14 Oct201914th October 2019
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The Dreamers, The Educators and The Curious

The Dreamers, The Educators and The Curious

Last week we were honoured to launch our book in Portugal at FOLIO International Literature Festival. We are happy to report that there has been quite some media coverage on our launch. Here’s how Parque Technologico Obidos and PNMF made us proud by saying: “É a leitura mais recomendada do ano para sonhadores, educadores, pais...

11 Oct201912th October 2019
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Book Launch in Portugal at FOLIO

Book Launch in Portugal at FOLIO

Today we had the pleasure of launching our book What Is Your Dream Machine? How Children Change Education Worldwide in Portugal. We were honoured with the invitation of FOLIO, the International Literature Festival who hosted the event. FOLIO invited Miguel Silvestre – CEO Technology Park Obidos (Portugal) to moderate the talk. Joining the panel was...

19 Sep201923rd September 2019
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MyMachine Portugal launch of the Book What Is Your Dream Machine?

MyMachine Portugal launch of the Book What Is Your Dream Machine?

We are delighted to announce the official launch of our book What Is Your Dream Machine? How Children Change Education Worldwide in Portugal. MyMachine Portugal and Folio are collaborating to launch the book. This will happen at the Opening Night of the International Literature Festival Folio in Obidos. On Friday October 11th MyMachine Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez...

11 Sep201923rd September 2019
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MyMachine Portugal acknowledged as leading example for pedagogical innovation in the Portuguese educations system

MyMachine Portugal acknowledged as leading example for pedagogical innovation in the Portuguese educations system

Yesterday, Ana Sofia Godinho – MyMachine Portugal Coordinator – was featured as leading example in Guimarães at an Intermunicipal Meeting with the Multidisciplinary Teams of the Integrated and Innovative Plan to Combat Ave School Failure (PIICIE do Ave). This seminar is part of PIICIE do Ave, as a subregional educational strategy with measures and projects...

03 Jul20193rd July 2019
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The whole MyMachine process of 1 school year on Obidos TV (Portugal)

The whole MyMachine process of 1 school year on Obidos TV (Portugal)

Ever wanted to join MyMachine as a child yourself? Here’s your chance to feel what it’s like to participate in MyMachine. Obidos TV followed – during a whole school year – the elementary school children participating in MyMachine: you see how they were involved in the ideation in their own classroom, how they interacted with...

04 Jun20195th June 2019
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MyMachine Portugal in national media

MyMachine Portugal in national media

Organising three exhibitions in the country, from the north to the south, doesn’t go unnoticed! MyMachine Portugal is now featured in Publico. Publico – a national newspaper with headquarters in Lisboa (the country’s capitol) – was awarded the European Newspaper of the Year by the European Newspapers Congress in 2014. The article explains how the university professors...

27 May201928th May 2019
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MyMachine Portugal Exhibitions 2019

MyMachine Portugal Exhibitions 2019

MyMachine Portugal is announcing their new MyMachine 2019 Exhibition. MyMachine Portugal has been growing immensely this year, expanding from where it all started in Obidos. Since 2018-2019, Ana Sofia Godinho in Obidos has been very successful in expanding the model to the North of Portugal in Famalicão and to the South of Portugal in Campo...

04 Apr20198th April 2019
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Visiting the technical secondary schools in Portugal

Visiting the technical secondary schools in Portugal

In MyMachine Portugal, the final stages of the making of the working prototypes are here. Here we can see the primary school children visiting the technical secondary school Cenfim in Caldas da Rainha. This is always a great moment for the young child-inventors to see how a prototype is actually being made and are asked...

15 Jan201921st February 2019
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Primary school children visiting the university in Portugal

Primary school children visiting the university in Portugal

It was a beautiful setting: primary school children from Obidos visiting the ESAD University. The purpose of this visit is not just to see where and how the university students are working, but also to discuss the final stage of the conceptualisation of their dream machine. Stay tuned as the concepts are now entering the...

16 Dec201816th December 2018
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MyMachine on Portuguese Television

MyMachine on Portuguese Television

Here’s a great media-coverage of the second part of the MyMachine Portugal exhibition which was launched on Monday 12 November 2018 at Vila Nova de Famalicao. More than 120 elementary school students from the Famalicao region were involved in the previous school year, which resulted in the making of six dream machines.

05 Dec20187th December 2018
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MyMachine keynote at Alentejo Criativo (Portugal)

MyMachine keynote at Alentejo Criativo (Portugal)

For the past two years, the Creative Alentejo partnership has examined best practices, knowhow and strategies on the development dynamics of creative territories and the relationship of these territories with formal and non-formal training in a logic of transmission and empowerment of businesses and professionals in the creative sector. This partnership has asked MyMachine to...

12 Nov201816th December 2018
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MyMachine Portugal Exhibition part 2 in Villa Nova de Famalicao

MyMachine Portugal Exhibition part 2 in Villa Nova de Famalicao

The second part of the MyMachine Portugal exhibition was launched today Monday 12 November. More than 120 elementary school students from the Famalicao region were involved in the previous school year, which resulted in the making of six dream machines.This event was also attended by mayor Paulo Cunha, aldermen of Education, Knowledge and Culture Leonel...

30 Aug201830th August 2018
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Rebel With A Cause

Rebel With A Cause

Very proud to be called “Rebel With A Cause” in this article by by leading voice in education Tom Vander Ark (Getting Smart). The article explains that “Rebels are people who break rules that should be broken. They break rules that hold them and others back, and their way of rule breaking is constructive rather than destructive....

01 Jun20184th June 2018
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MyMachine Portugal kicks of the 2018 MyMachine Exhibition season

MyMachine Portugal kicks of the 2018 MyMachine Exhibition season

Friday June 1st. 21h00. Hundreds of children and their parents, teachers, professors, secondary students and university students gather at Complexo Scolar Dos Arcos in Obidos. They embark on the discovery of the elaborated dream machines. The presented prototypes were exquisite and we have seen only happy faces: the travel to the moon and back machine:...

29 May201829th May 2018
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MyMachine Portugal 2018 Exhibition

MyMachine Portugal 2018 Exhibition

We are very excited to announce the MyMachine Portugal 2018 exhibition: just like last year, the exhibition is a 3 week exhibition, moving to three different schools and each time opening at 21h00: 1 June 2018 in complexo escolar dos Arcos 7 June 2018 in complexo escolar do Alvito 15 June 2018 in complexo escolar...

28 May201829th May 2018
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Join our Mailing List

Join our Mailing List

We have now (and only now, which is, in hindsight, remarkable) decided to create a mailing list. We will send news about all MyMachine chapters from around the world, but we will only do that when there is something to tell. So it will not be a fixed-scheduled-newsletter every week or every month. It will...

27 Apr201827th April 2018
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The Cuddles Machine from MyMachine Portugal

The Cuddles Machine from MyMachine Portugal

Today the elaborated prototype of the Cuddles Machine was in the Alvito School complex. The inventor children could discover and test the actual prototype. It looks really beautiful and somehow pulls you in. Did you know this machine will also be supportive? Soon we’ll tell you everything.

28 Feb20184th March 2018
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Global Coordinators Meeting in Kortrijk

Global Coordinators Meeting in Kortrijk

This week was a remarkable one for MyMachine. It marked the very first gathering of (almost) all MyMachine coordinators from around the globe. The 2-day meeting was crucial in the further development of our global strategy. And, as always, we were not afraid to challenge ourselves. This time round with the same central assignment we give...

16 Dec201716th December 2017
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MyMachine Portugal reveals the new dream machines

MyMachine Portugal reveals the new dream machines

Introducing this year’s inventions of MyMachine Portugal, which are currently in the process of MyMachine: A Machine To Cuddle A Helmet Full Of Ideas A Machine To Stop Being Afraid Of The Dark And Know The Interior Of The Sun A Machine To Go To The Moon A Machine To Find Lost Objects. But be...

10 Dec201715th December 2017
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MyMachine Portugal’s story in the newspaper

MyMachine Portugal’s story in the newspaper

The MyMachine chapter in Portugal started in the city of Óbidos. After succesfully running MyMachine for 3 years, other regions got interested in joining the chapter. Today MyMachine Óbidos has transformed itself into MyMachine Portugal. This means the chapter in Portugal will grow a lot, meaning more dream machines created. In the end it’s all...

28 Nov201728th November 2017
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MyMachine growing in Portugal

MyMachine growing in Portugal

It was the city of Óbidos that sparked the first MyMachine chapter in Portugal in 2014. Now the chapter has transformed itself into MyMachine Portugal. We are thrilled to share this news. We settled this idea a year ago in Óbidos and are very exited to see today our model growing to the whole of...

22 Sep201722nd September 2017
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MyMachine Portugal kicks-off the new MyMachine 2017-2018 season

MyMachine Portugal kicks-off the new MyMachine 2017-2018 season

Yes! Here we go again. This time it’s MyMachine Portugal that kicks-off the new MyMachine season. The very first brand new dream machines have just been extracted from the creative minds of elementary school children in Óbidos. More to follow soon, in Portugal and in the other countries as well. So stay tuned! It will be...

11 Jun201724th August 2017
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MyMachine Óbidos’ (Portugal) Future looks bright

MyMachine Óbidos’ (Portugal) Future looks bright

It’s a wonderful combination when you are able to look at the brilliant work that has been done this school year in MyMachine Óbidos and at the same time discuss the context for the upcoming years in Portugal. Thank you so much to this team to make it all happen!

09 Jun201724th August 2017
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MyMachine Óbidos (Portugal) Exhibition 2017

MyMachine Óbidos (Portugal) Exhibition 2017

MyMachine Óbidos (Portugal) Exhibition 2017 is running for 3 weeks in 3 different locations. Today, the exhibition just opened at the second location in Obidos. Just like last week when it opened the first time, hundreds of visitors – children, students, parents, grandparents, teachers, professors, politicians, business people – all came to discover the dream...

21 Sep201616th March 2017
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MyMachine Obidos (Portugal) Exhibition 2016: Grand Opening

MyMachine Obidos (Portugal) Exhibition 2016: Grand Opening

Monday 19 September 2016: the grand opening of the MyMachine Obidos (Portugal) Exhibition 2016. The moren than 100 children involved in the MyMachine cycle 2015-2016 were in the Technology Park to discover the dream machines they invented. The five elaborated working prototypes stay on display this week at the Technology Park. After this week the exhibition...

14 Sep201619th May 2017
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MyMachine Òbidos (Portugal) announcing their Grand Exhibition 2016

MyMachine Òbidos (Portugal) announcing their Grand Exhibition 2016

Monday 19 September 2016: this marks the start of the MyMachine Òbidos (Portugal) exhibition for this year. The exhibition will showcase all the elaborated dream machines from the 2015-2016 MyMachine cycle in Portugal. 100 children from different elementary class rooms will visit the exhibition that will be on display for 1 week. After this week,...

21 Mar201617th March 2017
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Meet the five brilliant Dream Machines from MyMachine Portugal this year

Meet the five brilliant Dream Machines from MyMachine Portugal this year

MyMachine Óbidos is building five dream machines this year, and they’re brilliant: “The-don’t-let-the-tacher-think-about-giving-us-homework-today-machine” Problem: we don’t like to be given home work by the teacher. Solution: when the time comes the teacher chooses to give us homework, we pupils put a helmet on the head of the teacher. This Don’t-let-the-tacher-think-about-giving-us-homework-today-helmet makes her forget about homework, and makes...

10 Nov201517th March 2017
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MyMachine Obidos starting their new cycle 2015-2016

MyMachine Obidos starting their new cycle 2015-2016

We are proud to announce that MyMachine Obidos (Portugal) started with their new cycle 2015-2016. In this cycle more than 100 pupils and students are involved from 3 elementary schools, 1 technical high school and 1 university. Take a look at the first pictures of the children inventing their dream machines. We are already very curious...

06 Jul201512th October 2017
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MyMachine Óbidos visiting Kortrijk

Today, MyMachine Óbidos is visiting MyMachine Global in the city of Kortrijk, Belgium. Miguel Silvestre who is running MyMachine Óbidos together with Ana Sofia Godinho, brought with him a group of Portuguese Mayors. Left: Miguel Silvestre, MyMachine Óbidos Middle: Piet Grymonprez, Co-Founder MyMachine Right: Telmo Faria, former Mayor of Óbidos         It...