Thursday, 17 November 2016

Attention SA teachers! Would you like your class to skype with Zoaib Hoosen, MD of Microsoft in the annual Skypeathon? Read on...


An exciting offer from Microsoft
Microsoft’s Annual Skype-a-thon on 29th or 30th November. You can find more details about it at www.skypeathon.com. One of the exciting offers from Microsoft is: Microsoft is looking for a class in South Africa that would like a Skype Session with Zoaib Hoosen, MD for Microsoft South Africa, as part of this event. Exciting! This would be a 30 minute event. Interested? Zoab will skype with one lucky class! In the comment box in this Facebook post on the Microsoft page, http://bit.ly/2g1DJA7, write your school’s name, why we should choose your class and what you would like to hear about from Zoaib.

What is the annual Skype-a-thon event? 
Microsoft’s Skype-a-Thon is a global movement to celebrate learning without borders. Last year, over the course of the two-day event, thousands of educators, guest speakers and students travelled 3,046,124 virtual miles (for South Africans this would be 4 902 261 virtual kilometres). This November 29-30th, you can join the thousands of educators around the world already embracing the global learning movement and celebrate learning without borders! Help Microsoft celebrate global learning by joining us in the Skype-a-Thon mission to travel 3 million miles over Skype on November 29th and 30th.

View the report back of the 2015 Skype-a-thon
 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAwNPdBvYwA )

How to find out more on how to get started
Visit the Microsoft Educator Network (https://education.microsoft.com/skypeathon). This page will show you how you can participate in three easy steps. By the way, if you haven’t joined the amazing Microsoft Educator Network now is the time to do so! Register today for this year’s Skype-a-Thon (Nov 29-30) and join thousands of other students, educators and guest speakers around the world as they connect with and learn from each other via Skype!

To get back to the Skype Session with Zoaib Hoosen, MD of Microsoft in South Africa
This could be an unforgettable event for your class to participate in! This could be one of your Skype calls during the day! What do you need in your classroom to participate?
*You’ll need to have Skype installed (free) on the laptop you will use for the Skype session
* Think about a creative idea on what to talk about. e.g teach Zoaib something about your school/culture; talking about jobs of the future, Q&A session talking technology, find out more about Microsoft, discuss the future of technology, information about your respective towns, sharing interesting lessons, etc. The ball is in your court!

If you are keen to do this please go to this Microsoft Facebook link http://bit.ly/2g1DJA7 and write your response there. Visit: www.skypeathon.com for more info.

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