Some of you may have joined something called the Microsoft Innovative Teachers Network when Twitter and Facebook were only twinkles in the eyes of their developers back in 2000s. This was a first for teachers. Being able to share and collaborate best practice and support on a global scale.
That was 10 years ago. During that time technology and pedagogy have evolved and developed, all along supported by different iterations of the site, from Microsoft Innovative Teachers Network, the Partners in Learning Network and the Microsoft Educator Network.
We are pleased to announce that we now have brought these great global teacher resources right up to date. Traditionally whenever we update, we have a new name. From now on we are Microsoft in Education and the new URL is http://education.microsoft.com . Update your favourites now.
Our new site has all our resources in one place. Over a number of forthcoming blog posts we will be highlighting the great resources you can find here, including Badges for professional development, teaching with technology, 21st Century Learning design, Showcase Schools, free software and the Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts community.
If you are not a member already, you can join for free using Twitter, Facebook, O365 and Microsoft Account. So come on join us today. If you have been a previous member, then this is a great time to visit and see what's new.
Over the next few weeks we will be looking at the various features of the new Microsoft in Education Community, so come and join us.