21 episodes

Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast. If you are an educator looking to learn how to leverage the power of innovative teaching with technology in your classroom, this is the podcast for you. Each episode of the MIE Spotlight Series features a dynamic teacher, a Microsoft Innovative Educator, showcasing how they are transforming their classrooms through creative lessons and 21st century teaching styles. This podcast is hosted by educator Jeff Bradbury from the TeacherCast Educational Network and brought to you by Microsoft in Education.

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Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast. If you are an educator looking to learn how to leverage the power of innovative teaching with technology in your classroom, this is the podcast for you. Each episode of the MIE Spotlight Series features a dynamic teacher, a Microsoft Innovative Educator, showcasing how they are transforming their classrooms through creative lessons and 21st century teaching styles. This podcast is hosted by educator Jeff Bradbury from the TeacherCast Educational Network and brought to you by Microsoft in Education.

    Windows 10 Devices for Your Classroom

    Windows 10 Devices for Your Classroom

    This year at ISTE, I had the opportunity to sit down with the Windows Device team at the Microsoft Education booth.  Shindy and Javier talked with me about the power of inking, and what advantages it brings to the classroom.
    Ever since the big keynote address in New York last year, I have been extremely impressed with how much power is being put into classroom level Windows 10 and Windows 10S devices.  I am totally convinced that students with a pen in their hands have an advantage over students only using a keyboard.
    Topics Include

    * What's new in Windows 10?
    * Windows 10 S Mode
    * Why should schools upgrade to Windows 10 S?
    * Should students use devices with inking?
    * Is inking a simple substitute for the traditional pencil?
    *  Using inking technology in the Math Classroom
    * OneNote – Replay Feature
    * What advantages does the Edge Browser bring for classroom teachers?
    * Immersive Reader
    * The MIE Program

    About our Guests
    Shindy Skaar
    Sr Product Marketing Manager, Windows Devices, and Experiences, Microsoft Corp
    Shindy has the honor of being able to speak with and visit school and IT leaders, and students from around the world. Shindy is passionate about enabling student learning through technology and bringing stories of digital transformation to light.
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    * The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast

    About Microsoft Education

    * https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/products/windows-10-s
    * https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/devices

    How are Windows Devices being used in the classroom?

    How are you using YOUR Windows 10 devices?
    We would love to capture your story about how you are delivering creative and collaborative lessons to your students. Please leave a message below and share your story with us.

    • 16 min
    Office 365 Updates LIVE from ISTE

    Office 365 Updates LIVE from ISTE

    This year at ISTE, I had the opportunity to sit down with Tricia Van Hollebeke, Justin Chando and Mike Tholfsen from the Microsoft Education team at the Microsoft Education booth.
    Topics Include



    * Brand New Updates

    * Microsoft Teams

    * Rubric Grading inside of Teams assignments
    * Individualized Assignments
    * Microsoft Forms integration


    * Sway
    * Immersive Reader
    * OneNote

    * Page Locking
    * Integration with Teams




    * Microsoft Education at ISTE
    * STEM Education

    * Hacking STEM
    * Make Code / Computer Science
    * Minecraft: Education Edition


    * Personalized Learning

    * Creating activities that reach each and every student
    * How to work around the challenges that teachers face in the classroom


    * Picture Dictionary
    * Microsoft Innovative Educator
    * The importance of asking questions and learning  from the education community
    * Working with the MIE Community
    * #Flipgrid Fever

    * Allowing students to share and amplify their voice through video


    * STEM Saturdays at retail stores
    * Office Online = FREE Apps!
    * PowerPoint and 3D Animation
    * Augmented and Virtual Reality

    * New Pearson Curriculum for Mixed Reality Headsets
    * Limitless Libraries Grant
    * Immersive Reader in Virtual Reality


    * What is ahead for Microsoft Education in 2018-2019



    About our Guests
    Tricia Van Hollebeke
    Product Marketing Manager for O365 Education

    Education has been a long time passion for Tricia! She studied early childhood development and holds a Master of Arts in Teaching. She’s worked with a range of students through a variety of roles from a Pre-K teacher to a High School education coach. After moving to Denmark, Tricia had an opportunity to develop engaging classroom experiences for teachers and students around the world at LEGO Education. As an Education Specialist and Product Developer there, Tricia created LEGO sets and learning solutions for several curriculum areas including Language Arts, STEM, and Robotics. Most recently Tricia brings her passion for education to her position as a Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft for Office 365 Education. Tricia hopes to continue being an advocate for educators at Microsoft to provide amazing tools for teachers!

    * Twitter
    * Facebook
    * YouTube
    * Blog
    * Pinterest


    Mike Tholfsen
    Principal Product Manager: Microsoft Education
    Mike Tholfsen is a Principal Product Manager on the Microsoft Education team focusing on ...

    • 20 min
    Minecraft Education Edition 2018 Updates LIVE from ISTE

    Minecraft Education Edition 2018 Updates LIVE from ISTE

    In this episode of the Microsoft Innovative Expert: Spotlight Series Podcast, Jeff sits down with Sara Cornish and Trish Cloud from the Minecraft Education team at the Microsoft Education booth.  The big announcement at this years ISTE Conference revolved around the two new updates for Minecraft Education Edition.
    Topics Include

    * Minecraft Aquatic Edition

    * Filing the oceans of Minecraft with marine life
    * Constructing underwater ships and coral reefs.
    * How do you “code” a coral reef?


    * What is Minecraft and how can we use it in the classroom?

    * An open world game that uses the imagination using unlimited materials


    * Minecraft Education Website
    * Integrating Minecraft into your curriculum

    * How to setup Minecraft servers for your classroom
    * Minecraft EDU vs Minecraft Commercial
    * Using Minecraft as an assessment tool
    * How to “live the history” of your lessons through Minecraft


    * What can I find on the Minecraft Education website?

    * Finding Lessons and Resources
    * Aligning Minecraft to the Standards



    New Minecraft: Education Edition Lesson Plans
    This week, the Microsoft Education team released brand new lesson plans to help teachers “dive in.”
    Learn more about these great resources here.
    https://www.facebook.com/microsoftineducation/
    What’s New In Microsoft EDU
    Check out the latest episodes of What’s New in Microsoft EDU

    What’s New for Microsoft Education
    What’s New in Office 365
    What’s New in Minecraft: Education Edition

    Join the Microsoft EDU TweetMeet on August 21
    Join us for another #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on August 21st at 10 a.m. PDT. This will be a live Twitter chat focused on assisting educators and IT on school and classroom setup in preparation for the new school year. Stay tuned for more info!
    Read more here
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    About our Guests
    Trish Cloud
    Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
    Trish has been working with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools for ten years first as a Technology teacher at Grand Oak Elementary now as Coordinator of School Partnerships at the district level. She began with a Minecraft club seven years ago and has been growing the use of Minecraft: Education Editon across curriculum ever since. She is a Global Minecraft Mentor, MIE, and Google Certified Educator. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @trishcloud
    Links of interest

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    • 21 min
    Microsoft Education and Flipgrid LIVE from ISTE 2018

    Microsoft Education and Flipgrid LIVE from ISTE 2018

    On this episode of the Microsoft Innovative Educator Spotlight Series Podcast, we are LIVE from the ISTE Conference from Chicago Illinois.  I had the opportunity to learn about what is happening today with Microsoft Education with two great conversations with members of the Microsoft Education team.
    My first interview is with Corporate Vice President of Education, Eran Megiddo.  Together we talk about the landscape of education and how Microsoft technologies are fitting into the hands of students of all ages.
    My second interview is with Joey Taralson from Flipgrid.  In this conversation, we discuss the new partnership between Flipgrid and Microsoft and what it means for thousands of teachers and students worldwide.
    What's New at Microsoft EDU?

    What’s New in Microsoft Education
    BBC Movie “BBC Oceans”
    Ocean Lesson Plans / Hacking STEM / Minecraft
    Microsoft Hack the Classroom
    Microsoft Education has #FlipgridFever
    Why should students be engaged through Audio and Video?
    STEM Education / STEM Saturdays
    Microsoft Retail Stores
    The MIE Program
    What is the vision of education for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella?
    Windows 10 S Devices and Accessories
    “Empowering Everyone to Achieve More”

    What is Flipgrid?
    Created a few years ago in Minnesota, Flipgrid is a video platform that allows students and teachers to share ideas and learn together.  Building on the concept of personalized learning, Flipgrid has grown into the goto video learning platform in more than 150 countries.
    The mission of Flipgrid is to “Empower learners of all ages to define their voices, share their voices, and respect the diverse voices of overs.”
    In a message heard around the world, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that Flipgrid would be joining the Microsoft family on June 18.

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    * The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast

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    * Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury

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    Let’s Work Together

    * Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury
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    • 25 min
    Microsoft Showcase Schools

    Microsoft Showcase Schools

    In this episode of the Microsoft Innovative Expert: Spotlight Series Podcast, we invite Josh Sawyer, Senior Manager for US Education for Microsoft and educators Scott Bricker and Alyson Dame on the program to discuss the Microsoft Showcase Schools Program.

    • 30 min
    MIE Toney Jackson: Hip Hop in the Classroom

    MIE Toney Jackson: Hip Hop in the Classroom

    In this episode of the Microsoft Innovative Expert: Spotlight Series Podcast, we welcome MIEExpert Toney Jackson from New Jersey to discuss how he uses Hip Hop to motivate and engage his 4th-grade students.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

Jared DeCamp ,

Great to hear specific examples

This podcast is great to hear exactly how teachers are getting the most out of technology. If you are a teacher, this podcast is a must listen show.

SamPattersonEdD ,

Great Conversation, Great Ideas

I really enjoyed the information about the MIE community, and it was powerful to learn about the depth of that community. I am looking forward to hearing from great innovative educators each episode.

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