Using Minecraft: Education Edition as a tool to demonstrate the solution in a problem-based learning activity

Submitted by Fiona Beal Recently I had the privilege of attending at the amazing Microsoft Educator Exchange (E2) Africa Forum as a #MIEExpert Educator. The E2 had the theme of #Makewhatsnext and it was held at Microsoft’s headquarters in Johannesburg.  I was excited about the emphasis that would be placed on using Minecraft: Education Edition in our classrooms. Stephen Reid, the Minecraft ‘Guru’ from Immersive Minds in Scotland gave an amazing keynote on problem-based learn...

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Did you know that the Hack the Classroom event is back? Have you registered?

                      Hack the Classroom is one of Microsoft’s exciting, free, online, live events designed to show you what’s possible and ignite new ideas. This event will keep you in touch with all the ways to incorporate technology into your classroom. This year, the event will be live from the ISTE Conference bringing you the latest tools designed to empower your students to create the world of tomorrow! It is really worth...

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MIEExpert Spotlight #27: Gizelle Simpson from Malmesbury in South Africa talks about her experiences at the recent Microsoft E2 Africa Forum in Johannesburg

Gizelle Simpson is a teacher and a Microsoft Innovative Educator  Expert from Malmsbury in the Western Cape. She teaches English as a Home Language as well as English as a First Additional Language at Wesbank Secondary School, and she is also a qualified Psychometrist. Gizelle was one of the 30 MIEExpert Educators selected to attend the Microsoft E2 Africa Form in Johannesburg, and in this article she gives a reflection on the event.  “So there I was, boarding an aeroplane to Johanne...

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