Remember The Ghana Teacher Who Taught MS Word On Blackboard? Microsoft Donated Him Computers!: Teaching kids how to use a computer, especially MS Office is hard enough already since they are kids. However, making them learn without using any computer seems impossible. Recently, we have seen a 33-year old teacher from Ghana, Richard Appiah Akoto went viral on social media platform when he decided to upload pictures of himself teaching Microsoft Word on a Blackboard.
He was teaching Microsoft Word on a blackboard due to lack of computers. He alone took the task to sketch out the entire Microsoft Word screen on a blackboard. He used some colored chalk to draw the exact Microsoft Word on a blackboard so his students could learn the software functions without using computers.
The software giant Microsoft was quick to recognize the efforts of Richard Appiah Akoto who is a teacher at Betenase M/A Junior High School situated in the southern Ghana town of Sekyedumase. Thanks to the social media, very soon donations from organizations and local people started to pour in the form of laptops and desktop to his school.
By looking at the dedication level of Akoto, the software giant Microsoft decided to took him to Singapore to attend the Microsoft Educators Exchange educational event. Microsoft’s Educators Exchange event had over 400 educators and school leaders participating from 91 countries to discuss the value of technology in education.
Not only that, the Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft, Anthony Salcito, applauded Akoto for setting an example for the teacher who faces several difficulties in educating their students.
“At Microsoft, we believe that educators are heroes and are pushing the boundaries of what is possible to transform learning and making a direct impact on the experiences and lifelong skills of their students.”
Right now, Richard Appiah Akoto is a part of MCE (Microsoft Certified Educator) Program where educators and school leaders exchange their experience and learn from one another to develop different ways of teaching.
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