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“OneNote is the core tool we use to underpin all classroom activity, and I see it empowering my students to do more in every lesson.” – Chris Thackray, UK

Chris Thackray
Director of Technology and eLearning
Wimbledon High School
London, United Kingdom
@christhack

For MIEE and MIE Trainer Chris Thackray, teaching effectively is all about providing feedback, and that’s what makes OneNote his favorite classroom technology.

“With OneNote, I can really challenge students’ understanding of a topic by evaluating on-the-fly the notes they might be taking, or the collaborative piece of work they are doing,” Thackray explains. “It goes beyond the classroom, and helps my students to adjust or rethink their approach while the feedback is relevant — rather than when the topic has moved on.… Visit the author's original post

“The Microsoft Educator Community wouldn’t be what it is today without us educators.” – Bisera Ristikj, Macedonia

Bisera Ristikj
Teacher of English as a Foreign Language
Goce Delcev Primary School
Kavadarci, Macedonia
@TeflBisera

Two years ago, Bisera Ristikj was asked to speak at an international conference in Macedonia where she shared her experiences as an MIE Expert and the advantages that came with the designation.

“I felt that I could provide so much encouragement to all the educators, so that they too can change education with their work,” she tells us. “I also felt it was important to add that the Microsoft Educator Community wouldn’t be what it is today without us educators.… Visit the author's original post

Participation aux matchs de la rentrée littéraire 2018: Comment vivre en héros ? Fabrice Humbert.


Comment vivre en héros ?
Un roman dont le titre est une question, ce n’est pas courant. Soit la réponse est dans le texte, soit, c’est au lecteur de la trouver. Fabrice Humbert a gagné le pari de nous faire réfléchir sur le mythe du héros à travers un héros – en fait, plutôt le personnage principal, ne mélangeons pas tout !- peu héroïque en fin de compte ! Professeur, mais pas ce professeur passionnant, en quête de projets ambitieux, non, un professeur médiocre, à la scolarité médiocre, qui, malgré un prénom qui le prédestinait à l’héroïsme, malgré une enfance baignée dans cette notion éprouvée par un père héros de la résistance, ne sera jamais ce héros qu’il rêve d’incarner !
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Never underestimate the difference children can make

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“We should never underestimate children – they care, they want to be heard and they can make a difference.”- Travis Goulter, Head of Junior School, Ormiston College.

Early in MIEE Travis Goulter’s teaching career, he learned how important it is to include his students in real-world problem-solving.

“I taught at a school located in an inner-city suburb,” Goulter shares. “A number of developers wanted to start building multi-story residential and corporate buildings that had the potential to change the very dynamic of the suburb.… Visit the author's original post

Sortie de La musique adoucit les moeurs : J – 1


Bonjour à tous,
Mon mari et moi sortons en auto-édition notre premier ouvrage de fiction, un recueil de nouvelles.
Voici sa Page Booklaunch, son Padlet (on ne se refait pas !), sa Page Facebook et sa toute première critique !



... sans oublier son teaser !
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Eltham High rethinks teaching and learning with Surface Pro and cloud – 21st Century skills

Technology has taken learning from slate to paper to screen; from pencil to pen to stylus. Consequently, each generation of students should emerge with the skills and smarts to participate fully in the workforce of the day.

Victoria’s Eltham High School is keenly aware of the need to equip today’s students with 21st century skills, and understands that digital technologies and the cloud provide the platform that allows students to connect, collaborate and create both within and out of the classroom.… Visit the author's original post

“Teachers and staff need to be allowed to ‘fail forward,’ especially with current and emerging technologies.”- Ross Johnson, Australia

Ross Johnson
Head Teacher, Information Technology
NSW Department of Education
Tumbi Umbi, NSW, Australia
@TheNikonKid

For students and teachers alike, failure can be just as important a lesson as succeeding. For Ross Johnson, the Information Technology and Computing Studies teacher at his school, it’s a necessity.

“A couple of years ago, I had a highly motivated group of students who were keen to pass their Microsoft Office Specialist Exams (I had passed some of the exams and the certificates were on my wall in my lab),” Johnson shares with us.… Visit the author's original post

“Teachers and staff need to be allowed to ‘fail forward,’ especially with current and emerging technologies.”- Ross Johnson, Australia

Ross Johnson
Head Teacher, Information Technology
NSW Department of Education
Tumbi Umbi, NSW, Australia
@TheNikonKid

For students and teachers alike, failure can be just as important a lesson as succeeding. For Ross Johnson, the Information Technology and Computing Studies teacher at his school, it’s a necessity.

“A couple of years ago, I had a highly motivated group of students who were keen to pass their Microsoft Office Specialist Exams (I had passed some of the exams and the certificates were on my wall in my lab),” Johnson shares with us.… Visit the author's original post

“Teachers and staff need to be allowed to ‘fail forward,’ especially with current and emerging technologies.”- Ross Johnson, Australia

Ross Johnson
Head Teacher, Information Technology
NSW Department of Education
Tumbi Umbi, NSW, Australia
@TheNikonKid

For students and teachers alike, failure can be just as important a lesson as succeeding. For Ross Johnson, the Information Technology and Computing Studies teacher at his school, it’s a necessity.

“A couple of years ago, I had a highly motivated group of students who were keen to pass their Microsoft Office Specialist Exams (I had passed some of the exams and the certificates were on my wall in my lab),” Johnson shares with us.… Visit the author's original post

Skype-a-Thon is back! Learn what it means to UK educators, and take part November 28th-29th!

The Microsoft in Education Skype-a-Thon is back, and we encourage young learners and educators to join us on November 28th-29th, as we aim to travel 10,000,000 virtual miles, connecting nearly half a million students around the world! We spoke to some MIEExperts here in UK, for whom Skype in the Classroom is a big part of their teaching approach, to find out from them first-hand what it is about the Skype-a-Thon that inspires their students, and how their experiences are having far-reaching impacts into teaching and learning at their schools.… Visit the author's original post

Skype-a-Thon is back! Learn what it means to UK educators, and take part November 28th-29th!

The Microsoft in Education Skype-a-Thon is back, and we encourage young learners and educators to join us on November 28th-29th, as we aim to travel 10,000,000 virtual miles, connecting nearly half a million students around the world! We spoke to some MIEExperts here in UK, for whom Skype in the Classroom is a big part of their teaching approach, to find out from them first-hand what it is about the Skype-a-Thon that inspires their students, and how their experiences are having far-reaching impacts into teaching and learning at their schools.… Visit the author's original post

“How exciting is the world in which we live, where language is no longer a barrier?” – Deanne Joosten, Australia

Deanne Joosten
Leading Teacher – Pedagogy and Curriculum Innovation
Phoenix P-12 Community College
Ballarat, Australia
@deannejoosten

Drama is one of the most intimate, high-touch subjects taught in school. So when year 12 students in three rural classrooms (more than seven hours driving distance apart) needed a drama teacher, MIEE Deanne Joosten faced a real challenge.

“The immediate challenge,” Joosten says, “was how to take a very practical subject and teach my own class and three other schools at the same time, without disadvantaging anyone.… Visit the author's original post

“How exciting is the world in which we live, where language is no longer a barrier?” – Deanne Joosten, Australia

Deanne Joosten
Leading Teacher – Pedagogy and Curriculum Innovation
Phoenix P-12 Community College
Ballarat, Australia
@deannejoosten

Drama is one of the most intimate, high-touch subjects taught in school. So when year 12 students in three rural classrooms (more than seven hours driving distance apart) needed a drama teacher, MIEE Deanne Joosten faced a real challenge.

“The immediate challenge,” Joosten says, “was how to take a very practical subject and teach my own class and three other schools at the same time, without disadvantaging anyone.… Visit the author's original post

“Technology will never replace teachers, but a teacher who cannot teach with technology will be replaced by another one who can.” – Zuzana Molčanová, Slovakia

Zuzana Molčanová
Teacher Engagement Manager
Microsoft
Bratislava, Slovakia
@zuzanamol

Zuzana Molčanová knew she wanted to be a teacher from an early age, but she had no idea what that really meant until she stood up in front of her students.

“I realized that students know a lot of information, and that I can learn from them,” she tells us. “[I knew that] if I wanted to be accepted and respected by them, I needed to respect them and be a partner and guide on their journey.”

Molčanová, who now works for Microsoft, helps other educators transform their classrooms with technology — something she did for her own students when she was a classroom teacher.… Visit the author's original post

“Technology will never replace teachers, but a teacher who cannot teach with technology will be replaced by another one who can.” – Zuzana Molčanová, Slovakia

Zuzana Molčanová
Teacher Engagement Manager
Microsoft
Bratislava, Slovakia
@zuzanamol

Zuzana Molčanová knew she wanted to be a teacher from an early age, but she had no idea what that really meant until she stood up in front of her students.

“I realized that students know a lot of information, and that I can learn from them,” she tells us. “[I knew that] if I wanted to be accepted and respected by them, I needed to respect them and be a partner and guide on their journey.”

Molčanová, who now works for Microsoft, helps other educators transform their classrooms with technology — something she did for her own students when she was a classroom teacher.… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft Training Academy Paddington: Book your free digital transformation session today

Designed with school leaders and educators in mind, the Microsoft Training Academy is an experience that empowers digital transformation within everyday teaching, and at a school or multi-academy trust level. Delivered in person by Microsoft Learning Consultants, sessions in the Paddington MTA provide hands-on, tailored training on how to best utilise Microsoft technology in education. All attendees are given their own device for the duration of the day, allowing them to explore, collaborate and learn. This post explores what a typical day looks like, introduces our presenters, and provides information about how to book your own session.… Visit the author's original post

“We should never underestimate children – they care, they want to be heard and they can make a difference.”- Travis Goulter, Australia

Travis Goulter
Head of Junior School
Ormiston College
Brisbane, Australia
@TravGoulter

Early in MIEE Travis Goulter’s teaching career, he learned how important it is to include his students in real-world problem-solving.

“I taught at a school located in an inner-city suburb,” Goulter shares. “A number of developers wanted to start building multi-story residential and corporate buildings that had the potential to change the very dynamic of the suburb. The issue had divided the community and raised many questions and concerns. In the debate about the development proposal, a voice was missing – the voice of the students.”

So Goulter created a unit where he provided students with digital cameras.… Visit the author's original post

“We should never underestimate children – they care, they want to be heard and they can make a difference.”- Travis Goulter, Australia

Travis Goulter
Head of Junior School
Ormiston College
Brisbane, Australia
@TravGoulter

Early in MIEE Travis Goulter’s teaching career, he learned how important it is to include his students in real-world problem-solving.

“I taught at a school located in an inner-city suburb,” Goulter shares. “A number of developers wanted to start building multi-story residential and corporate buildings that had the potential to change the very dynamic of the suburb. The issue had divided the community and raised many questions and concerns. In the debate about the development proposal, a voice was missing – the voice of the students.”

So Goulter created a unit where he provided students with digital cameras.… Visit the author's original post

Education in Australia: transforming for the 2020 economy

Digital transformation is revolutionising Australian education. With students’ learning journeys top of mind, progressive educators and institutions are exploring new ways to prepare today’s students for the challenges of tomorrow.

Together with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services (HBR-AS), we set out to explore how Australian schools and higher education institutions are approaching digital transformation. Our report Education in Australia: transforming for the 2020 economy sheds light on the drivers of change in our education sector and how institutions are embracing digital solutions to improve outcomes.… Visit the author's original post

Education in Australia: transforming for the 2020 economy

Graphic heading for the HBR-AS and Microsoft white paperDigital transformation is revolutionising Australian education. With students’ learning journeys top of mind, progressive educators and institutions are exploring new ways to prepare today’s students for the challenges of tomorrow.

 

Together with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services (HBR-AS), we set out to explore how Australian schools and higher education institutions are approaching digital transformation. Our report Education in Australia: transforming for the 2020 economy sheds light on the drivers of change in our education sector and how institutions are embracing digital solutions to improve outcomes.… Visit the author's original post

“I connect with people all around the world, which shows my students different cultures.” – Pawel Stawski, Poland

Paweł Piotr Stawski
English Teacher
Szkoła Podstawowa w Izabelinie
Izabelin, Poland
@pawelstawski

For Paweł Stawski, the question of how to integrate technology into his classroom isn’t a question at all. It’s an imperative.

“Students use technology; therefore we have to be in their world,” he says. “I use technology all the time.”

When Stawski says “all the time,” he means it. He recently took part in more than 100 Skype connections with his students, introducing them to new cultures throughout the world, all with the goal of teaching English.… Visit the author's original post

“Minecraft gives me the opportunity to create worlds and environments that make students go, ‘Wow!’” – Laurens Derks, Australia

Laurens Derks
IT Integrator
Abbotsleigh School for Girls
Sydney, Australia
@ICTLaurens

 Laurens Derks loves Minecraft, and he can offer up countless reasons why.

 “Minecraft sparks conversations and creates learning moments that are priceless,” Derks tells us. “In a Special Education environment, I used it to promote social skills. In a year-four science class, I used it to examine building materials, their purpose and the production process. In a year-five history class, we explored the Victorian Gold Rush and simulated a day in the life of a gold miner.Visit the author's original post

Sharing Feedback Using OneNote

This is a guest post from our MIE Expert Andrew Webster. Andrew is a Secondary School teacher and e-Learning Facilitator based in Brisbane, Australia. View his website here.

We know from evidence that feedback has a major impact on learning. The use of OneNote, a class Notebook and digital inking means teachers have a range of feedback options at their disposal. This blog will go through all these options, from the basic to the advanced. ​
1. Student completes draft in OneNote page - use typed comments or digital inking

“I still remember the first time my students and I did a Mystery Skype. They got a big surprise — it was like magic for them.” – Jaime Toribio, Spain

Jaime Toribio
Primary School Teacher/IT Leader
Colegio San Agustín
Valladolid, Spain
@jtoribio2000

For MIE Expert Jaime Toribio, new teaching and learning strategies are perfectly compatible with traditional methodology. But while new technologies allow for more efficient teamwork, according to Toribio, they can also require more motivation.

“This year my students were asked to develop different projects using OneNote, working in teams through the collaborative space,” Toribio shares. “Some tasks were done at school and some were done at home, but even not being together, they stayed connected to each other so that they could share the information.… Visit the author's original post