focus on it.
Guest blog post from Anthony Salcito: The New Era of Digital Learning was fully on display in London early this week, when educators became developers for 24 hours in the first-ever Windows 8 App-a-thon at the British Education Technology & Training (BETT) Show. On Monday, January 28th and Tuesday, January 29th, 21 Partners in Learning Innovative Teachers from Europe were invited to turn their idea for a Windows 8 Education App into reality, and the results were phenomenal. For background, last October Microsoft invited 53 teachers from across Europe to participate in Virtual Universities led by Peli de Halleux from Microsoft Research in October. The purpose was to build apps for educators on the Windows 8 platform using Touch Develop .
28 January 2011 Skills are the link to the successful economies of Europe 2020. The way in which we forecast skills demands, provide access to relevant learning tools and engage Europeans more readily in ongoing workforce development will rapidly impact the job profiles and employment opportunities seen on the European market. We recognise the need for a more wide-spread structured approach to training and higher incentives for industry to invest in the people behind the scenes of an innovative labour market. Indeed, necessary to meet the ambitious target of a 75 % employment rate in Europe.