Mark Sparvell: School Dinners, Ancient buildings and Innovation
by Mark Sparvell Microsoft in Education Showcase Schools Program Hello fellow education adventurers! Date: January 2015 Location: Broadclyst Community Primary School Exeter, UK, EX5 3JG Distance from home: Redmond, USA to Devon, UK is 4732.589 miles Continuing my journey across the globe , capturing the voices, images and insights from some of our amazing Microsoft Innovative Expert Educators and the leaders of the inspiring...Comments 0
Nam Ngo Thanh: Limitless Creativity with Animation Project
by Nam Ngo Thanh Expert Educator Columnist, Vietnam What do your students think about History and Literature? Do they like it or not? Those subjects are really important in education, but how would you make it interesting to students? According to my survey, the group of student was not really interested in History and Literature. They claimed that both History and Literature are not attractive enough for them. In my opinion, these subjects are very important for their...
Bridget Crooks: Creating a Student Technical Team
by Bridget Crooks Expert Educator Columnist, New Zealand I am a great believer in collaboration and co-construction. As a teacher I am only one part of the education equation. So, when our school was undertaking the change to WiFi and byod, it seemed axiomatic that we should share some of the leadership with the students. It took a bit of searching to find out...
Angels Soriano: Creativity & OneNote- Tracking the Creative Process
by Angels Soriano Expert Educator Columnist, Spain Many of us use OneNote to encourage collaboration, teamwork, and self-regulation when it comes to projects, or even to promote creativity in students learning. The most beautiful word is creativity… Creativity at school that Sir Ken Robinson tells us about (which envy who has been able to listen to him live, must be pure energy!). During these...
Marija Petreska: The Art of Powerpoint
by Marija Petreska Expert Educator Columnist, Macedonia I bet you have never thought of PowerPoint as a canvas for art work. Nor have we. It was an innocent play with the shapes and colors in PowerPoint that led us to a whole new discovery. We could create our own infographics with handmade clip art and background paper in PowerPoint with the shapes and edit...
Doug Bergman: STEM- No Longer an All-Boys Club
by Doug Bergman Expert Educator Columnist, USA Congratulations to hundreds of girls around the country who have just been recognized by NCWIT( National Council for Women in Technology) at the national and state level for their accomplishments and participation in Computer Science. In my state of South Carolina, 5 of the 12 awards were our Porter-Gaud girls! We are very proud! I am so...
Tammy Dunbar: Can I Sway You to Blog?
by Tammy Dunbar Expert Educator Columnist, USA Outdoor School (aka Science Camp) is an amazing experience for students in the fifth and sixth grades: hiking along redwood trails with banana slugs or tide pools with colorful sea anemones, learning about precious ecosystems, practicing teamwork in cabin groups and singing joyful campfire songs for five whole days. But the hardest part about convincing parents their...
Koen Timmers: Striving to a Paperless Classroom
by Koen Timmers Expert Educator Columnist, Belgium I strive to a paperless classroom. My students don’t receive any printed textbooks when a new school year takes off. Apart from the ecological reason, printed textbooks would be outdated from the beginning, as I offer project based learning. That’s why I decided 5 years ago to create my courseware while I teach. OneNote is the tool...
Kalpana Kishorekumar: Yammer- APPY Communication Approach for Organizations!
by Kalpana Kishorekumar Expert Educator Columnist, Brunei Let this article roll out in high fashion, as I expound my walk with Yammer- an appy communication approach for organizations! Day in and out, I have seen teachers in my school using Facebook when they are free. Who am I to complain? I use Facebook too, but what bothered me was: Why teachers use Facebook to...
Julie Hembree: Learning 21CLD Collaboration Skills Through Reading
by Julie Hemree Expert Educator Columnist, USA Sometimes the lessons of teamwork come from situations where you least expect it. Athletes who play team sports like football, soccer or baseball know that your team is only as strong as your weakest player. It takes a team to lose and it takes a team to win. On the other hand, a reading incentive program isn’t...