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Werde Expert Educator

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Auch wenn es eine Wiederholung aus dem letzten Jahr ist: Hiermit lade ich ALLE Lehrer und Lehrerinnen ein, sich für das kostenlose Expert Edcuator-Programm zu bewerben! Microsoft geht definitiv den Weg weiter, den es so erfolgreich eingeschlagen hat und versucht die innovativsten Lehrer un d Lehrerinnen aus aller Welt zusammenzubringen und den Austausch untereinander zu fördern.

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Dabei geht es keineswegs um Microsoft-Gurus, die jede Stunde nur mit Microsoft Produkten arbeiten, sondern der Focus liegt klar auf innovative, neuartige Lern- und Lehrkonzepte/Unterrichtseinheiten, die das Leben vieler Schülerinnen und Schüler nachhaltig verändern.… 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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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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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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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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Microsoft Educator Exchange E2 Redmond 2015

Ende April bot sich mir eine einmalige Gelegenheit: im Rahmen des Microsoft Innovative Educator Programms wurde ich in die Microsoft Zentrale nach Redmond bei Seattle/Washington (USA) eingeladen, um dort beim “Educator Exchange E2” mit 250 Lehrern und Lehrerinnen aus 87 Ländern Ideen auszutauschen.

Als eine von zwei Gewinnerinnen aus Deutschland durfte ich dort vorstellen, wie ich neue Medien im Unterricht einsetze.

Die deutsche Delegation: Jasmin Gülland, (Lehrerin an der reformpädagogischen Heinrich von Stephan Schule, Berlin), Ulrich Sawade (Area Lead Partners in Learning Microsoft Deutschland, Köln), Miriam Gronert (Gesamtschule im Gartenreich Oranienbaum-Wörlitz)

Die deutsche Delegation: Jasmin Gülland, (Lehrerin an der reformpädagogischen Heinrich von Stephan Schule, Berlin), Ulrich Sawade (Area Lead Partners in Learning Microsoft Deutschland, Köln), Miriam Gronert (Gesamtschule im Gartenreich Oranienbaum-Wörlitz)

Die 4-tägige Veranstaltung fand auf dem riesigen Microsoft Campus statt – eine Stadt für sich mit eigenen Shuttle-Bussen.… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft Educator Exchange E2 Redmond 2015

Ende April bot sich mir eine einmalige Gelegenheit: im Rahmen des Microsoft Innovative Educator Programms wurde ich in die Microsoft Zentrale nach Redmond bei Seattle/Washington (USA) eingeladen, um dort beim "Educator Exchange E2" mit 250 Lehrern und Lehrerinnen aus 87 Ländern Ideen auszutauschen. Als eine von zwei Gewinnerinnen aus Deutschland durfte ich dort vorstellen, wie … Microsoft Educator Exchange E2 Redmond 2015 weiterlesen


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Microsoft Educator Exchange E2 Redmond 2015

Ende April bot sich mir eine einmalige Gelegenheit: im Rahmen des Microsoft Innovative Educator Programms wurde ich in die Microsoft Zentrale nach Redmond bei Seattle/Washington (USA) eingeladen, um dort beim “Educator Exchange E2” mit 250 Lehrern und Lehrerinnen aus 87 Ländern Ideen auszutauschen.

Als eine von zwei Gewinnerinnen aus Deutschland durfte ich dort vorstellen, wie ich neue Medien im Unterricht einsetze.

Die deutsche Delegation: Jasmin Gülland, (Lehrerin an der reformpädagogischen Heinrich von Stephan Schule, Berlin), Ulrich Sawade (Area Lead Partners in Learning Microsoft Deutschland, Köln), Miriam Gronert (Gesamtschule im Gartenreich Oranienbaum-Wörlitz)

Die deutsche Delegation: Jasmin Gülland, (Lehrerin an der reformpädagogischen Heinrich von Stephan Schule, Berlin), Ulrich Sawade (Area Lead Partners in Learning Microsoft Deutschland, Köln), Miriam Gronert (Gesamtschule im Gartenreich Oranienbaum-Wörlitz)

Die 4-tägige Veranstaltung fand auf dem riesigen Microsoft Campus statt – eine Stadt für sich mit eigenen Shuttle-Bussen.… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft Educator Exchange E2 Redmond 2015

Ende April bot sich mir eine einmalige Gelegenheit: im Rahmen des Microsoft Innovative Educator Programms wurde ich in die Microsoft Zentrale nach Redmond bei Seattle/Washington (USA) eingeladen, um dort beim "Educator Exchange E2" mit 250 Lehrern und Lehrerinnen aus 87 Ländern Ideen auszutauschen. Als eine von zwei Gewinnerinnen aus Deutschland durfte ich dort vorstellen, wie … Microsoft Educator Exchange E2 Redmond 2015 weiterlesen


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First #msftedue2 tweet meet

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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

Wizyta szkół partnerskich w naszym gimnazjum

W dniach 3-8 maja 2015 r. w Gimnazjum im. Jana Pawła II w Daleszycach odbyła się, czwarta z kolei, wizyta robocza projektu Comenius ”Orbis Pictus – keep it balanced”, który łączy dwanaście szkolnych społeczności w Europie. Naszymi gośćmi byli nauczyciele i uczniowie z Cypru, Wielkiej Brytanii i Słowacji, z którymi łączą nas szczególne więzy przyjaźni – zacieśnione podczas naszego pobytu w  Geri, Ashford i Mosovcach.

Bardzo ważnym punktem naszego programu była konferencja „Orbis Pictus – reject stereotyped thinking” – nasi goście zostali serdecznie powitani przez pana Dariusza Meresińskiego, Burmistrza Miasta i Gminy Daleszyce, który wyraził swoją radość z ich pobytu w naszej pięknej gminie.… Visit the author's original post

Wizyta szkół partnerskich w naszym gimnazjum

W dniach 3-8 maja 2015 r. w Gimnazjum im. Jana Pawła II w Daleszycach odbyła się, czwarta z kolei, wizyta robocza projektu Comenius ”Orbis Pictus – keep it balanced”, który łączy dwanaście szkolnych społeczności w Europie. Naszymi gośćmi byli nauczyciele i uczniowie z Cypru, Wielkiej Brytanii i Słowacji, z którymi łączą nas szczególne więzy przyjaźni – zacieśnione podczas naszego pobytu w  Geri, Ashford i Mosovcach.

Bardzo ważnym punktem naszego programu była konferencja „Orbis Pictus – reject stereotyped thinking” – nasi goście zostali serdecznie powitani przez pana Dariusza Meresińskiego, Burmistrza Miasta i Gminy Daleszyce, który wyraził swoją radość z ich pobytu w naszej pięknej gminie.… Visit the author's original post

Wizyta szkół partnerskich w naszym gimnazjum

W dniach 3-8 maja 2015 r. w Gimnazjum im. Jana Pawła II w Daleszycach odbyła się, czwarta z kolei, wizyta robocza projektu Comenius ”Orbis Pictus – keep it balanced”, który łączy dwanaście szkolnych społeczności w Europie. Naszymi gośćmi byli nauczyciele i uczniowie z Cypru, Wielkiej Brytanii i Słowacji, z którymi łączą nas szczególne więzy przyjaźni – zacieśnione podczas naszego pobytu w  Geri, Ashford i Mosovcach.

Bardzo ważnym punktem naszego programu była konferencja „Orbis Pictus – reject stereotyped thinking” – nasi goście zostali serdecznie powitani przez pana Dariusza Meresińskiego, Burmistrza Miasta i Gminy Daleszyce, który wyraził swoją radość z ich pobytu w naszej pięknej gminie.… Visit the author's original post

Part 4 – Inside Microsoft Headquarters

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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.

Part one – first try to capture the uncapturable

Part two – meet the people of the Microsoft Educator Exchange

Part three – Keynotes and talks at the Educator Exchange

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

Part 3 – Keynotes and talks at the Educator Exchange

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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

First try to capture the uncapturable

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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

Österreich goes Redmond

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Der Countdown läuft: Am Freitag geht es für mich ab nach Seattle zum wohl größten Abenteuer meines Lebens. Microsoft hat aber nicht nur mich als einzigen Österreicher zum Global Educator Exchange eingeladen, sondern auch zwei weitere Innovative Expert Ecucator: Bernd aus der Medienhak in Graz und Oliver von der PH Niederösterreich. Als Trio können wir bereits schon ein paar Tage vor der eigentlichen Konferenz an die Westküste der USA reisen und werden neben dem obligatorischen Sightseeing uns auch mit anderen Kollegen aus aller Welt bereits im Vorfeld treffen.… Visit the author's original post

Travelling – geek’s style

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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

Microsoft in Education Advisory Board

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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.
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Redmond, ich komme!

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Ziemlich genau ein Jahr nach meinem Besuch beim Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona hat mich eine wirklich tolle Nachricht erreicht:

From time-to-time Microsoft invites academic customers to participate in educational technology events such as the Global Educator Exchange (E2) which will be held in Redmond, Washington, USA from April 28 — May 1, 2015. The purpose of the event is to gather educators and student ambassadors to discuss innovations and challenges in education and how technology can support solutions to improve teaching and learning experiences.
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MIEExpert15 Greatest Moments to Date

Being chosen as an Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator for 2015 has provided me with the most amazing “learning” MOMENTS to date. Support and involvement from Microsoft South Africa and Globally has been absolutely phenomenal.

Did you know that Microsoft provides such “directed learning” pathways for teachers, students and individuals to professionally develop themselves?

It is extremely important for teachers to engage in their own PD in order to engage students. Every single day I am learning new technologies, new updates, gaining new collaborations and so on.… Visit the author's original post

MIEExpert15 Greatest Moments to Date

Being chosen as an Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator for 2015 has provided me with the most amazing “learning” MOMENTS to date. Support and involvement from Microsoft South Africa and Globally has been absolutely phenomenal.

Did you know that Microsoft provides such “directed learning” pathways for teachers, students and individuals to professionally develop themselves?

It is extremely important for teachers to engage in their own PD in order to engage students. Every single day I am learning new technologies, new updates, gaining new collaborations and so on.… Visit the author's original post

My journey as a Microsoft Innovative Educator

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As I promised here is a short re-recording of my talk I have given at the Austria Microsoft Innovation & Education Forum last week:

I gave my best to make an English version of my talk with Office Mix, so please be patient with me! Thanks again to all, who made this possible!… Visit the author's original post

rewatch the Microsoft educast

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thanks to Luis for this screenshot

First of all: Thanks to all the people and fellow teachers and friends who have joined the Microsoft Educator Webcast on Tuesday, 11th of November. I read a lot of familiar names and I am still thrilled by this event, although some small things went wrong…

I was expecting that my persentation on Office Mix should be at the end of the Webinar, but instead I was placed second, so I could not rely on Tim’s presentation, but I think the audience got my ideas.… Visit the author's original post