Over the coming weeks and months we will be featuring more and more stories, experiences, ideas, lesson plans and short anecdotal offerings from our current cohort of Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Microsoft Teacher Ambassadors. Today we’re pleased to share a few words and a Sway from #MIEExpert Alex Handy, in which he gives some insight into how he is helping his peers to undertake further teacher CPD, which in turn is empowering them to use the tools found within Office 365 more effectively in the classroom.
With accessibility in mind, and based on direct feedback from educators and students, the Microsoft development teams continue to expand the capabilities and availability of the tools that help students of all abilities be successful. Many features previously exclusive to OneNote desktop are now coming to OneNote Online, Word desktop and Online, Office Lens, and beyond, to make sure more students have access to these tools.
Continuing our weekly ‘MEC Monday’ blog series highlighting courses, activities, badges and more CPD content from the Microsoft Educator Community, we are going to shine a light on the upcoming GoNoodle Mystery Skype taking place on October 27th. Hugely popular in US elementary schools, this month’s GoNoodle Mystery Skype session is a fantastic opportunity for UK educators and students to get involved for the first time, and also experience Skype in the Classroom.
Next month we have a number of our free Microsoft in the Classroom events being hosted by Microsoft Showcase Schools, providing teachers and school leaders the opportunity to explore with colleagues and UK experts how teaching and learning can be transformed through technology and a 21st Century Curriculum. The event will include interactive workshops and presentations on OneNote, Windows 10 and Office 365, all within the context of the classroom.
Join Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Darren Currie to see how he has been using Minecraft to teach History and Citizenship in his classroom. The webinar will contain practical examples and instructions on how you can get started.
The Teaching with Technology (TwT) curriculum is designed to help educators understand how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can enhance the teaching and learning experience and enable students to acquire 21st century skills. Among many benefits, Teaching with Technology is free, aligned with the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers.
Last week we kicked off our series of on-line webinar led by teachers, with a session hosted by Microsoft Teacher Ambassador Natalie Burgess, and yesterday we held the second weekly session, delivered by #MIEExpert Anna Kellner. We appreciate that it’s not always possible for people to join us for the live sessions, but we’re recording all of these webinars, and the content is available on-demand for you to watch at a more convenient time.
Ribblesdale High is a Lancashire secondary school that is living up to its Microsoft Showcase School status by piloting, for proof of concept, Microsoft School Data Sync (SDS) and Teacher Dashboard for Microsoft Office 365. Supported by two Microsoft partner businesses, the school demonstrates that SDS makes it possible to populate classroom applications – in this case Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook, and Teacher Dashboard from Axis12 — automatically and quickly with details of pupils, classes and groups held in the school management system.
In line with Dyslexia Awareness Week, this webinar hosted by Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Anna Kellner will demonstrate how to use OneNote Learning Tools & Class Notebooks to support students with additional learning requirements. During the half hour session you will be given an overview of how to use the Learning Tools, and a variety of other tips and tricks for using OneNote in your classroom.
We’re back with another ‘MEC Monday’ blog post, bringing you some highlights from wide array of courses, activities, materials and lesson plans that can be found on the Microsoft Educator Community. Last week we took a look at the training course ‘Introduction to Microsoft Classroom’, which comprises three interactive tutorials, followed by a quiz to assess understanding of the material, as well as earn participants points towards their MEC badges. Today we’re going to look at some of the everyday hacks that educators from all over the world shared during the recent #HackTheClassroom event, which can be found within the Courses and Resources section on the Microsoft Educator Community.