Monday, 19 January 2015

Skype call between MiE Expert15 Linda Foulkes and dedicated teachers from Abuja, Nigeria

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This is a guest post from Linda Foulkes one of South Africa’s 2015 MiE Experts. Linda shared a Skype call with Wellington Oboh, a MiE Expert from Nigeria and 62 teachers at a school in Abuja on the importance of the Microsoft Educator Network and the importance of Office Mix. Linda has this post on her own blog and I asked her if I could use it as a guest post on the SchoolNet blog. Linda’s blog can be found at: https://folklind.wordpress.com

Well it certainly has been a very busy time in "my world " the past few months! Hence the lack of posting to my blog due to organising a wedding, starting a new position, and just getting involved in helping others through social media. 2015 has started off with very positive interactions and I am most certainly looking forward to getting involved, and challenging myself this year!

On Friday 16th January at 16h00 Nigerian time, I was invited by Wellington Oboh [Principal Education Officer at FCTA SEB] to address 62 teachers from the Anglican Girls Grammar School in Abuja, Nigeria. The nature of the call was to show them the benefits of the MSEN [Microsoft Educator Network] and to discuss how one could use Office Mix in the classroom. Such dedicated teachers to be interested in a Skype call from Cape Town at 16h00 on a Friday! I thoroughly enjoyed the session, although I could not see the teachers whilst presenting, they produced a short clip where I was able to see lovely ‘Amen’, the lady who addressed me with a question as to how the Educator Network would be beneficial for teachers. Below is a snippet from the Skype call...
During the presentation I shared a link to my Office Mix with which I created a walk through of the Microsoft Educator Network. Teachers who have not yet taken advantage of this fantastic resource, should sign up right now - click here to open the site and get cracking on your own Professional Development for Free.

CALL FOR COLLABORATION - THE ANGLICAN GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS IN ABUJA, NIGERIA WOULD LIKE TO COLLABORATE WITH OTHER ANGLICAN GIRLS SCHOOLS IN CAPE TOWN - PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE KEEN TO GET YOUR SCHOOL INVOLVED."

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SchoolNet says: Thank you for letting us share this exciting experience Linda! The actual short video clip of the experience is embedded below. I made a screencast of the actual video so the sound might not be too good, 

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