Microsoft MIEExperts bound for Canada in March

Currently there are 135 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts in South Africa and Lesotho. Of these, five have been selected to attend Microsoft’s 3rd annual E² – Education Exchange taking place in Toronto, Canada between 21 and 23 March 2017.  This exclusive three-day event will bring together 300 of the most innovative educators from around the world for the opportunity to collaborate, create, and share their experiences on how to integrate technology and pedagogy to advance learnin...

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SchoolNet webinar recording ”Managing the Connected 21st Century learner with OneNote Class Notebook’ by Freddy Chireka

On Thursday afternoon 26 January at 3:30pm we held a SchoolNet free webinar entitled ”Managing the Connected 21st Century learner with OneNote Class Notebook’. Our speaker was Freddy Chireka, a MIE Expert and MIE Master Trainer who is experienced in training teachers in ICT integration. He has 10 years of teaching experience including his current role as Professional Learning Specialist at Vastratech PD Academy, South Africa, where he is in charge of Technology Integration in Learning Space...

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Measure innovative teaching and learning at your school with the School Transformation Survey

Microsoft has just announced that the Partner in Learning School Review (PilSR) has been updated, streamlined and re-introduced as the School Transformation Survey and is ready now! It is available at http://bit.ly/2jukdwc on the Microsoft Educator Community. This is a tool which supports the leadership of 21st Century Pedagogy referenced in the Microsoft Education Transformation Framework http://aka.ms/stframework. It should become a critical tool in your work with individual schools, districts and at...

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SchoolNet webinar ‘Managing the Connected 21st Century learner with OneNote Class Notebook’ by Freddy Chireka

We are pleased to announce that our next free webinar, ‘Managing the Connected 21st Century learner with OneNote Class Notebook’, will be held on Thursday 26 January at 3:30pm. Our speaker will be Freddy Chireka, a MIE Expert and MIE Master Trainer who is experienced in training teachers in ICT integration. He has 10 years of teaching experience including his current role as Professional Learning Specialist at Vastratech PD Academy, South Africa, where he is in charge of Technology Integra...

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MIEExpert Spotlight #21: Fiona Beal: Try OneNote, Office Mix and Sway – your classes will love using them

This is the 21st post in the series “MIEExpert Spotlight” for South Africa. The tab with all the posts can be found at: http://bit.ly/1ZYy8Z7. Today we focus on Fiona Beal. Fiona is a 2016/2017 Microsoft MIE Expert Educator who teaches ICT Technology to Grades 1 – 7 at The Rock Academy in Fish Hoek, South Africa. She adds that she loves this opportunity as she is able to bring technology innovation into her lessons. Fiona says, “When you combine good pedagogy with technolo...

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Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #86

The Internet is currently full of posts about using Microsoft products effectively in the classroom. Here are a number of them from this past week. The list is embedded below but can also be found at http://bit.ly/2jT0Pcs. he link to the back-dated posts is http://bit.ly/1GVLTUZ  </div> ...

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MIEExpert Spotlight #20: Freddy Chireka: Explore OneNote and OneNote Class Creator

This is the 20th post in the series “MIEExpert Spotlight” for South Africa. The tab with all the posts can be found at:  http://bit.ly/1ZYy8Z7. Today we focus on Freddy Chireka. Freddy is passionate about training teachers in South Africa in the use of Microsoft applications. He taught in Johannesburg for nine years. His turning point came when the Gauteng MEC for Education, Mr. Panyaza Lesufi, launched the ICT Integration Project. Freddy then became effectively involved in the trainin...

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10 great ways for teachers to use Microsoft OneNote

Submitted by Fiona Beal Teachers, have you tried using OneNote? Once you do you’ll be hooked! OneNote is a digital tool from Microsoft that allows you to type, write or draw your notes and store them in an organised fashion in a digital notebook. You can access your content from anywhere on any device. I am a keen OneNote user and this year I plan to explore all the possible features of using OneNote in teaching. In this post I will discuss some of the the benefits of OneNote to teachers. Really,...

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