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Kwa Ngindu Secondary/TSC
It can be easy to take today’s sophisticated classroom technology for granted. But when an internet connection isn’t a given and teachers haven’t yet embraced technology, school leaders must be extra-creative.
For Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Simon Kiteme, that meant becoming the first East/Central African educator to take — and pass — the Microsoft Certified Educator training. And once he became certified, Kiteme helped his fellow educators learn how to use technology to support student learning and success.… Visit the author's original post
Mwangaza Muslim Mixed Day Secondary School
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
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
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.
Functionality includes embedding video and audio clips for each slide in the deck.
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
I wanted to take some time and reflect on my experiences at the Microsoft E2 conference now that the school year is concluded.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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