15 Sept 2016 – Last chance to apply to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert!

Have you considered applying for the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert 20016/2017 program?  Although the MIE-Expert application process on the Microsoft Educator Community has closed, South African and Lesotho teachers have a final opportunity to apply to be part of the MIE Expert program for 2016/2017. If you would like to be part of this elite group of teachers who are using technology to pave the way for better learning and student outcomes you have until 15 September 2016 to ...

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Congratulations to the 2016/17 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts – and a final chance to get your name on the list

Congratulations to the 122 teachers from South Africa and Lesotho who were recently named as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIE-Experts) on the Microsoft Educator Community. Of these, approximately half of the MIE-Experts joined the program in 2014 or 2015, and have opted to remain part of the program for another year. We are also thrilled to have over 50 new teachers joining the MIE-Expert ranks – welcome aboard! Although the MIE-Expert application process on the Microsoft Educator Community...

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Apply to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert – applications close Friday 12 August 2016

Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts are global visionaries who pave the way in the effective use of technology for better learning and student outcomes. They help Microsoft to lead innovation in education and they advocate and share their thoughts on effective use of technology in education with peers and policy makers. They provide insight for Microsoft on new products and tools for education, and they exchange best practices as they work together to promote innovation in teaching and learni...

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Calling potential Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts – applications are open

In previous issues of the SchoolNet SA newsletter and on this blog or our website you may have read about some of the current Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and the opportunities they have had to attend the E2 Educator Exchange in Budapest or the Global Microsoft in Education Forum in Dubai. If you are using Microsoft technologies in innovative ways in your classroom, apply to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and you too may have the opportunity to experience professional networking eve...

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Brescia House School hosts a party – IT Style

Submitted by Megan Rademeyer In celebration of their 50th Birthday, Brescia House School hosted a Microsoft TeachMeet with a difference on 15 March 2016. Teachers were seated at tables, each decorated using a birthday party theme, and invited to share their ideas on innovation in teaching and learning with those seated at their tables. Each of the tables was hosted by a Brescia House School teacher who is also currently a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. In addition to sharing ideas fo...

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MIEExpert Spotlight #2: Brescia House School in Johannesburg sets a record with 16 teachers selected for the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert program in 2016

This is the second post in the series “MIEExpert Spotlight for South Africa”. The tab with all the posts can be found at  http://bit.ly/1ZYy8Z7 Brescia House School in Johannesburg is well known for its standards of excellence in education. It is a private Catholic school for girls that rates the use of technology as a high priority for all students at the school. The girls use different devices to suit the needs to the various age groups, for example iPads are used in the Foundatio...

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MIEExpert Spotlight for South Africa #1: Warren Sparrow talks about using OneNote, Sway and Office Mix in the classroom

Microsoft and SchoolNet SA recently congratulated the 61 new 2016 South African and Lesotho Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts who have been selected to be part of the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert programme for 2015-2016. In this series of posts we will be highlighting these MIEExperts. We thought we would start with Warren Sparrow Warren is the Head of Information and Communications Technology at Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory School.  Warren in the news! Warren has re...

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Congratulations to the new Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts 2016 from South Africa – details below

  SchoolNet SA would like to congratulate the South African and Lesotho Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts who have been selected to be part of this programme for 2015-2016. This year we have a total of 61 MIEs – 46 new MIEs as well as 15 MIEs who were selected in 2014 who have opted to remain in the programme. During the course of the year, all Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts will have an opportunity to: · test new Microsoft products whilst they are in beta form; · participate in ...

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Great news! Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert program applications date EXTENDED to 6 November. Read more…

This is a great program that you do not want to miss out on being selected for. The closing date has been extended to the 6 November. (Last year South Africa selected 16 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts. Four of them were sent to the Global Forum in Dubai while another four were sent to the E2 Global Educator Exchange in Redmond, Washington.) Microsoft is migrating its information content from the old site  (Microsoft Educator Network)  to Microsoft’s new site called the Micros...

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How to create a video using Powerpoint as part of your application for the Microsoft Innovative Educator program

Microsoft is looking for self-driven educators who are passionate about their careers and inspiring students with outside-the-box thinking. If you have a collaborative spirit, are resourceful and entrepreneurial, relish the role of being a change agent, and work to achieve excellence in education using advanced technologies and social media – then you may have what it takes to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIE). Applications for this amazing program close on 30th October so we encour...

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