Graphic from UK Office 365 for Education Partner Novotronix
Guest blog post from James Marshall (UK Education Cloud blog)
If you’re in the UK (other countries are available) you’ll probably look out of your window this morning and see something like this:
Teachers and pupils up and down the country tune into their local radio stations eagerly awaiting news of school closures, crossing fingers and toes that theirs is on the list. Traditionally when snow hits and schools close it’s seen as a free day because communication grinds to a halt.
I’ve heard stories of broadband connections to schools being swamped and failing as people scramble to get to the school website for updates, only to find an error as the server’s offline or the, hitherto totally reliable, mail server develops a problem meaning you can’t send any email. Maybe it’s time to look at different ways to keep the school functioning when the mercury falls below zero?
Office 365 for education
Office 365 for education can help get you out of this sticky situation in a number of ways:
For more info on Office 365 for education, visit the UK Education Cloud Blog! You can sign up for Office 365 for education for free today! Every signup gets a 30 day free trial of the enhanced A3 plan, which includes a downloadable copy of Office Professional Plus 2010.
Blog posts in this series:
Look out for future posts that will explore other key tools and features of Office 365, however more Office 365 for education innovids and resources can be found on the Partners in Learning Network – Join for free today.