So normally I write a lot of things about me and my experiences, BUT in this post I want to point out some educators (and other people in education) that have inspired me both in a professional and personal way. I have met them only once or several times in real life, but I have to say, that they are very, very special to me and you HAVE TO get in contact (at least virtually!)
I proudly introduce…
Koen Timmers (Belgium)
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So yesterday I started a small experiment. I hosted a tweetmeet for the #msftedue2 attendees. It was the first time I hosted a tweetmeet and my only experiences are some meetings at the weekly #edchatde. I thought of bringing the people of the Microsoft Educator Exchange after four weeks together and keep the spirit up.
I put together three questions to catch the spirit:
Q1: What one thing do you tell everybody who was not at the E² about the E²?… Visit the author's original post
It’s been a week since I came back home to Austria, but my thoughts and some of my feelings ar still in Redmond. In this forth part I try to write down some impressions I had at the Microsoft Campus two weeks ago.
Microsoft LOVES Feedback
The conference track for us 15 Microsoft Innovative Educators Fellows was a bit different compared to the 250 mieexperts and it was truely an honor.… Visit the author's original post
In this third part of my retroperspective of the Microsoft Educator Exchange I want to have a closer look at the different talks and keynotes.
Anthony Salcito – Expect more, do more, be more
Althoug I have experienced Anthony’s talks many times now – live and on video – and I have had the chance to talk to him in a dailyedventure interview I still have to say, that there is no other man who inspires me more with his words (maybe Sir Ken Robinson tops this!).… Visit the author's original post
So this is the first blog post in a (certain) series of blog posts I will do after the Microsoft Educator Exchange in Redmond. I want to look into different aspects in each post and today I want to focus on the event as a whole.
It’s not a tech-Forum, it is a teach-forum!
So, of course, when you hear Microsoft everybody is thinking of technology and software, BUT this Educator Exchange was exactly about what the titles promises. An Exchange between edcuators from all around the world.… Visit the author's original post
Inspired by those many “listicles” that appear day to day on the Internet, I decided to write my personal listicle about five things, why I love my stylus on the Surface Pro 3.
1: My stylus is more than a pen
Since the SP3 has three buttons I always explain interested teachers in my OneNote workshops, that this tool is more like a mouse. So you can do a lot more than just writing with it!… Visit the author's original post
So the Microsoft Edcuator Exchange is coming closer and closer and my preparations are not finsished yet, but I put some effort in being “fully equipped” for this “one-of-a-kind” journey. As I am traveling earlier to Seattle to do some sightseeing and hoping to get a beautiful pic from the Space Needle, I am staying for over a week in the USA.
As a Geek – yes I am proud to be one – I surely “depend” on lots of technical things when I am on the road.… Visit the author's original post
WOW! This week I got an email from representatives of Microsoft in Education that really thrilled me:
… Because of your commitment to Microsoft and educational transformation, I would like to invite you to be part of this pilot Advisory Board. You are considered a leader in your school, community and peers across the world and we value your comments and opinions. Your input will be critical in shaping products, tools and resources. …
These individuals will be the “go to” partners across the world who will collaborate together to provide market understanding of integral use of ICT in teaching and learning, as well as input and feedback on Microsoft education programs, products, tools and resources.… Visit the author's original post
So call my stupid or just “Not-SharePoint-well-known”, but I have discovered only recently, that you can install and administer the great OneNote Class Notebook Creator Tool right in your very own OneDrive for Business! (kind of…)
I thought, that an adminstrator has to create a dedicated Sharepoint site, where you install the App and then you can create your OneNote Class Notebooks. BUT as OneDrive for Business IS in the core exactly the same as a SharePoint site you don’t have to use dedicated sites.… Visit the author's original post
So after a longer break (I have had a great skiing week with my students!) I am finally back again with some great news concerning Office 365 and GeoGebra. As I have found out some weeks ago, you can now sign in into GeoGebra (GeoGebratube) at http://www.geogebra.org with your Office 365 account, I discovered the next cool thing today:
If you are logged in to your Office 365 account you my now find a new button titled “GeoGebra”, so you can just start GeoGebra right from Office 365!… Visit the author's original post
Inspired by the Microsoft Innovative Educator “#MSFTtips Contest” I decided to write down my 5 Tips for everbody, who wants to hold an OneNote workshop for other educators. In the past 3 years I have had great oppertunities to introduce OneNote to many, many educators in Austria (and Germany too!) and I am pretty proud of my efforts, because I have changed some teachers AND students daily life since they are using Microsoft OneNote.
Tell them your WHY
So if you never heard of Simon Sinek you have to invest the following 18 Minutes into his genious TED talk about what he calls the” Golden Circle”: WHY – HOW – WHAT:
So I always start my Workshops traditionally with a small PowerPoint-presentation about my personal path to OneNote.
So there is a great song by Tom Petty called “Learning to fly” and I can really say that I have tried a lot of different things in my life, because I am very curious. But like flying there is one thing, that I will never ever learn: DRAWING!
I have tried a lot of times to get things right and get the correct proportions, but it seems to me, that – like flying – drawing is something I am not going to learn!… Visit the author's original post
After a short video on GeoGebra and Office Mix I decided to do also a Blog post about it, cause I discovered some more further informaion and “tricks”.
So here is a very short step-by-step guide on how you get GeoGebra into Office Mix:… Visit the author's original post
As noted in a recent post, staff at St Andrew’s College have wholeheartedly embraced the potential of OneNote to help students receive, and engage with, classroom materials in different ways. Much of the focus for teaching staff and students at this time of Term 1 has been setting up their class notebooks using the Onenote Classroom Creator tool. Feedback from staff has been overwhelmingly positive in the use of this tool to seamlessly organise both class and individual student’s distinct areas into a single notebook.… Visit the author's original post
Today I am posting again in English and definitely Off-Topic! A few weeks ago I made a short stop at the Windows 8 – Game App (I do not play games) and I noticed that I had a really bad avatar. So I decided to give it a try and visit the Xbox Avatar Editor Page , where you can easily modify and customize your avatar.
I tried some things and soon I was satisfied with my “new look”.… Visit the author's original post