Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast. In this episode, Jeff sits down with Microsoft Innovative Educator Experet, and Special Education Educator, Lauren Pittman to discuss how technology can be used in the classroom to assist in teaching our exceptional learners.

About Lauren Pittman

My name is Lauren Pittman and I am a special education teacher at Holly Springs Elementary in Canton, GA.I am graduate of Berry College in Rome, GA home of the largest and most beautiful college campus in the world (30,000 acres to be exact).I am entering my 10th year of teaching and my 10th year of special education. Special education is my passion and helping my students have an uplifting education experience is my life’s joy. Over the last year, I was named a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft Surface Expert and a PBS DigitalLearning Innovator.I have flipped my classroom with the help of OneNote, the OneNote Learning Tools and the Windows Surface Pro 3.Through the incredible journey of the last year, I have watched my students grow and learn with the use of these tools. We have a new saying in my classroom, “sky’s the limit.”

Links of interest

Twitter: @PittmansPlace

Read Lauren's Blog on Microsoft Education

https://blogs.office.com/2016/04/19/learning-tools-are-a-game-changer-for-my-special-education-students/#QT7smxdE0bXPdWGI.97

Get Technology Tips from Lauren at Education.Microsoft.com

About the MIE Spotlight Series Podcast

The MIE Spotlight Series is a cobranded educational podcast produced in collaboration between the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network and Microsoft Education. Hosted by Jeff Bradbury, the MIE Spotlight series focuses on innovative thinking and teaching that incorporates cutting edge technology being deployed in classrooms.  For more information on the Microsoft Innovative Educator program, please visit: http://education.microsoft.com

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About Microsoft Education

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer web browser. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is the world’s largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.

About the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network

In 2011, educator Jeff Bradbury created TeacherCast.net as a vehicle to curate resources for teachers and students to help them learn how to use educational technology in their classrooms.  What started with a simple concept eventually grew into a globally recognized educational broadcasting network and educational brand.  For more information, please visit TeacherCast.net


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