The Value of Professional Certifications for Secondary Education Students

EdTech Magazine

There’s also a growing number of similar opportunities for middle and high school students including technology certification programs offered by top tech companies such as Google and Microsoft. There’s a plethora of options for K–12 teachers to earn certifications that can help them hone their craft, give them a professional edge and positively impact their students’ learning.

The Value of Professional Certifications for Secondary Education Students

EdTech Magazine

There’s also a growing number of similar opportunities for middle and high school students including technology certification programs offered by top tech companies such as Google and Microsoft. There’s a plethora of options for K–12 teachers to earn certifications that can help them hone their craft, give them a professional edge and positively impact their students’ learning.

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The Value of Professional Certifications for Secondary Education Students

EdTech Magazine

There’s also a growing number of similar opportunities for middle and high school students including technology certification programs offered by top tech companies such as Google and Microsoft. There’s a plethora of options for K–12 teachers to earn certifications that can help them hone their craft, give them a professional edge and positively impact their students’ learning.

The Value of Professional Certifications for Secondary Education Students

EdTech Magazine

There’s also a growing number of similar opportunities for middle and high school students including technology certification programs offered by top tech companies such as Google and Microsoft. There’s a plethora of options for K–12 teachers to earn certifications that can help them hone their craft, give them a professional edge and positively impact their students’ learning.

The Value of Professional Certifications for Secondary Education Students

EdTech Magazine

There’s also a growing number of similar opportunities for middle and high school students including technology certification programs offered by top tech companies such as Google and Microsoft. There’s a plethora of options for K–12 teachers to earn certifications that can help them hone their craft, give them a professional edge and positively impact their students’ learning.

“Innovation is not trying something too strange and new. It is returning to your old places, using Microsoft tools to inspire students, making things more productive and organizing a better community.” – Tran Thi Thuy, Vietnam

Daily Edventures

Duc Hop Upper Secondary School. In just one year, Tran completed courses in 21 st Century Learning Design, Teaching with Technology, Teaching with Technology Basics and MIE Trainer Academy Learning Path through Microsoft in Education. Tran Thi Thuy. English Language Teacher, MIE Expert.

“I have trained over 1000 teachers.” – Simon Kiteme, Kenya

Daily Edventures

Kwa Ngindu Secondary/TSC. For Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Simon Kiteme, that meant becoming the first East/Central African educator to take — and pass — the Microsoft Certified Educator training. Favorite Microsoft product, tool, technology: OneNote.

6 Must-reads for This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Microsoft used to be the powerhouse in school technology but today, according to widely-reported studies, more than half the nation’s primary- and secondary-school students use Google education apps and Google’s Chrome browser-based Chromebooks.

The push for “free” universal education in Africa often falls short—here’s a better way

The Christensen Institute

But even for most who are desperately poor, education is highly valued as a majority of children—more than 70% —attend primary school and nearly half attend secondary school. The average secondary school graduate does not get a job until their early 30s, at which point most are parents.

Celebrating Innovative Middle and High School Educators

Digital Promise

In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching a new program that celebrates teachers who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology. Powerful use of technology contributes to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

They can look up words they don’t understand and translate the text into a long list of languages that may be their native or a secondary language they are learning.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries.

Today's CTE Investments Help Boost Students' Success

EdTech Magazine

There is a renewed focus on CTE amid broader debates about the value of college and the student debt crisis as well as the need for viable post-secondary alternatives. Demand for Post-Secondary Options Drives CTE Investment. Department of Education, supporting instruction for elementary and secondary students as well as adults. The department awarded a share of $3 million to six states to improve high school CTE students’ access to post-secondary education and STEM careers.

The emerging three-cornered K-12 computing ecosystem

Bryan Alexander

It’s a three-way battle at the moment between Apple, Google, and Microsoft, according to an IDC report, summarized in the New York Times. And Microsoft has a two-pronged strategy, getting both tablets (Surfaces) and laptops into schools.

Free Online Tools to Improve Outcomes for ELLs

edWeb.net

A variety of online tools embedded in popular Microsoft programs and apps are now helping English Learners with reading, writing, and classroom conversations. This edWebinar was sponsored by Microsoft Education.

What’s New in Buncee? – Week of Feb 3rd

Buncee

It was our first time attending this awe-inspiring event, and we were honored to share a booth with Microsoft. Integrating Buncee with Microsoft Teams – Featuring Victoria Thompson, High School Math Educator. We’ve had quite an exciting 2020 so far!

Graduation 2020 - Ideas When #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

Here's an example from a secondary school. This can be done on various platforms such as Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc. Graduation in 2020 will be unlike any graduation before it.

Tapping into the potential of AI smart speakers to boost parental engagement

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in Teach Secondary Magazine , July 2019. Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana or Facebook’s M are just a few of the most notable such technologies.

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4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

HP Teaching Fellows, part of HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom initiative, supports innovative elementary and secondary school teachers demonstrating powerful teaching and learning with technology.

Flipping the higher ed new normal: from synchronous to asynchronous education

Bryan Alexander

Screenshots of students and faculty in their Hollywood Square boxes are the emerging icons of the new post-secondary order. I know people don’t want to mention Microsoft Teams because it’s Microsoft.

Free digital citizenship materials for innovative educators

The Innovative Educator

To help teachers with this increasingly relevant topic, Microsoft has released a free curriculum that addresses digital citizenship, intellectual property rights, and creative content rights.

How 4 visionary schools are venturing into a new mixed reality

eSchool News

A new collaboration between Pearson and Microsoft is using a self-contained holographic computer to develop “mixed reality” learning experiences for students. Microsoft says its HoloLens is the world’s first self-contained holographic computer.

From Consumption to Creation on the iPad

EdTechTeacher

I remember when I went one-to-one with devices in my secondary English classrooms. Microsoft Sway. Sway is one of the newest members of Microsoft Office. Microsoft OneNote. Technology integration can be difficult.

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3 relationships schools shouldn’t underestimate in closing opportunity gaps

The Christensen Institute

Take Skype in the Classroom (owned by Microsoft) which brings experts into classrooms over Skype’s video technology, many of whom hail from Microsoft itself. It’s tempting to focus on faculty- and teacher-student relationships at the core of schools. And for good reason.

Demonstrating the Impact of Powerful Learning: HP Teaching Fellows and Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of the Reinvent the Classroom initiative, a collaboration between Digital Promise, HP, Microsoft, and Intel, Digital Promise is supporting innovative elementary and secondary school teachers through the HP Teaching Fellows.

Reflections on Supporting Refugee Education in Jordan

Digital Promise

As part of HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom initiative, Digital Promise Global is directing a network of Learning Studios designed for student-centered, experiential learning.

Amazon unveils online education service for teachers

FETC Converge

Just ahead of the back-to-school season, Amazon plans to make a major foray into the education technology market for primary and secondary schools, a territory that Apple, Google and Microsoft have heavily staked out. By introducing its new education site, Amazon joins other tech industry giants in an enormous push to expand the use of technology in public schools.

9 Good Collections of Videos for Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

And they’re put out by recognized names in education — Khan Academy, BBC, Microsoft, Teacher Tube, as well as textbook providers like Origo. When I started teaching, videos were a rarity.

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Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Take a class of thirty students, tell them they are going to learn how to type only by using it in searches on google and creating reports in Microsoft Office.

Hey, IT Leaders: When Disaster Strikes, Will Your School Be Ready?

EdTech Magazine

It’s good to know there are a number of built-in anti-phishing tools from Google and Microsoft. Do you have a secondary network connection? Do you have secondary switches and access to the internet to retrieve information?

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Reducing Friction in OER Adoption

Iterating Toward Openness

In this vision of the world, OER replace traditional, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses. Last week I promised I would write a few posts about reducing friction with regard to OER.

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“On one hand, all the world and knowledge are at our fingertips. On the other hand, everything is changing so quickly that it is hard to say what the world will be in 20 years.” – Anna Leszczy?ska, Poland

Daily Edventures

Secondary School number 17 (XVII LO). ska, an English and Ethics teacher in her second year as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIE Expert), believes her job is a broad and important one: spreading important ideas to her students. “So Anna Leszczy?ska. English and Ethics teacher.

Planning for Elementary School Closures #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

In the age of technology, planning for secondary students has become a bit easier as many schools already use platforms like Google Classroom, Schoology, or Microsoft Teams. In some districts, Microsoft Teams is set up so that up to 250 people can be in a call. Schools being closed is nothing new. There are spring and winter breaks. There are snow days. There is summer vacation.

“I knew that I wanted to help others to learn English so that they wouldn’t feel like outsiders.” – Luis Oliveira, USA

Daily Edventures

Today, this Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert uses technology in creative ways to help his students feel included and to spark their love for learning. “My Connect with Luis at his Microsoft Educator Community Profile or on his blog. Luis M. Oliveira.

“I learn a lot from my students – their minds process new learnings faster than mine.” – Soma Singh, India

Daily Edventures

Science Teacher in Secondary School; Innovation Club and International Activities Leader. Singh’s personal philosophy of constantly striving to explore and provide new opportunities for her students blossomed in 2014, when she became a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE).