A few weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity of attending the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) along with almost 10,000 of my closest friends. The conference had one of the largest educational technology floors I have ever seen and it was amazing to simply look around and take in all that there was to see.
My week started off on Sunday attending the MIE Expert Showcase School Leaders Summit where I had the opportunity to meet amazing educators from around the world. I also took part in my first Flipgrid Scavenger Hunt, called a “Fliphunt” where we formed teams and were sent on various missions around the conference and were asked to perform fun challenges.
Podcasting On A Windows 10 Computer is … AWESOME!
On Tuesday, I found myself standing in front of the Microsoft Education booth sharing my passions for podcasting by demonstrating how teachers can use Synth, a new and FREE educational platform, to create audio and video podcasts using their Surface and Windows 10 devices.
What's New In Microsoft EDU
For anyone who has been reading TeacherCast throughout the years, you know that we have an extremely robust Microsoft Education section of our site that features not only blogs, but videos, tutorials, and even the MIE Spotlight Series Podcast. This year, FETC began just as another MAJOR edtech conference ended in London England called BETT. Although I couldn't go to BETT this year, I was able to stay updated with all of the action happening at the Microsoft Education booth through their daily facebook videos and all of their @MicrosoftEDU Tweets.
Here are some of the amazing updates to both hardware and educational apps from BETT 2019!
10 Learning Tools Updates for the New Year
Join In On The Fun Today … Become a Microsoft Innovative Educator in 2019!
As the summer comes closer and the weather gets warmer, it's time to start thinking about submitting your application to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator. Information on the application process can be found by listening to this podcast and TeacherCast will certainly be sharing out details when the applications officially open in a few months.
The MIE Program is open for all educators who are passionate about learning and helping their students. I have been an MIE for 4 years and it has been the absolute best professional development experience. Being an MIE is about joining a family of thousands of educators who are all here to help each other out.
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