Microsoft Redmond Day 3 Reflection
Woke up very early, or should I say did not really sleep…
Upon arrival we were treated to a drumming session.
I must admit that I am not really a great drummer…,
but this was awesome. What was really amazing was
that the Drum Cafe had created songs about Microsoft
and education and we sang along with our theme.
This was followed by Anthony Salcito, who is the
Vice President for Microsoft Worldwide Education.
Then I had to present my first talk all about TPACK
(Technology, Pedagogy and Content Creation) with the
incredible Angela Schaerer from Microsoft South Africa.
Awesome workshop with teachers been able to create lessons
based on this model.
other teachers had been doing. I thought that what teachers are
doing around the world is really awesome. After looking at the
various projects, I was also able to come home and tell the other
teachers in my school about these projects so that they can adapt
them and use them in their classrooms.
Mette and Josh then introduced our Educator challenge.
We were divided into groups of five teachers from various countries.
My group, group 1, was made up of people from South Africa,
project, project courage and our pitch can be seen below.
We were then taken to a technology showcase hosted by Kent School
District were various schools and students use technology to learn new
skills to prepare for their futures every day. WOW, there is such
remarkable and amazing things that schools, teachers and students are doing!