During our September 24th Hack the Classroom event, we showcased Sway as a fun and easy tool for sharing content. To carry the momentum forward, we are running a competition to see who can develop the best lesson that includes the use of Sway as a creative method for delivering content to students. The winners will be announced live on June 27 during our live Hack the Classroom online event.
Visit the Microsoft Educator Community for further information
The winners of the competition will:
- Be featured on the Microsoft Educator Community
- Have their Sway featured on the “My Sways” page on Sway.com
How to participate
- Create and publish your lesson plan on the Microsoft Educator Community
- Be sure to embed your Sway (or Sways if you have more than one) using the section titled “Upload Sway and Embed”
- Add details and supporting resources to your lesson so that any teacher could pick your lesson up and teach it in their own class.
Those of you who tuned in to yesterday’s #MicrosoftEDU live stream from New York or caught up later on will have learned all about the latest product, platform and partner news and announcements from Microsoft in Education. There was plenty of ground covered including the first look at Windows 10 S, an exploration of Microsoft Teams for Education, exciting developments with the Minecraft: Education Edition Code Builder, partner news on 3D and mixed reality devices and of course the unveiling of our own brand new hardware in the Surface Laptop.… Visit the author's original post
A great classroom comes to life wherever students and educators meet. In working with our vibrant Microsoft Educator Community over the years, we’ve learned to reshape our ideas of what that great classroom looks like, how it works and even where it is. The world is changing right before us and, together, we have to recognize it as a pressing societal challenge – and our largest opportunity to prepare students for the future.
We shared our vision for inclusive, immersive learning at a Microsoft Education event in New York City today, where we announced new, affordable devices and a Windows 10 experience inspired by students and teachers – we call it Windows 10 S.… Visit the author's original post
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:
Class Hacks from #HackTheClassroom
On September 24, thousands of educators around the world joined for two hours of hacking, innovation, and inspiration.… Visit the author's original post
If you’re reading this before 4pm on Saturday 24th September, there is still time to register for #HackTheClassroom!
#HackTheClassroom is very nearly upon us! We’re all looking forward to tomorrow’s live event hosted by Anthony Salcito, and featuring a fantastic line-up of guest speakers. [Anthony has written a post of his own, ahead of the event – check it out here]. As you should hopefully know by now, the theme of the day is ‘small steps to big impact’, and we already have thousands of educators from all over the world who have registered for the session, to share their own stories and learn new ideas from others.
We’re a little over a week away from #HackTheClassroom, an exciting online live event designed to inspire and enable you to incorporate new ideas and tools into your classroom so your students can achieve more. Thousands of educators from all over world will be coming together for two hours of inspirational professional learning, and hearing from a fantastic line-up of speakers.
And as we close in on the big day itself, we can take a closer look at some of the special guests who will be joining Anthony Salcito for the session next Saturday.… Visit the author's original post
Register for #HackTheClassroom: 4pm-6pm September 24th
In less than two weeks thousands of members of the global educator community will be coming together once again for our #HackTheClassroom online event. As well as having the opportunity to hear and share ideas, virtual attendees will get to take part in a number of activities and sessions during the two hours.
Many members of the #MIEExpert programme and members of the Microsoft team will shape the agenda, as well as thought leaders from the industry.
As we continue to count down the days to #HackTheClassroom (less that four weeks to go, now!), we can once again hear from Teacher Ambassador Natalie Burgess, who recently caught up with one of our MIEEs about their experience of the live event in January. It’s also worth mentioning at this point that after you have participated in the online event you will receive 500 points towards your Microsoft Educator Community profile and a cool Hack The Classroom badge!
The first ever #HackTheClassroom digital event took place on January 30, 2016, as tens of thousands of educators from all over the world were inspired to do amazing things in their classrooms!… Visit the author's original post
Hack The Classroom is back! On Saturday 24th September educators from all over the world will come together to share ideas, experiences, insights and conversation, as the education community as a whole looks to drive further innovation in the classroom through the use of technology.
The theme for this live event will be “small steps to big impact”, and joining host Anthony Salcito is a line-up of exciting industry speakers and trailblazing educators, featuring many hacks created by teachers from around the world.… Visit the author's original post