Microsoft’s Education Programme Manager in Nigeria, Jordan Belmonte has said teachers can use new fun tools to integrate technology into classroom and improve the traditional ways of teaching.
Belmonte made the remarks at a workshop on ‘Windows in the Classroom’ organised in partnership with Sidmach in Abuja. She said tools such as Minecraft: Education Edition can be used by educators across subjects to help engage students in creative way. Others were Skype in the classroom, Visual studio, Onenote and Microsoft word.
Microsoft also announced the launch of Microsoft 365 Education in Nigeria, a single, affordable technology solution built for education. The solution brings together Office 365, Windows 10, Intune for Education, Minecraft: Education Edition and Enterprise Mobility + Security, in a single cloud-based package.
“Microsoft 365 is able to connect all the teachers in the world. Some of the features embedded like One Note aids multiple language learning and has features suitable for special needs children. With Skype, for instance, teachers can also connect their classrooms to other classrooms around the world, making for an immersive and interactive learning,” Belmonte.