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Fred, the social network for books

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Fred, the social network for books

Reading is getting rarer in Italy. Youth between 12 and 16 years of age buy very few books. They prefer to spend their allowances on beer and cigarettes. But, fortunately, there are still some people who are promoting the culture of books like Giacomo Sbalchiero, 35 from Padua, who has managed to unite his passion for social networks… Read more »

di Alex Corlazzoli
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And with this we’ve reached 100. Here is the entire collection of the best apps for school [COLUMN]

We have reached the end of the iSchool column on the best apps for school, useful not just for children and teenagers but also for adults and teachers thanks to suggestions for classroom management tools. A reminder that the original list was collected by Microsoft and that all of the apps are available on Windows marketplace, but they… Read more »

di Giulia Lotti
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7 sites for learning English with technology

Laura Linzitto, 42, is an English teacher at IIS Pacioli in Crema. She has always been passionate about innovation and new technologies used for education. Some time ago, she offered our readers her “essential mini guide for 2.0 learning” where, with simple wording and practical suggestions, she helps students and teachers take their first steps towards the… Read more »

di Giulia Lotti
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17-year-old millionaires: how a generation of nerds is conquering the work world

Federico Morello, born in the Friuli region of Italy, was 15-years-old when he managed to bring Internet where it wasn’t yet. Nick D’Aloisio, British of Australian origin, will turn 19 in November but is already “one of the most influential teens in the world”, thanks to his Summly app, which was sold to Yahoo for 30 million dollars.Grant Goodman, at… Read more »

di Alex Corlazzoli
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Restart Europe: the 10 recommendations for a new school

161 innovators arrived in Venice from all over Europe on July 7 for the Restart Europe event. 25 of them discussed the topic of schools and innovation during a round table on digital education. THE 25 PARTICIPANTS. Spanish, French, Germans, Italians and many other young people from over 24 different European countries met with the… Read more »

di Giulia Lotti
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European innovators discuss digital education at Restart Europe in Venice

We met in Venice with 161 European innovators from 24 different countries to work on “restarting the old country”, and education was the first topic. There was a new energy there. Fresh. Stimulating. In two words: Restart Europe! The event, which was not titled Restart Europe by chance, was organized by Microsoft and StartUpItalia, in… Read more »

di Giulia Lotti
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Here is the map of Italian teachers online made by a teacher 2.0

Paola Limone, born in 1964, is a teacher in the province of Turin, a technology enthusiast and a person who is faithful that a change and improvement of the Italian school system will occur thanks, in part, to the use of digital tools. She has founded the Facebook group “Insegnanti” (Teachers) that counts 16,634 active members… Read more »

di Giulia Lotti
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«You need three things to change schools: passion, passion, passion». The words of Salvatore Giuliano

Salvatore Giuliano’s recipe for innovating Italian schools is simple and needs just one ingredient: passion, passion, and more passion. We would have expected something much more technological from the creator of the Book in Progress initiative but, instead, he claims the only element that is necessary is passion. And, as a condiment, it is also necessary… Read more »

di Giulia Lotti
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Let’s bring the maker culture into schools. Micelli: «Innovation and creativity are the future of work»

Technologies, innovation, and new planning and thinking models are slowly making their way into the world of Italian schools. Alongside frontal lessons, print books, and the notions about learning through memorization and classwork, some prepared and farsighted teachers are introducing, especially in technical institutes, the Maker Culture.  The way of thinking linked to do-it-yourself technology,… Read more »

di Elisa Di Battista
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When will they understand that open software could cut school spending costs?

The love story between Italian schools and open software has still not blossomed though the prerequisites exist. They are definitely soul mates, as the saying goes, with a vocation for the diffusion of knowledge. But, alas, love is blind, and, in this case, the school system just can’t seem to see the possibilities.

di Alessandro Bencivenni