Yesterday we shared a short video tutorial guiding you through the simple signup process for the joining the Microsoft Educator Community. Today we have another quick guide, this time giving a brief overview of how you can navigate various areas of the MEC, and find your way to all of the great content, lesson plans, teacher CPD materials and more that the site has to offer.
Teachers all over the world have been making great use of the MEC, and there really is something for everyone and every scenario. Whether it's improving your knowledge and technological skills with a Quick Tip video, taking the Microsoft in Education learning path, downloading a lesson plan another teacher has shared with the community, embarking on Teacher CPD or connecting your students to subject experts or other classes on the other side of the world via a Skype in the Classroom virtual field trip, the MEC will enable you to add something to every area of your teaching.
But don't take our word for it, hear what the teachers themselves are saying about the MEC.
Those of you on Twitter can look at the #MIEExpert hashtag to see what our Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts have been using the MEC for, both in terms of the own teacher CPD, and activities for their students.
Earlier this year we explored different areas of the MEC through the experiences of some of our MIE-Experts who contributed towards a #MECweek blog series, and through another piece by Gerald Height that examined the wider impact on whole-school CPD that results from teachers engaging with the MEC. These can all be found here:
What the Microsoft Educator Community means to a #MIEExpert
Microsoft Educator Community – ‘Get Trained’ – with #MIEExpert Martine Mannion
Microsoft Educator Community – ‘Find a Lesson’ – with #MIEExpert Ben Whitfield
Microsoft Educator Community – ‘Connect with Others’ – with #MIEExpert Henry Penfold
Microsoft Educator Community – ‘Share your Expertise’ – with #MIEExpert Stewart Davies
Microsoft Educator Community – ‘Earn Badges’ – with #MIEExperts Sarah Clark and Paul Dredge
Gerald Haigh – The impact of the Microsoft Educator Community on whole-school CPD