Category Archives: Teacher Ambassador

Microsoft Teacher Ambassador Natalie Burgess at ‘Innovation in Education’, Liverpool

On Tuesday, Microsoft Education are heading to Liverpool to attend Innovation in Education: Enhanced learning and engagement through technology, an event designed to get exclusive insights from key policy makers on the following topics:

  • EnhanceHow can technology be used to enhance the learning environment and improve curriculums?
  • EngageWhat evidence is there that technology affects student engagement, and how can this evidence be used to create real change?
  • InnovateWhy is innovative use of technology, rather than just innovations in technology, so important when it comes to equipping children with the skills for a digital world?
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Teacher Ambassador Webinar – Teaching modern languages with Office 365

Tomorrow afternoon sees the start of our new series of Education webinars run by Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Teacher Ambassadors. Sign up now for Teaching modern languages with Office 365.


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As we start the new school year, we will begin a series of weekly webinars tailored for educators on a variety of different topics, hosted by our very own Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Teacher Ambassadors. These webinars are designed to assist teachers in developing their own digital skills, allowing them to do more with the technology available to them in the classroom, through a series of different tips, tricks, experiences and lesson plans, all linked to teaching and learning with Microsoft technologies!… Visit the author's original post

Teacher Ambassador Report: Coding @ CoderDojo, Paisley YMCA

Since joining the Microsoft Education UK team, our Teacher Ambassador Natalie Burgess has been one busy bee! You may have already read her introductory guide to the Microsoft Educator Community, her report from West College Scotland IT Symposium, or even seen her fantastic Tip-ster videos and Facebook Live posts on our social media channels!

Back again with another blog for us, Natalie reflects on the CoderDojo event she took part in on Monday, in her native Paisley, Scotland.

Follow Natalie on Twitter: @natalielochhead


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Earlier this week I was invited along to an awesome club in the Paisley YMCA called CoderDojo.… Visit the author's original post

Join #HackTheClassroom to receive 500 points towards your Microsoft Educator Community profile!

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!


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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

Guest post from Teacher Ambassador Natalie Burgess – Back to School with Microsoft

With the following post we’d like to formally welcome one of our new Teacher Ambassadors to the Microsoft UK Education team! Many of you will have come across Natalie Burgess before, as she has been as #MIEExpert for a number of years, and ran sessions in the Showcase Classroom section of our stand at BETT 2016.

Ahead of the new academic year, Natalie has written a short blog post offering some ideas for how teachers can use technology to get to know their new students – and help the students get to know each other.Visit the author's original post

10 razones para elegir Sway como herramienta de creación de contenido en el aula

La innovación en el ámbito educativo no se puede limitar a introducir las TIC para que el alumnado utilice alguna presentación digital creada por un profesor. Si queremos ir un paso más allá, debemos dejar de favorecer el aprendizaje pasivo. El alumno tiene que dejar de ser copiloto, para ser el conductor y coger las riendas de su aprendizaje.

Tradicionalmente, cuando un alumno no sabía algo, preguntaba a sus padres y/o maestros. Sin embargo, actualmente les resulta mucho más rápido y fácil echar mano de su teléfono móvil y buscar en internet.… Visit the author's original post