Tag: MIE Expert

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The school that went the extra 100,000 miles for Skype-a-Thon

If you asked a teacher to describe Skype-a-Thon, what would they say? And if you asked the same question to students, how would they answer? Though their experiences would be completely different, one word that could easily come from both parties is “magical.” There aren’t that many global educational events, especially ones which have as profound an impact as... Read more

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Announcing the Microsoft Education Exchange 2018

  Sparking educator curiosity and creativity at the annual Education Exchange (E2)   Every day I'm inspired by educators who innovate in the classroom and provide the best learning opportunities for their students. Educators are sparking creativity and curiosity in their students, by embracing modern teaching and learning, innovative curriculum, and by providing... Read more

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Struggling 1st grade readers improve with the help of OneNote Learning Tools

I teach first grade. But even if I taught 6th grade or high school, if a child struggles with comprehension and fluency, chances are that the student cannot recognize basic sight words. Just think about this for a moment. If a child cannot read the high frequency words (for example, Fry words or Dolch words), how can he or she remember what the sentence is saying while they... Read more

MIE Expert Eileen Heller teaches her class of eager students.

Integrating technology in class for great results: 6 tips from an expert

Technology opens plentiful possibilities for students, but for teachers it can present a unique challenge. New tools should not only engage students and fit seamlessly into lessons, but also add value without taking away from the many “musts” on every teacher’s list. Eileen Heller, Instructional Technology Trainer and Elementary Innovation Facilitator for Omaha Public... Read more

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A behind-the-scenes story from an educator at Microsoft’s May event

You may have read the reactions in the press, watched the event livestream, or heard from others about the announcements made at Microsoft's "Learn What's Next" event, held on May 2nd, 2017, at Center415 in Manhattan. But this is a view from behind the scenes. It's an account of what I saw in the collaboration across teams and departments, the collective direction, and the... Read more

MIE Expert Ross McGill sits in front of a shelf of colorful binders.

A blog leads to big change for students and innovative educator Ross McGill

Ross McGill, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, started blogging about his experiences as a teacher back in 2008. Fast-forward to today and you’ll see his blog, Teacher Toolkit, has been voted the #1 education blog in the U.K. and ranks as one of the world’s top-50 Ed Tech Brands in Education. He and his writers use the platform to inform and train people around the... Read more