Category: Changemakers

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OneNote Class Notebook and Microsoft Teams for enhanced learning

For years, OneNote Class Notebook has been a vital part of many Norwegian classrooms. When combined with Microsoft Teams, you get a virtual classroom and pedagogical framework that provides many possibilities for teachers and students. Digital competence is an important part of teaching today because we must know how to make good use of such tools. This kind of professional... Read more

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Celebrating Changemakers: 365 saves time, so educators can save programming

Hello, fellow changemakers! I’m Joe Archer, a 6th-grade teacher now in my tenth year of teaching at Lakewood Elementary School in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada. I’ve been a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert since 2013, earning over 150 badges and certifications along the way. The Grand Erie District School Board, where I live and work, has made it a priority to... Read more

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Improving student outcomes, OneNote at a time

OneNote Class Notebooks—and the teaching and learning style they facilitate—have led to significant improvements in attitude and outcomes for my students. I teach English Language and Literature to 13- to 18-year-olds of mixed ability at an independent boarding school in the U.K. Over the last three years, OneNote has become the central plank of teaching and learning in... Read more

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How Immersive Reader filled the gaps in a rural high school in Senegal

Hello, fellow educators! I’m Ibrahima Diagne, an English teacher and MIE Expert at Medina Yoro Foulah High School in Senegal. I’ve been an educator for four years now, but it was only a few months ago that I discovered the power of OneNote, and particularly the Immersive Reader feature, to inspire my classroom. Both students and educators at Medina Yoro Foulah face a... Read more

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Teacher Appreciation Day 2019: Celebrating Changemakers in Education

Around the world, educators just like yourself are making a difference one student at a time. Today, more than any other, is our opportunity to say thank you. We at the Microsoft Education team feel truly honored to have the chance to serve so many inspiring educators every day. Our mission is to help connect teachers and administrators not only with the tools and... Read more

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Severe weather destroyed their library books—the EDU Community helped replace them

“Books are windows to the world, and my job is to introduce the world to the students,” says Karey Killian, library media specialist for Pennsylvania’s Milton Area School District. Karey knows the role of school librarian is far more than just a keeper of books. “A lot of times, what you know, what you see around—you think that’s all there is,” Karey explains.... Read more