Category: Educator Spotlight

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With a little help from TEALS, a tech director brings AP computer science back to school

In 2015, I became the first Information and Academic Technology Director at Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy in Pontiac Michigan. Within my first two years, I joined the Computer Club as an advisor and began developing a student led helpdesk program as well as mentoring students in the CyberPatroit and Girls Who Code programs. Working directly with our amazing... Read more

Video for Teacher Appreciation Day 2019: Celebrating Changemakers in Education

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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Florida educator rethinks social media as skill for students

A designer, surfer, father, foodie, photographer, sketch artist, lover of technology, and just an all-around geek: Josh Murdock (@professorjosh) sees himself as many different things. However, if you ask any of his students, many of them faculty at his college and more destined to be future educators themselves, they’ll say he’s a teacher of teachers. Finding ways to... Read more