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Throughout the last 6 months, I have had the privilege of working closely with Microsoft Education to create some pretty awesome podcasts and promotional videos.  During this time, I met some pretty awesome educators who are creating the building blocks for what education might look like for future generations.  One of my favorite moments at ISTE 2015 came while interviewing the OneNote team and I had the opportunity to meet the guys who actually CREATE Microsoft OneNote.

I once heard someone say “In order to be the man… you have to beat the man” and this philosophy is true for Microsoft OneNote.  “In order to create AWESOME… you have to BE AWESOME!  Since January, I have worked very closely with Mike Tholfsen and Ari Schor on several podcasts and even the beginning of what will be a TeacherCast University Online Course on OneNote.  They are awesome guys and if you ever have an opportunity to visit a Microsoft Education booth, they can be easily found by their trademark Purple Capes.  I hope you have the opportunity to check out our video above to see exactly how awesome these capes really are.

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Jennifer began her instructional career in 2006.  After four years teaching both Kindergarten and 4th grade, Jennifer became an Instructional Technology Specialist for Lamar Consolidated ISD. Jennifer loves having the opportunity to work with teachers and helping them rekindle their passion for great instruction. She also enjoys helping teachers find innovative ways to engage and challenge students.
In 2014 Jennifer was recognized as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and is currently a consultant with the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE), a Microsoft training partner, as a Professional Learning Specialist.  Jennifer earned a BS of Early Childhood Education from Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas and a MS of Educational Technology and Leadership from Lamar University Beaumont, Texas.
When not at work, Jennifer loves spending time with her husband and 2 dogs. She also enjoys watching football, cooking, baking, and hanging out with friends.
Mike Tholfsen started at Microsoft working as a software engineer on the first version of Outlook in 1995.  He subsequently worked on the first versions of Outlook Web Access, and multiple versions of Outlook desktop.  In 2004, he moved to the OneNote team where he shipped multiple versions of OneNote, while also doing exploring OneNote as a key education tool and working with many teachers and schools around the US and world.  After six years on OneNote, he tried his hand at the cloud, where he worked on the first cloud iterations of SharePoint, Project and Office 365.  Most recently, Mike moved back to the OneNote team as a Principal Program Manager to focus exclusively on efforts in the education space, where his true passion lies. Twitter: @mtholfsen | LinkedIn
Ari is the OneNote Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft that works closely with engineering on prioritizing and messaging features. He has been driving disclosure for OneNote as free, cross-platform, and coupled with the OneNote Class Notebook Creator for teachers to set up a powerful notebook structure in their classrooms. He is excited to be getting the word out about OneNote, especially its power in education: Organizing materials in one digital location, rather than paper copies, and empowering collaboration in a truly efficient and time-saving manner.


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