On Thursday afternoon 8 May 2014 at 3.30pm we
held a SchoolNet webinar entitled ‘Get to know the Microsoft Educator Network’
presented by Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet. Have you noticed the recent
change of name of Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Network to the Microsoft
Educator Network? (the URL is still http://www.pil-network.com/) This change took place on
April 15th 2014 and include with it many additional benefits . There are amazing resources and great opportunities for
professional development and opportunities to connect to teachers all over the
world available on the Network and we were thrilled that Megan could explain the Network to us in this webinar.
The webinar description
The Microsoft Educator Network (www.pil-network.com) is a great platform for teachers to stay in touch with trends in education; to get ideas for lessons that use technology; and to complete free online courses. In this webinar we will talk about how you can use the Partners in Learning Network to:
- download great tools including Autocollage, Photostory, Microsoft Maths and Photosynth and we will show examples of how some of these tools have been used to enhance lessons
- get ideas and lesson plans from learning activities developed by winners at the Microsoft in Education Global Forum and how you can share your own Learning Activity
- complete online professional development courses such as the “Teaching with Technology” course.
It is free to join the Microsoft Educator Network and all of the tools, resources and professional development on offer through this platform are free too. Joining takes just minutes if you already have a Microsoft, Gmail, Yahoo or Facebook account. Go to www.pil-network.com to get started.
This latest presentation has been uploaded to the SchoolNet SlideShare account and it can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
The Webinar Recording
The webinar recording can be listened to on the following link:
SchoolNet South Africa provides a short, free webinar on most Thursday afternoons during the school term.