Tag: Skype in the Classroom

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Attend a 1 or 2-day MIE Teacher Academy for free this summer across the U.S.

Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Trainers are leading fun, professional development sessions this summer and they’re coming to a city near you. Join us for these BYOD workshops showcasing Microsoft’s hottest tools and resources for K-12 teachers, built to empower students to achieve more. Choose from a 1-day MIE Teacher Academy for classroom teachers, or a 2-day MIE... Read more

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10 great education tools I got to know at ISTE 2017

I had the privilege of attending the ISTE 2017 (International Society for Technology in Education) conference in San Antonio, Texas, from June 25 - 28. Though it had been many years since I last visited such a conference, the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Travel Program helped me be there in person, for an event that I’d describe with two words: overwhelmingly... Read more

MIE Expert Marie-Helene addresses her fellow educators.

Teaching English and happiness in the age of technology

Like so many of her peers, Marie-Hélène Fasquel believes that we are all students and teachers. Almost two decades after she kicked off her career teaching English in the north of France, she is as passionate in her profession as ever, taking her lessons farther and farther beyond the classroom. Marie-Hélène currently teaches OIB language and literature at the Nelson... Read more

An educator waves at a classroom through an on-screen Skype video call.

Going global with learning projects and finding the right tool to help

After more than 11 years of experience, my concept of teaching has changed a lot. When I started in education, I thought teaching meant providing knowledge from textbooks to students. But thanks to working with fellow Microsoft Innovative Educators, I am energized to do more than provide knowledge. Now I want to inspire learning and future-ready skills, right here from Ho Chi... Read more

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How to bring the world to your students and support sustainable development

The United Nations is dedicated to promoting cooperation and collaboration at local and global levels, which means it’s fundamentally aligned with what we hope to achieve in modern education. Established in 1945, the UN has dedicated efforts to maintaining world peace, promoting human rights, and protecting the spaces of our world, including our environment. In 2015, the... Read more

MIE Expert Jason Holt standing alongside a student wearing a VR headset.

An educator’s playful plan to bring true technology integration to the classroom

Jason Holt teaches students how to build games. As an instructional technology specialist, his game design course is a playful piece in a serious plan to connect students – along with his fellow teachers and administrators – to what technology can truly bring to the classroom. And based on the results he’s seeing, this Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert is well on his... Read more