It’s back-to-school time again in many parts of the world, and educators are busy getting organised. Below are some new and favorite technology features we offer educators to help make teaching easier and spark student learning, and many are part of Office 365 Education, which is free for students and teachers.
We’re pleased to share another post written by Natalie Burgess, one of four Teacher Ambassadors to recently join our team. Many of you will be familiar with Natalie, through her fantastic work as a #MIEExpert over the years, and you may have even taken part in one of her sessions in the Showcase Classroom section of our stand at BETT 2016. Earlier this week she was present for an event run at one of our Showcase Schools, and below she shares her thoughts.
Hack The Classroom is back! On Saturday 24th September educators from all over the world will come together to share ideas, experiences, insights and conversation, as the education community as a whole looks to drive further innovation in the classroom through the use of technology. The theme for this live event will be “small steps to big impact”, and joining host Anthony Salcito is a line-up of exciting industry speakers and trailblazing educators, featuring many hacks created by teachers from around the world.
‘Daily Edventures’ is a continuously evolving blog by Microsoft Global Education Vice President Anthony Salcito. Described as his ‘365-day look at global heroes in education’, it features stories about, and interviews with, educators from around the world all of whom have in common an innovative and optimistic vision of technology as a powerful agent for change.
Microsoft is “All In” for Education. Today, we’re highlighting some exciting new features of Office 365 Education for the upcoming school year – Microsoft Classroom, School Data Sync, Microsoft Forms, OneNote ink and Learning Tools. And remember, Office 365 Education is free for students and teachers.
The world of technology has been rightly generous with tributes to the pioneering thinker, teacher, mathematician and computer scientist Seymour Papert who died on 31 July this year. A visionary writer, his key educational work is ‘Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas’.
Docs.com can help educators share their expertise with a wider audience but giving their content a home on the web. Docs.com make it easier to publish familiar formats from Microsoft Office along with PDFs and web links. All of the original formatting is preserved and can be viewed inside a web browser, so you can enjoy the full experience of the documents. Individual work or collections can be shared by posting to social media, grabbing a link, or embedding on your own site.
With the following post we’d like to formally welcome one of our new Teacher Ambassadors to the Microsoft UK Education team! Many of you will have come across Natalie Burgess before, as she has been as #MIEExpert for a number of years, and ran sessions in the Showcase Classroom section of our stand at BETT 2016.
As the barriers of technology are pushed further and further each day, new discoveries and innovations are opening up avenues for entirely new jobs and careers to take shape. In order to best prepare today’s younger generations for this developing employment market, educators need to consider the role that technology and digital skills development will have to play within formal education.
In any given class of students, there may well be some learners with individual difficulties. They may be physical impairments related to vision, problems with hearing, or other mental struggles that make it harder for them to understand and engage with different communication mediums or particular aspects of day to day classroom activities. Not only…