Microsoft’s Partners in Learning announced a strategic partnership, called Shout, with the Smithsonian Institution and TakingITGlobal at an gathering of 500 educators attending the sixth annual Worldwide Innovative Education Forum in Cape Town this week. The first global student challenge in the Shout program will focus on DeforestACTION which will connect students across Asia working on collaborative projects to build awareness, and developing social action campaigns to support the protection of rainforests in the Asia Pacific region. The partners are collaborating with Virgo Productions on a 3-D movie of this project to be released in cinemas worldwide.

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