Navigating thePartners in LearningNetworkBy Megan Rademeyer
What is the Partners in LearningNetwork?• A global online resource• A community for educators and school leaders• A platfo...
How do you join the Partners inLearning Network?www.pil-network.com
What can teachers do on thePartners in Learning Network?accessLearning Suite toolsand lesson planssupportfrom tutorials an...
www.pil-network.com
Access30+LearningSuitetools
Tutorials – tips, tricks and advice for usingpopular technology in the classroomLook for atutorial on thetool you want tot...
Search forlearningactivities –then contributeyour own8• Objectives• Created for• Subject• 21st Century skills• Featured to...
Hot topics – participate in pertinent discussions onsome important issues in educationEach topic isled by aninternationale...
content uploadsUsers can upload an image, Officeapplications, PDFs, or video with adiscussionJoin Community Discussions10•...
Complete your profileso that others can:• find you when theysearch for a teacherlike you• see what badgesyou have earned• ...
Access Professional Development:Earn badges, complete free online coursesCourses onoffer:Teaching withtechnologyWindows in...
Apply to be aMicrosoft InnovativeEducator: ExpertFill in the onlineapplication form andUpload a Learning activity(includin...
Become an Innovative School – or just use theresourcesDownloads,professionaldevelopment tools andvirtualuniversitywebinars...
15Next steps, links and contacts:• www.schoolnet.org.za• www.pil-network.com• megan@schoolnet.org.za for infoabout the com...
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The Partners in Learning Network is a great portal for teachers who are interested in ICT in education who want to find like-minded colleagues, free downloadable tools that they can use to enhance lessons and a place to discuss hot topics. In this webinar you will learn more about how to find free tools, search for learning activities and complete your profile so that other teachers will be able to find you!
Presenter: Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet

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  • Register at www.pil-network.com using your Windows Live ID, Office 365, Facebook, Yahoo, or Gmail accountKeep up to date with global education trends by participating in community discussions on hot topicsEarn achievement badges by contributing resources and collaborating with a global community of teachersLearn from tutorials, professional development courses and innovative teachers’ real classroom examples
  • The homepage gives a sense of what is availableTutorials on how to use various Microsoft products – here Moviemaker and authoring textbooks with Office 365Popular discussions – are teachers afraid of ICT?Events – join an online TeachMeetStay connected – links to facebook and twitterAccess to freee tools – Learning SuiteAn innovative school in the spotlightAn innovative teacher – or group if teachers in this case – the K team – in the spotlight
  • The Microsoft Learning Suite is jam-packed with free tools and content such as Mouse Mischief, AutoCollage, Movie Maker, Microsoft MathsandSong Smith that will excite your learners and make your lessons more engaging. On the Pil-network you can get the tools + tutorials + you can see how other teachers have used them in their learning activities
  • There is a demo of this tool in the appendix
  • Inspire, Showcase Innovation and Amplify the Work of Depth TeachersLearning Activities can be uploaded by anyone, put in a queue, and are then approved for display on the Partners in Learning Network. Through the form, educators describe, tag and upload any files associated with the learning activity. Educators can ask questions, comment, download and share the activity with others. Examples include Forum VCTs, the Digital Literacy Curriculum, lesson plans, etc. Beneath the Network lies a rich meta data tagging architecture that enables the Network to surface these activities in a gallery as well as in other areas of the site. For example, in the Games Based Learning Hot Topic, we can surface a link, “See Games Based Learning Activities” and upon clicking, the member sees a list of learning activities that were tagged with “Kodu” and/or “games based learning.”
  • From the badges he has earned you can see that Ngaka:Teachers at a Partners in Learning SchoolHe is a teacher trainerHe has participated in an Innovative Educator ForumYou can also see which subjects he teaches, to which age group, for how long and what technology he has access toAs well as which Social Networks he is part of
  • The homepage gives a sense of what is availableTutorials on how to use various Microsoft products – here Moviemaker and authoring textbooks with Office 365Popular discussions – are teachers afraid of ICT?Events – join an online TeachMeetStay connected – links to facebook and twitterAccess to freee tools – Learning SuiteAn innovative school in the spotlightAn innovative teacher – or group if teachers in this case – the K team – in the spotlight
  • Navigating the Partners in Learning Network

    1. 1. Navigating thePartners in LearningNetworkBy Megan Rademeyer
    2. 2. What is the Partners in LearningNetwork?• A global online resource• A community for educators and school leaders• A platform to encourage collaboration and the spread ofideas to improve education worldwide
    3. 3. How do you join the Partners inLearning Network?www.pil-network.com
    4. 4. What can teachers do on thePartners in Learning Network?accessLearning Suite toolsand lesson planssupportfrom tutorials andprofessionaldevelopmentconnectto shareresourcesdiscuss hot topics
    5. 5. www.pil-network.com
    6. 6. Access30+LearningSuitetools
    7. 7. Tutorials – tips, tricks and advice for usingpopular technology in the classroomLook for atutorial on thetool you want totry – or searchby subject orage group tosee what othershave doneAre you anexpert? Submityour owntutorial andteach others.
    8. 8. Search forlearningactivities –then contributeyour own8• Objectives• Created for• Subject• 21st Century skills• Featured tools• Hardware• Instructionalapproach• Details• Resources• Comments
    9. 9. Hot topics – participate in pertinent discussions onsome important issues in educationEach topic isled by aninternationalexpert in thefield!Be part of theconversation.
    10. 10. content uploadsUsers can upload an image, Officeapplications, PDFs, or video with adiscussionJoin Community Discussions10• Find topics thatinterest you orgroups youwant to be partof• Start a newdiscussion• Find out moreabout the SouthAfrican andLesothoPartners inLearning Forum
    11. 11. Complete your profileso that others can:• find you when theysearch for a teacherlike you• see what badgesyou have earned• see what resourcesyou havecontributed• see which socialnetworks you arepart of• see what technologyyou useThis helps build thecommunity andpromotes collaboration11
    12. 12. Access Professional Development:Earn badges, complete free online coursesCourses onoffer:Teaching withtechnologyWindows in theClassroom21st CenturyLearningDesign
    13. 13. Apply to be aMicrosoft InnovativeEducator: ExpertFill in the onlineapplication form andUpload a Learning activity(including a 2-minutevideo)by 3 June 2013 if youwant to win a trip toBloemfontein for the ICTin the ClassroomConferenceOr by 30 September 2013to still stand a chance ofbeing selected to attendthe Partners in LearningGlobal Forum
    14. 14. Become an Innovative School – or just use theresourcesDownloads,professionaldevelopment tools andvirtualuniversitywebinarsled byexperts
    15. 15. 15Next steps, links and contacts:• www.schoolnet.org.za• www.pil-network.com• megan@schoolnet.org.za for infoabout the competition• fiona@schoolnet.org.za for webinarsand online supportTo apply to be a Microsoft InnovativeEducator: Expert you will need to goto www.pil-network.com to:• Upload a Learning Activity(including 2 minute video)• Complete the MicrosoftInnovative Educator – ExpertApplication• Do this by 3 June 2013 if youwant to win a trip toBloemfontein for the ICT in theClassroom Conference• 30 September 2013 is your lastchance to apply to be aMicrosoft Innovative Educator:Expert

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