Megan Rademeyer
What is on offer at
www.pil-network.com?
What is the Microsoft Educators Network?
• A global online resource
• A community for educators and school leaders
• A pla...
What can teachers do on the
Microsoft Educators Network?
access
Learning Suite tools
and lesson plans
support
from tutoria...
How do you join the
Microsoft
Educators Network?
www.pil-network.com
6
Look under “Resources” tab to find “Free Tools for
Teachers”
Access all the Learning Suite tools at
www.pil-network.com plus many more
Resources include: Free tools, Downloads, Apps,
Plug-ins and Guides
 Search for
tools that
will work
with your
technology...
Windows Live Movie Maker and Photostory
Turn photos and video clips into movies and slide shows
Add in music, sub-titles, ...
10
High School Life Sciences
learners made movies
using Movie Maker to
explain an aspect of
HIV/AIDS as an
infomercial.
Ni...
Kabelo Mahlatsi –
Leqele High School: Lesotho
High School English
learners modernised Julius
Caesar and set it in
Lesotho ...
High School History
learners created movies
out of still photos that
illustrated the effects of
various Apartheid laws.
Su...
Autocollage
Select a folder of photos,
push a button and watch as
your images get swirled into
a collage.
Autocollage to test understanding of
primary school maths concepts:
polygons, tessellations and symmetry.
Hafeeza Ebrahim ...
Maxwell Funo –
Mkhanyiseli Primary School:
Western Cape
Autocollage to raise awareness of
polluted public spaces and a nee...
Songsmith
Choose a style from pop, jazz, reggae etc. and a tempo.
Sing into the PC microphone and Songsmith will then
gene...
Nkosilathi Dlodlo
Batswana Secondary School:
NorthWest
Learners investigated causes of water
shortages and raised awarenes...
Maths Worksheet
Generator
• Allows a teacher to create worksheets in seconds.
• Choose a type of question from a sample, c...
Create interactive timelines with
ChronoZoom
Put historical events in
perspective by seeing where
they fit on an interacti...
Photosynth
Use 20 to 300 photos to
create an immersive 360o
experience
Or see if someone else has
made a Photosyth that yo...
DeepZoom
Use your PC like a giant magnifying
glass to explore high resolution
pictures in detail
Travel around maps and pi...
Chris Gatsi –
The Hill High: Gauteng
Creating maths worksheets and other
resources – and then sharing these
using SkyDrive.
Stickysorter
Organise your notes or have a brain
storm using virtual sticky notes
Fresh Paint A virtual artist box of oils, watercolours,
pencils, a range of brushes.
Create original masterpieces, turn
ph...
Flashcards
Make your own or use
those that are already
there.
Smart, fun assessment!
Join Community Discussions
26
Find topics that interest you or groups you want to be
part of. Start a new discussion
Complete your profile
so that others can:
• find you when they
search for a teacher
like you
• see what badges
you have ea...
Access Professional Development
28
• Free
• Self-paced
• Relevant
• Based on
international
best practices
• Print a
certif...
One
• If you are developing engaging learning activities using digital
tools – apply to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator...
How do you join the
Microsoft
Educators Network?
www.pil-network.com
Sign up for free SchoolNet Membership, Like us on
Facebook, Follow us on Twitter
find out about and participate in online
...
Stay in touch: @PILNAfrica
@schoolnetsa
34
Next steps, links and contacts:
www.schoolnet.org.za
www.pil-network.com
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Microsoft Educators Network presentation 2014

  1. 1. Megan Rademeyer
  2. 2. What is on offer at www.pil-network.com?
  3. 3. What is the Microsoft Educators Network? • A global online resource • A community for educators and school leaders • A platform to encourage collaboration and the spread of ideas to improve education worldwide
  4. 4. What can teachers do on the Microsoft Educators Network? access Learning Suite tools and lesson plans support from tutorials and professional development connect to share resources discuss hot topics
  5. 5. How do you join the Microsoft Educators Network? www.pil-network.com
  6. 6. 6 Look under “Resources” tab to find “Free Tools for Teachers”
  7. 7. Access all the Learning Suite tools at www.pil-network.com plus many more
  8. 8. Resources include: Free tools, Downloads, Apps, Plug-ins and Guides  Search for tools that will work with your technology  Watch the tutorials  Get ideas from other Learning Activities  Share your own!
  9. 9. Windows Live Movie Maker and Photostory Turn photos and video clips into movies and slide shows Add in music, sub-titles, special effects and credits
  10. 10. 10 High School Life Sciences learners made movies using Movie Maker to explain an aspect of HIV/AIDS as an infomercial. Nikkie Wallace – St Cyprians: Western Cape
  11. 11. Kabelo Mahlatsi – Leqele High School: Lesotho High School English learners modernised Julius Caesar and set it in Lesotho with Moshoeshoe in the starring role!
  12. 12. High School History learners created movies out of still photos that illustrated the effects of various Apartheid laws. Sue Ausmeier – Durban Girls College: KwaZulu-Natal
  13. 13. Autocollage Select a folder of photos, push a button and watch as your images get swirled into a collage.
  14. 14. Autocollage to test understanding of primary school maths concepts: polygons, tessellations and symmetry. Hafeeza Ebrahim Mayet – Marlboro Gardens: Gauteng
  15. 15. Maxwell Funo – Mkhanyiseli Primary School: Western Cape Autocollage to raise awareness of polluted public spaces and a need for parks in a community.
  16. 16. Songsmith Choose a style from pop, jazz, reggae etc. and a tempo. Sing into the PC microphone and Songsmith will then generate musical accompaniment to match your voice.
  17. 17. Nkosilathi Dlodlo Batswana Secondary School: NorthWest Learners investigated causes of water shortages and raised awareness. One tool for this was a Songsmith song.
  18. 18. Maths Worksheet Generator • Allows a teacher to create worksheets in seconds. • Choose a type of question from a sample, create worksheet and answers for as many questions as you want
  19. 19. Create interactive timelines with ChronoZoom Put historical events in perspective by seeing where they fit on an interactive timeline – or create your own!
  20. 20. Photosynth Use 20 to 300 photos to create an immersive 360o experience Or see if someone else has made a Photosyth that you can show your learners to “take them there”
  21. 21. DeepZoom Use your PC like a giant magnifying glass to explore high resolution pictures in detail Travel around maps and pictures or create and explore 360o views or scenes
  22. 22. Chris Gatsi – The Hill High: Gauteng Creating maths worksheets and other resources – and then sharing these using SkyDrive.
  23. 23. Stickysorter Organise your notes or have a brain storm using virtual sticky notes
  24. 24. Fresh Paint A virtual artist box of oils, watercolours, pencils, a range of brushes. Create original masterpieces, turn photos into beautiful paintings or learn techniques by following a template.
  25. 25. Flashcards Make your own or use those that are already there. Smart, fun assessment!
  26. 26. Join Community Discussions 26 Find topics that interest you or groups you want to be part of. Start a new discussion
  27. 27. Complete your profile so that others can: • find you when they search for a teacher like you • see what badges you have earned • see what resources you have contributed • see which social networks you are part of • see what technology you use This helps build the community and promotes collaboration 27
  28. 28. Access Professional Development 28 • Free • Self-paced • Relevant • Based on international best practices • Print a certificate at the end • Display your badge on your Microsoft Educators Network Profile
  29. 29. One • If you are developing engaging learning activities using digital tools – apply to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert to stand a chance to win a trip to the Global Microsoft in Education Forum. • This years competition will be announced on www.pil-network.com
  30. 30. How do you join the Microsoft Educators Network? www.pil-network.com
  31. 31. Sign up for free SchoolNet Membership, Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter find out about and participate in online courses and webinars, get links to tools
  32. 32. Stay in touch: @PILNAfrica @schoolnetsa
  33. 33. 34 Next steps, links and contacts: www.schoolnet.org.za www.pil-network.com
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