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De Pedagogics is now Microsoft in Education Global Training Partner

Very happy and proud to share that De Pedagogics is now Microsoft in Education Global Training Partner.

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You can connect with us to book training sessions here
https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/education/training-and-events/trainers/default.aspx

Thank you all for placing your trust in us. We hope to continue nurturing education and bringing you the best experiences.

We are all set to spread our wings!


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Eric Price’s interview. By Noah.

Today was a great day again for our “Seconde” class. We have interviewed the charismatic American author, Eric Price. We have learnt very much about him, and about what he thinks and feels about literature. He has on this day written 2 fantasy novels, many short stories and articles. He has been living in the south of the U.S. for a few years, with his wife and 2 sons. Besides his writing he also helps his wife working on her family farm.… Visit the author's original post

David Atkinson’s Skype Interview. By Noah.

We have once again Skype interviewed a great author! This time, it was the poet David Atkinson, an inspiring Irish author. Through a short Skype interview, he has presented himself, his life, his art and his philosophy. Accompanied by a journalist from the “Journal Du Dimanche”, and a photographer, a lucky half of our class have experienced this delightful moment.
A few questions we asked him:
What is poetry to you?
- A poem to me is a creation, art, “the best words in the best order”.… Visit the author's original post

Utilising the power of OneNote and Surface to develop visual thinking skills

Guest post by Steve Brophy, Director of ICT & eLearning at Ivanhoe Grammar School.

In 2010, Sir Ken Robinson gave a speech titled “Changing Paradigms” at a Renaissance Society of America public event. As usual, Sir Ken was at his poetic best and his call for a redefinition of our current school model echoed throughout the world thanks to a broadcast on the TED network. As well as Sir Ken’s message, the talk was also famous for the introduction of the RSA Animate series.… Visit the author's original post

Office365 Summit @ Guangzhou, China

Insightful speaking and presenting experience at #Office365Summit held at Guangzhou, China for educators and school leaders from international schools across China, hosted by by @21CLInternational at American International School, Guangzhou, China

Held 3 sessions on:
– Personalised Learning for Diverse Learners using Learning Tools in #OneNote
– Redefine Learning with #Microsoft Classroom in Office 365
– Stay connected with #Yammer

Spoke about ‘Power Up your #PowerPoint’ during conference TeachMeet

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Microsoft School Event @ Welham Boys’ School

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Welham Boys’ School, Dehradun in partnership with De Pedagogics, would like to invite your teachers to Microsoft School Event for a walk through and hands-on experience of Microsoft enabled learning environment on January 25th, 2017.

This is a training event for the educators designed to give them an insight into the latest trends in education. The focus being, ‘Teaching with technology using Microsoft tools’ to enhance their ability to create, share, collaborate, and present information both inside and outside of the classroom using OneNote, Sway, Forms and OfficeMix.Visit the author's original post

Slides I will use for the May 30 webinar with CYANE, French author. (French version of the May 2 webinar)


How can you attend the webinar?
Lien d'accès: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/fairevivre/
Informations: https://v.gd/fairevivre
Inscription: http://lpm.lpm.uni-sb.de/Webinar/index3.php
Avec CYANE : auteur.… Visit the author's original post

An amazing teacher! Guest post and Tedx Talk by Mareike Hachemer!

Thank you, Marie-Hélène, for introducing me to your blog! And congratulations for being a finalist for the Global Teacher Prize 2017. I'm looking forward to working with you towards a hopeful future for education and the world. In my TEDxTalk that I gave in Heidelberg I talk about the importance of the teaching professions and the impact teachers can have on the world. Imagine, if we all connected our learning to actions that helped us achieve the UN Global Goals and make the world a better place ...… Visit the author's original post

Are outdated computers reverting students to a prehistoric era?

3 reasons why there’s an increased need to get rid of keyboards and move to pen-based computers for today’s students.

If today’s educators continue to encourage the use of keyboards instead of digital ink and paper, they run the risk of being a ‘pager’ teacher in a smart phone world, holding on to a past that has outlived its usefulness and limits students’ cognitive potential…at least, that’s what human history and recent research is telling us.

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What Human History Tells Us About Keyboards

Communication in society has mirrored progress, but it has always involved a person holding a “pen”, even if that “pen” was just a pointed stick.Visit the author's original post

“Inking the thinking” collaboratively

Hawkesdale P12 College, Victoria in Australia connected with a rural school in Japan using Skype.

Hawkesdale P12 College, Victoria in Australia connected with a rural school in Japan using Skype.

In December, 2015, year 8 students from Hawkesdale P12 College, Victoria Australia connected with a rural school in Japan using Skype. Students at Hawkesdale are isolated geographically and culturally but were fortunate to be part of a research project on “Inking the Thinking” with the Victorian Department of Education  and Microsoft. This meant that each student in year 7 and 8 had a Surface Pro device with a digital pen.Visit the author's original post

Breaking news! Global Teacher Prize

Well... I still cannot believe it!

I have been selected as one of the top 50 world educators (out of 20 000) by the Varkey Foundation.

Of course, what I really feel like is sharing it with my students whom I am so looking forward to seeing again!

Here are a few links:

- the TOP 50 announcement

- My page

Congratulations to all my students who have made it possible!

3 ways the restructured Educator Community better supports educators

If you’ve visited the Microsoft Educator Community lately, you may have noticed that things look a little different. We’re delighted to announce that the entire site has been restructured to better support educators around the world, and it’s all thanks to you every new button, navigation path, and design update was made not only with educators in mind, but also using the feedback received from over 300 teachers around the world.

Not only do we want to celebrate and introduce the features made possible through the input of our users, we want to thank them for their important role in helping to restructure the site.… Visit the author's original post

Guest post by Jim Pedrech: What Hack the Classroom Means to Me

Guest post by Jim Pedrech, MIE Expert, Canada, @jpedrech. Connect with Jim Pedrech on the Educator Community.
If you are a teacher, you have probably hacked something.  Don’t worry; I’m not accusing you of crashing networks or breaking through firewalls. I mean hacking as tinkering, the act of reworking a thing in a way that its creator had not foreseen. A hack is a shortcut, a repurposing, a reimagining.  Have you ever restructured an activity or a unit to meet the needs of your students?… Visit the author's original post

10 great ways to rock back-to-school with Microsoft

t’s back-to-school time again in many parts of the world, and educators are busy getting organized. Below are some new and favorite technology features we offer educators to help make teaching easier and spark student learning, and many any are part of Office 365 Education, which is free for students and teachers.

We are committed to creating immersive and inclusive learning experiences that inspire lifelong learning and essential life skills like communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.… Visit the author's original post

Announcing Hack the Classroom: Small Steps to Big Impact

Hack is Back. September 24, 2016 from 8:00a.m. to 10:00a.m. PST. #HacktheClassroom

The messages came pouring in through the live chat, greetings from Vietnam to Croatia, Nigeria to Canada, lighting up the morning with energy and excitement. And like that, the first Hack the Classroom digital event kicked off on January 30, 2016, as tens of thousands of educators from around the world were inspired to go forth and do amazing things in the classroom, armed with inspiring new ideas from speakers and peers.

And we’re so excited to do it all again.… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft volunteers led by Chris Capossela and Tony Prophet visit Heritage University’s Innovative Camp S.E.E.D.

Sharing the benefits of education and entrepreneurial skills with at-risk youth

Known for its apples, hops, wineries and sunshine, the Yakima Valley – just two hours east of Seattle – is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the United States. Yet despite its agricultural prosperity, school dropout rates are among the highest in the state, 84 percent of households receive government nutritional assistance, and average weekly wages are low. But the staff and students at Heritage University are working to change all that.… Visit the author's original post

Get students hooked on coding this summer with YouthSpark camps

This summer, YouthSpark is offering computer science camps to help students who are interested in learning coding and game creation skills. YouthSpark Camps get kids of all ages coding, creating games and apps, and having a blast in the process.

Featured camps include:

 Kodu Makerspace Kodu Makerspace. Create rich and exciting games with Kodu Game Lab in this free, four-day camp for beginners ages 8 to 11.
 Learn to Code Flatverse Learn to Code Flatverse. Build your own Flatverse game using TouchDevelop in this free, intermediate-level camp for kids ages 12 and older.
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Summer Pathshala 2016 Recordings

Thank you to 250 educators who joined the Summer Pathshala sessions #YOUKEEPMEGOING

here are the recordings of all the 4 sessions for everyone to view:

Virtual Classroom: This webinar provides ways to use Skype in variety of ways to enhance your teaching and learning experience.

Presenters: Meenakshi Uberoi & Jyoti Chaba

Recording Link: http://bit.ly/1RXTUaL

Class notebook: This webinar presents how to create Innovative lesson plans using OneNote

Presenters: Meenakshi Uberoi & Jyoti Chaba

Recording Link: http://bit.ly/1ZFYuQQ

Link to assignment: http://bit.ly/1PRx5eB

Remixed Stories: This webinar teaches you how to create interactive Presentation/ Story using Sway and Office Mix

Presenters: Meenakshi Uberoi & Jyoti Chaba

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/q63Xg9iJRD4

Gamelab: This webinar helps you learn how to use Kodu to create excitement in the classrooms

Presenters: Meenakshi Uberoi & Jyoti Chaba

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/AP-RZiKUhbg

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New immersive and inclusive learning experiences for Windows 10

Our mission in education is to empower every student on the planet to achieve more. We’re reaching more and more students and teachers every day – providing them with immersive and inclusive learning experiences.

Today, Microsoft announced the next major update to Windows and highlighted some of these new experiences for the classroom. Learn how to upgrade PCs in your school to Windows 10 for free here. In addition, we’re excited to share these new Windows 10 apps that will help make your new school year great.… Visit the author's original post

ISTE and Microsoft collaborate to provide new school planning and professional learning resources

At Microsoft, we are committed to supporting teachers and school leaders with the tools, training and resources they need to improve student learning outcomes and drive change.

From teacher-inspired updates in Office 365 Education, to faster and easier device set-up with Windows 10, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of educators and simplifying their digital experience. And these updates are just the beginning.

This week we’re excited to announce a new collaboration with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) to combine and expand a host of our world-class initiatives to ensure educators and school leaders around the world have access to school planning and professional development resources.… Visit the author's original post

6 Exciting updates to the Microsoft Educator Community

oday, we are excited to share with you some very exciting updates to the Microsoft Educator Community. Over the past few months, we have been excited by the growth seen in the MicrosoftEducator Community and have been working ard to collect customer feedback and introduce features to meet he needs of our users. These features ensure a smoother, more intuitive user perience. Today, you’ll find a simplified sign-in process, improved navigation toolbar, and a revamped MIE Certified Badge, in addition to a number of additional features.… Visit the author's original post

Summer Pathshala Session 1 & 2

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For those who missed, here are the recordings of the first two sessions. Follow the 4-step process:

VIEW this: Session 1 – Virtual Classroom http://bit.ly/1RXTUaL
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VIEW this: Session 2 – Digital Notebook http://bit.ly/1ZFYuQQ
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Do the Assignment: make a lesson plan in ‪#‎OneNote‬ for a ‪#‎Skype‬ in the Classroom session. Link to assignment: http://bit.ly/1PRx5eB
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Next, submit, send us a message with a link to your assignment on‪#‎Yammer‬ Microsoft Innovative Educator community using‪#‎classroomdiversity‬, so that we can track you.
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Summer Pathshala 2016

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Request you to please register for Summer Pathshala using this link:
Link: https://www.microsoft.com/…/SummerPaa…/registration.aspx 

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 Prior to joining this session request you to please create an outlook account, in case you don’t have a Hotmail or outlook account already, using this link:http://www.outlook.com/ . Please reach out to us in case there are any questions around this. Also, please use the outlook Id to create a profile on our educator community, using this link: http://www.education.microsoft.com/ in case you are not there already.

Sharing with you details of all the four sessions with you with the links to join the sessions:

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

CLASS NOTEBOOK

Session 1:

TOPIC:     Skype: opening windows to the world

DATE:      ‪08/06/2016

TIME:  ‪    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm IST

PRESENTER:  Meenakshi Uberoi, Founding    Director De Pedagogics & Jyoti Chaba, Co-Founder, De Pedagogics

Webinar Details: This workshop provides ways to use Skype in variety of ways to enhance your teaching and learning experience.

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Personalized Learning with Digital Experiences

Schools that can promote happiness are key to ensuring better well-being, health, and achievement, as well as success in life…calling for education systems to shift away from traditional measures and to instead embrace a diversity of talents and intelligences by recognizing values, strengths, and competencies that contribute to enhancing happiness.

UNESCO, Happy Schools: A Framework for Learner Well-being, 2016

No one is average…. Today we have the ability to understand individuals and their talents on a level that was not possible before.Visit the author's original post