Educator, Victoria Thompson, shares about an exciting new feature coming soon to Microsoft–the Q&A App!
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Tip: Talk to Type with Windows 10 Accessibility Feature
Educator and Blogger, Victoria Thompson, shares how utilizing talk to type with Windows 10 can help people with accessibility issues.
Microsoft: Protect Young Learners with S Mode
What is S mode? This post was inspired by a colleague who came to me the other day inquiring about how to disable her son’s computer from S mode. She was vaguely familiar with it, but needed help getting it off of the computer. It brings back many moments when people ask me “hey, what’s…
Enrich the Learning Experience in Edge Browser
Microsoft Edge Browser I think I’ve reached a point professionally where I automatically assume that Google Chrome is the default web browser. It’s been years since I’ve seen someone use Firefox, and the one time I saw a colleague using Internet Explorer (in 2015) I was honestly in shock–I had been so used to Google…
Countdown to successful family-teacher conferences By @VictoriaTheTech
@VictoriaTheTech shares about what goes into successful family-teacher conferences as she reviews the new Microsoft Educator Center course.
So, You Want to be an #MIEExpert? – Part 2 – Continuing Coursework by @VictoriaTheTech
Guest Post by Victoria Thompson In our last post, we spoke about the first step of becoming an #MIEExpert. The #MIEExpert community (short for Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Community, and often hashtagged on Facebook and Twitter to indicate involvement) is a community supported by Microsoft made up of passionate educators who are constantly learning, growing…
So, You Want to be an #MIEExpert? – Part 1 By @VictoriaTheTech
Guest Post by Victoria Thompson How can I be more involved with Microsoft Education? I get really excited when I am asked this question but I sometimes struggle on how to answer because there are truly so many ways to be involved, with one of the best being part of the #MIEExpert community. So, in…
@VictoriaTheTech’s Favorite Microsoft Educator Center Courses
Guest Post by Victoria Thompson BONUS! Although I gave my favorite five Microsoft Educator Center courses previously, I couldn’t help myself and decided to add another. So, consider this a bonus! If you’re an education leader such as an administrator, a department head, or an instructional coach, I highly recommend that you check out this…
Check Out @VictoriaTheTech’s #1 Favorite Microsoft Course!
Guest Post by Victoria Thompson Victoria’s Favorite Microsoft Educator Center Courses – #1: Creating Classroom Communities Using Social and Emotional Practices Okay, so technically I am cheating a bit–this is a learning path (a set of courses) instead of just one course. However, this is so important that I feel the need to give this…
*Updated* Pre-Service Teacher Chat With @VictoriaTheTech & @TechySewell
All are welcome, especially those who work with pre-service teachers or those who are looking to get into education. Specific topics discussed are “things we wish we knew” before entering the profession, technology integration, and equity. The link to sign up is here. When you sign up, you’ll receive a link for live attendance.
Techquity- Microsoft Education Center
Techquity- Creating Learning Environments for Sustainability, Equity, and AccessGuest Post by Victoria Thompson Microsoft Educator Center provides One of my personal favorite Microsoft Educator Courses: it focuses on Techquity! “Techquity” refers to the infusion of technology and equity, and equity refers to the concept of every student needing what they need to be successful in…
Mindfulness in The Classroom – @VictoriaTheTech’s Favorite Microsoft Educator Center Courses
Guest Post by Victoria Thompson I am very big on self-care and mindfulness. I have given seminars and sessions on educator self-care in the age of COVID, as well as how to protect our peace and empathy. I have written an entire blog series on exploitation of empathy in professions dominated by women (particularly, teaching)….
Getting Started with Office 365 and Windows – Victoria’s (@VictoriaTheTech) Favorite Microsoft Educator Center Courses
Guest Post by Victoria Thompson @VictoriaTheTech Hello, everyone! In my last blog post I mentioned that I would be speaking about my favorite courses on the Microsoft Educator Center (or the MEC, for short). We’re going to kick it off with #5: Getting Started with Office 365 and Windows. In the Microsoft Educator Center there…
Empowering Young People to Take Action – @VictoriaTheTech Favorite Microsoft Educator Center Courses
Guest Post by Victoria Thompson Next up is #4: Empowering young people to take action! Via the direct link: “the course, which forms part of World Wildlife Fund (WWF’s) learning path on Education for a sustainable planet, aims to help you further your understanding of sustainability and equip you with relevant information, tools, activities and…
Microsoft Educator Center 101 with @VictoriaTheTech
As a school that is fully integrated with Office 365, this is where the Microsoft Educator Center (or MEC) comes to the rescue.