Thursday, 19 March 2015

Information about Microsoft’s Teaching with Technology free, short online course – and a webinar to listen to…

imageQuite often a teacher wishes he/she could learn more about using technology in the classroom – but there seems to be no time! The ideal in this scenario would be a course that is free to all, has a self assessment tool to identify one’s needs, is short, is available online, let’s you works at your own individual pace, has support and extension activities and top marks would be that it meets a recognised criteria such as UNESCO competencies for ICT in Education. Does this sound like some of your thoughts being re-echoed?

Have you thought of exploring Microsoft’s Teaching with Technology  Course which is available for free on the Microsoft Educator Network at this link http://bit.ly/1H3vPeX?

What is the course about?

This course takes up to three hours to work through. As you work through the four Teaching with Technology topics you'll learn about:
  • ICT tools that support student assessment needs at different stages of learning.
  • Tips to use the internet more effectively to support learning.
  • Tools to enable collaboration.
  • Time saving productivity tips for you!

So here are the pluses for doing this course:
  • Total Time: Up to 3 hours
  • Contains: 1 Course of 4 Lessons
  • Qualifies for a badge on the Microsoft Educator Network. This will appear under your profile. 
  • Language: Choose - English, Czech English French Italian Japanese Polish Thai Ukrainian
Here is a breakdown of the lessons

LESSON 1: ICT tools for the evaluation of optimization knowledge
45 mins
LESSON 2: The creation of better learning activities using the internet
40 mins
LESSON 3: Support learning and teaching with the user of technology to support collaboration
45 mins
LESSON 4: Better results thanks to ICT technologies
30 mins

A 16 minute webinar 

Watch this webinar with Megan Rademeyer and Victor Ngebeni on the Microsoft Virtual Academy.

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/teaching-with-technology



So, why not take a look at Teaching with Technology on the Microsoft Educator Network and give it a try. There's nothing to lose and plenty to gain!

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