Category Archives: E2

“Resources are not the problem. Our ability to work with, around and without the resource to achieve the student learning outcome is what matters.” – Abdikadir Ismail, Kenya

Abdikadir Ismail
Principal
Mwangaza Muslim Mixed Day Secondary School
Maralal, Kenya
@Abdiism

At the recent gathering of Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEEs) in Toronto, one enterprising school leader earned the nickname “No Problem” – and for good reason. Abdikadir Ismail leads an under-resourced school so remote that it “can’t even be found on Google Maps.”  But despite the challenges, Ismail has the attitude that any problem can be solved with hard work and a bit of ingenuity.

“At E2, I saw inspired educators and learners seated all around me,” he shares.… Visit the author's original post

E2 Education Exchange – Join Live on March 22nd!

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Later this month, educators from all over the world will be gathering in Toronto for E2 – Microsoft’s annual Education Exchange!

As well as a chance to celebrate and recognise achievements, over the course of three days more 300 MIE Experts and MIE Fellows will be collaborating, creating and sharing their experiences on how to integrate technology and pedagogy to advance learning, achieve student outcomes, and transform education.

Join in LIVE!

Anyone familiar with the E2 Education Exchange will know that there are elements of the event that are open to all through live streams and online participation, and this year is no different!

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#MIEExpert Report: E2 – Educator Exchange

The following article originally featured in the May 2016 issue of #TheFeed, and was written by #MIEExpert Kristy Griffin, of Bolsover Church of England Junior, a Microsoft Showcase School. Later this month Kristy will be joining us at the Telegraph Festival of Education – sponsored by Microsoft – to share her experiences of using Skype in the Classroom, Office Mix, Sway, and more.


#MIEExpert Report: E2 – Educator Exchange

by Kristy Griffin

As a newly elected MIEE, my experiences had mainly been centred around my own school and local areas since October 2015.… Visit the author's original post

My First Office Mix – Experiences at E2

Here is a link to my Office Mix presentation regarding experiences at Microsoft E2 (part 2).

As a side note… I decided to give Office Mix an official first try! An add-on for Microsoft PowerPoint, Mix is a simple download from the beta site. After a quick installation, the Mix toolbar is directly added into PowerPoint’s menu bar.

Office Mix Toolbar

Functionality includes embedding video and audio clips for each slide in the deck.

Office Mix - Adding video/sound clips

An interactive quiz feature is also included and requires a third party app download from the Office App store.… Visit the author's original post

My Reflection – Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange

I wanted to take some time and reflect on my experiences at the Microsoft E2 conference now that the school year is concluded.

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A Personal Journey

Unexpected tragedy struck my family with the sudden passing of my mother at the start of the year. With the help of my wife and best friend, Deanna, I was able to find strength and move on each day at a time. An article was written about my story on the Microsoft Daily Edventures Blog.… Visit the author's original post

Fearless Teaching Transforms Elementary School Classroom – Tammy Dunbar, USA

When we last caught up with Tammy Dunbar this past January, the 4th and 5th grade teacher’s district was in the middle of a massive learning transformation. Every student and teacher in Manteca Unified School District (MUSD) was given a Windows 8 device loaded with Microsoft Office, OneNote, Skype, and Bing in the Classroom.

For Dunbar, the laptops and tablets were just the beginning. Translating those devices into outstanding teaching and learning quickly became her goal, and Dunbar thinks it all starts with the teachers.… Visit the author's original post

Professional Development and the Right Tools Equal Success – Sandi Adams, USA

More and more districts are adding powerful classroom technology these days, but not all of those technology implementations are successful. The biggest reason they fail? Lack of professional development for teachers.

In today’s Daily Edventure, Sandi Adams, a district technology specialist, shares her innovative approaches to ensuring that teachers are not only ready to use technology, they’re also prepared to use it to its fullest potential.

Adams, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer and Expert, has used her affinity for technology to help educators advance their teaching practices with the right tools.… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft Redmond Reflection 2015

MY DREAM CAME TRUE AT E2

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Ever since I can remember, I have always been drawn to Microsoft Technologies, whilst working in corporate and academic training environments for more than 25 years – it all started at UCT, many moons ago, and two of my biggest dreams were to visit THE Microsoft building, or to work for Microsoft.

Thank you, Microsoft, for making one of my dreams come true during 2015!  The opportunity to be physically present @ Microsoft Redmond, Building 92, was awesome!

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Microsoft Redmond Reflection 2015

MY DREAM CAME TRUE AT E2

MyMoment

Ever since I can remember, I have always been drawn to Microsoft Technologies, whilst working in corporate and academic training environments for more than 25 years – it all started at UCT, many moons ago, and two of my biggest dreams were to visit THE Microsoft building, or to work for Microsoft.

Thank you, Microsoft, for making one of my dreams come true during 2015!  The opportunity to be physically present @ Microsoft Redmond, Building 92, was awesome!

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MIEE views from E2 – “What is available to teachers from Microsoft?” by Matthew Davies

The following post comes from Matthew Davies of Treorchy Comprehensive School in the Rhondda Cynon Taff district of South Wales. Matthew is one of the UK MIEEs who recently travelled to the E² Global Educator Exchange at Microsoft’s global headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

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E2 Workshop Sessions - What is available to teachers from Microsoft?

Be more, Do more, Expect more – The mantra of Microsoft and Anthony Salcito.

Microsoft is working hard to produce software for education. Today gave us the opportunity to receive training on the products currently being developed and those being used by educators around the globe to enhance the opportunities provided to their students.… Visit the author's original post

MIEE views from E2 – “How Big Is Your Brave?” by Anthony Lees

The following post comes from Anthony Lees of Broadclyst Community Primary School. Anthony is one of the UK MIEEs who recently travelled to the E² Global Educator Exchange at Microsoft’s global headquarters in Redmond, Washington

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How Big Is Your Brave?

by Anthony Lees

Day three of E2 started with a Keynote by Angela Maiers, which I had been much looking forward to following her brief appearance earlier in the week. Within minutes of her opening comments for 'How Big Is Your Brave?' I knew we had been right to be excited, and that no brief illness in the interim period would soften her ambition to make herself heard.… Visit the author's original post