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Ørestad Gymnasium – school of the future since 2007

Ørestad Gymnasium – school of the future since 2007

Stairways to heaven? Chris Abbott visits a very special learning space in Denmark (Photos: Claus Witfelt)
It’s the staircase you notice first. As you walk through the front entrance of Ørestad Gymnasium, you see it towering ahead, curving all the way up to the top of the building, which looks from the outside like just another office block in a fast-growing suburb of Copenhagen.

A new, driverless light-rail system will get you there in 20 minutes from the city centre, and many of the students travel from even further afield to attend their school. Now that might be a familiar situation in the UK but it is very unusual in Denmark.

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BBC Makes it Digital – a Micro Bit at a time

BBC Makes it Digital – a Micro Bit at a time

The Beeb's new Micro will debut in September but teachers won't get it first, as hoped, writes Tony Parkin
Way back in November 2013, when the BBC's planned "Year of Making and...

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Powered by STEAMED – Apps for Good

Powered by STEAMED – Apps for Good

What lies behind Apps for Good's success? STEAMED for one, and its use of external experts for another
It is not always easy to engage students, but one ‘real world’ learning e...

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Denbigh helps young carers for Apps for Good

Denbigh helps young carers for Apps for Good

Who cares? Denbigh High students do, and they made an app to prove it, says Sal McKeown
Denbigh High School in Luton is a diverse 11-16 school where 98 per cent of the students ...

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What's up pussycat? Pupils who erase kittens

What's up pussycat? Pupils who erase kittens


Invited to 'Erase All Kittens', Tony Parkin finds a bunch of pussycat digital student leaders

There has to be some form of positive equivalent to the perfect storm: when multip...

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