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Microsoft & CAS form ground-breaking £334,000 partnership to train & support up to 50,000 teachers across the UK
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Education Auditory Response System
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The ‘Queen of Kodu’ wins NAACE impact award.
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Key Stage 1–AutoCollage Competition–South West Grid for Learning
The South West Grid for Learning is proud to announce a brand new competition in collaboration with Microsoft Partners in Learning for schools in the South West of England. With support from West Town Farm and Love Local Food this promises to be a colourful, creative and exciting competition. With the...
6 Feb 2013
Jubilee Time Capsule–a project with the Royal Commonwealth Society
Today commemorates the day Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne after the death of King George VI. Her coronation took place on the 2nd June 1953 and this year, on that date , there will be a weekend of celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. To mark this auspicious occasion the Royal...
5 Feb 2012
By Teachers, For Teachers
One of the most powerful tools in our own professional development is other teachers. Professional generosity – sharing ideas and feedback with our colleagues - helps us move forward in our own practice. It helps us tweak, refine and improve what we are doing in our classrooms. I know that sometimes...
14 Apr 2011
Free Microsoft software for schools, from the Fun and Free Friday event
Over 100 schools attended our Fun, Free Friday event last week. It was a great day with an absolutely packed agenda. I wanted to share all of the links to the various downloads we mentioned during the day. Many of which we have covered here on this blog. If you need some ideas of how to use the software...
14 Jun 2010
Digital story telling tools from Microsoft
My previous post described how you can use AutoCollage , t o tell digital stories in the classroom, here is a great example from one of our award winning teachers, David Rogers, whose students have used this free application to make a comparison of their local area. Microsoft has a number of free...
17 Feb 2010
AutoCollage Workshop#2 – classroom ideas
In my last post I described a simple walkthrough of AutoCollage and how to create a photo collage. Now lets look at some ways of how you can use AutoCollage to allow your pupils and students to describe and communicate their thinking and ideas through images. One obvious use is to create collages from...
16 Feb 2010
AutoCollage – a simple Workshop
There are two main keyword phrases that people use to find this blog from a web search. These are Autocollage and the Deep Zoom Composer Workshops . So when I was asked at a recent Innovative Teachers workshop, Did I have any guides about Autocollage?, writing an AutoCollage Workshop seemed to be a good...
3 Feb 2010
Happy Birthday to You – Free Resources for Teachers!
Today is a great day – a day that will no doubt go down in history. Not only is it the one-year birthday of our Teachers Blog, but this post also marks our 100th post to the Teachers Blog. (If you think we didn’t plan that, you’re crazy.) Stuart and I weren’t sure what would come of this blog when...
10 Sep 2009
Resources for Teachers by Teachers – Summer Camp
Anybody that has taught knows that certain well-known myths are just not true. For example, there is dinosaur living in a lake in Scotland (actually, I believe this one is true), woman are worse drivers than men and teachers do not work in August. Today I can dispel at least one of these myths: teachers...
27 Aug 2009
Spring Makeover for the Innovative Teachers Network
It’s that time of year again. You are looking in your wardrobe and last year’s fashion and nothing fits --everything seems to have shrunk over the winter! Surely I haven’t put on that much weight, you think! Then you realise how dusty and tired looking everything is. So before you know it, you're shopping...
18 May 2009
The Rookies – Kids show us just how it is done.
";" mce_src="http://blogs.msdn.com/blogfiles/teachers/WindowsLiveWriter/TheRookies_9A5B/video1fdda2d319b7.jpg" galleryimg="no"> Sam, aged 7 , Is a PC! Microsoft has some great adverts running at the moment, where kids show how easy it is to use a PC. Take a look at this one, on the right, in...
30 Apr 2009
FREE download of Microsoft AutoCollage for Educators on the ITN
You may not have realised it, but some of the cool pictures that Stuart and I have been posting on this blog (well, ok, mostly Stuart) have been created with Microsoft AutoCollage. AutoCollage was brought to us by the amazing minds at Microsoft Research, who have taken advanced digital tapestry and facial...
28 Apr 2009
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