Category Archives: Teacher

“I learn a lot from my students – their minds process new learnings faster than mine.” – Soma Singh, India

Soma Singh
Science Teacher in Secondary School; Innovation Club and International Activities Leader
Delhi Public School Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, India
@somasinghdpsg

Soma Singh was born into a family of educators, so you could say she was born to be a teacher.

“I have a deep interest in learning collaboratively,” says Singh. “Not only through professional development, but by being a part of the learning process with each student.”

Singh’s personal philosophy of constantly striving to explore and provide new opportunities for her students blossomed in 2014, when she became a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE).… Visit the author's original post

Getting Started with Microsoft Teams – Guides for IT Admins, Teachers and School Leaders

With Office 365 for Education, now with Microsoft Teams, you can now redefine what a classroom means for your teachers and students by bringing in resources from around the world, providing them anytime, anywhere access to learning and giving them the skills they will need for their future. We're pleased to share three Getting Started guides for Microsoft Teams, created specifically for educators, IT admins, or school leaders.… Visit the author's original post

“When I started to realize that I didn’t have to teach alone, and that there were many mentors and resources to turn to, my teaching was transformed.” – Meenoo Rami

Meenoo Rami
Manager, Minecraft Education at Microsoft
Seattle, Washington, USA
@meenoorami

Meenoo Rami has taken a diverse path as an educator – both in the traditional sense, and also in the world of technology. Rami is a national board certified teacher who taught students English for ten years at Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy. She is the author of Thrive, and currently works as manager for Minecraft Education at Microsoft, where she helps educators, districts, and organizations reimagine game-based learning for classroom practice.… Visit the author's original post

Five years celebrating everyday heroes  

Celebrating five years of Daily Edventures 

Five years ago, we started an incredible journey to showcase the stories of education heroes from all around the globe. Over the course of this journey, we’ve featured hundreds of accounts of innovation, struggle, passion, and dedication that continue to inspire us on how educators, students, administrators and change makers are transforming education.

While a lot has changed in the last five years, our passion to empower every educator to do more is unwavering. The focus of Daily Edventures remains the same—celebrating the incredible work that too often goes unnoticed.… Visit the author's original post

“My experience working in the business world taught me the importance of thinking independently and solving problems using available resources. Preparing students to meet these same challenges requires teaching strong information literacy skills that will give them the ability to fight economic poverty, improve quality of life and increase opportunities.”


Educator
Tecumseh Vista Academy Department Head at Greater Essex County School Board
Ontario, Canada

@quagliaspace

Andre shares his Project Based Learning in Business Education lesson on his page on the Educator Community, and on his website, cloudoflearning.com. Check them out!Visit the author's original post

“Giving students the opportunity to connect with peers from all around the world and from different cultural backgrounds opens their eyes and minds. Skype in the Classroom, apart from practicing communication skills, takes learning outside of the classroom and provides authentic learning experiences!” 

Iro Stefopoulou Skype Master Teacher United Kingdom

Iro shares even more Skype in the Classroom tips, insights and projects on her Educator Community profile
To give your class a once-in-a-lifetime experience, be sure to sign up for Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon, November 29-30, 2016.

Skype-a-thon
About Iro Stefopoulou

  • Connect with Iro Stefopoulou on the Educator Community
  • Read Iro’s blog
  • Birthplace: Trikala, Greece
  • Educational background: BA English Language and Literature, MA in Education
  • Website I check every day: Edutopia, Microsoft Educator Network
  • Favorite Microsoft product, tool, technology: Skype, OneNote and Sway
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
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“Critical thinking is one of the pillars of our program and in my opinion the most needed skill to be successful in today’s world.  If you have true critical thinking skills you have the ability to analyze and acquire anything else you will need.  It’s also a skill that is almost completely left out of the education systems in most of the developing world.”

Corey Johnson Executive Director, Imagine Scholar Kamhlushwa, MP, South Africa @ImagineScholar

“Critical thinking is one of the pillars of our program and in my opinion the most needed skill to be successful in today’s world.  If you have true critical thinking skills you have the ability to analyze and acquire anything else you will need.  It’s also a skill that is almost completely left out of the education systems in most of the developing world.”

Corey Johnson is executive director with Imagine Scholar, based in rural Mpumalanga, South Africa.Visit the author's original post

“Ultimately, I want kids to pursue life goals based on passions they encountered in school – similar to my school experience.” – Brian Aspinall, Canada

When we first spoke with Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Brian Aspinall last year, he shared his passion for helping his students solve problems systematically, all with the help of computer science and STEM.

While Aspinall’s a veteran of using technology in his classroom – Minecraft and coding have been part of his teaching toolbox for years – he has never viewed it as a silver bullet for education transformation. Aspinall’s popular blog shares that philosophy, as well as his perspective on assessment, professional development, coding and 1:1 learning environments.… Visit the author's original post

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a GoPro to film class widely.

I really believe in learning observations – both formal and informal; self-observation and peer-observation; in person and video. I think that all of these are important. But today I am going to focus on video observations of learning. I’m not going to cover coaching, mentoring, observation protocols, trust, feedback or conversations – and these are all a really important part of the process of learning observations and can’t be ignored, but in the interests of brevity I just won’t cover them in this article – I’ll save that for another article down the track.… Visit the author's original post

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a GoPro to film class widely.

I really believe in learning observations – both formal and informal; self-observation and peer-observation; in person and video. I think that all of these are important. But today I am going to focus on video observations of learning. I’m not going to cover coaching, mentoring, observation protocols, trust, feedback or conversations – and these are all a really important part of the process of learning observations and can’t be ignored, but in the interests of brevity I just won’t cover them in this article – I’ll save that for another article down the track.… Visit the author's original post

OneNote Class Notebook Creator

jetzt können ganz schnell und einfach weitere Lehrer zu einem Klassennotizbuch hinzugefügt werden

Eine tolle Neuigkeit aus dem “OneNote-Universum” habe ich soeben erfahren und möchte gleich diese meinen treuen Lesern weitergeben: Das OneNote Setup tool for teachers wurde mit einem Update versorgt, dass sehr tolle Neuigkeiten mit sich bringt. Mein erster Beitrag vor einiger Zeit dazu erklärt die Grundidee hinter dieser Office 365-App, die ganz speziell für Schulen entwickelt wurde.

OneNote Class Notebook Creator spricht Deutsch

Mit dem Update wurden 10 neue Sprachen hinzugefügt und nun kann die Einrichtung eines Klassennoitzbuch ganz bequem in Deutsch geführt werden.… Visit the author's original post

Motivating and involving teachers in applying Project Based Learning


Motivating and involving teachers in applying Project Based Learning

The big decision has been made and three letters are to dominate the curriculum at your school- and your professional life consequently-  in the foreseeable future: PBL

And YES,  project based learning has invaded your and your colleagues' teaching. In previous posts I have referred to the problems one may encounter when integrating it into the syllabus ( Roseli Coffee Desk: Integrating PBL into your syllabus) and how 
technology can help (Boosting PBL with the aid of technology).Visit the author's original post