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An aerial view of educators gathering at ISTE.

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

MIE Expert Jennifer Williams with her students.

Innovative educator Jennifer Williams is forging new connections for the modern classroom

Teachers face a unique challenge in creating a classroom that remains relevant and can keep pace with a world that moves faster than ever before. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Jennifer Williams admits that, at this point, she and her peers understand the ‘why’ of where they need to get to. They just need to find the best answer to ‘how’ they get there. For... Read more

MIE Expert Vicent Gadea

How MIE Expert Vicent Gadea prepares students for tomorrow’s challenges

For someone who has been teaching for just seven years, Vicent Gadea’s passionate contributions to education speak to a long, passionate history and the beginnings of a new world for learning. Based in Valencia, Spain, this educator and MIE Expert is also a Microsoft Teacher Ambassador, a Skype Master Teacher, and a Microsoft Master trainer. He has built his classrooms... Read more

Angeles Soriano gives an educator talk.

Students come together virtually to commemorate a history of amazing women

Àngels Soriano says that to be a great teacher, one must never stop learning. Now in her 17th year of teaching, her goals are to promote lifelong learning among students and to remind educators to be lifelong learners themselves. Based in Valencia, Spain, Àngels and her students are currently working on a project dubbed Women in History, which was inspired by the glaring... Read more