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  • Blog Post: Spy Quest – Licensed to Learn

    With the recent launch of the new James Bond film and in many people’s opinion the best James Bond was Scottish. Then is seems a good time to tell you about a great resource launched recently in Scotland. Polybius Games are providing their award winning Spy Quest educational game to all Scottish primary...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Schools Programme – October & November training events

    Looking for some great advice, examples and best practice in the use of the wide range of Microsoft technologies and programmes in schools? Then this series of events hosted by some of our school partners could help. Each month we will publishing a list of events being held around the country. Here are...
  • Blog Post: A great opportunity for Teachers worldwide!

      Are you looking for great professional development, delivered online? Sign up for one of TakingITGlobal’s accredited e-courses that aim to empower teachers around the world to utilize technology to create innovative and transformative global learning experiences. TakingITGlobal (TIG) empowers...
  • Blog Post: PowerPoint Power Up #3–Logos and Vectors

    When I first started using PowerPoint (many moons ago), images had to manipulated and edited in a graphic package, then imported into a presentation. It could be a lengthy process and I suspect it was one of the reasons teachers filled up their hard drives with clip art to get instant images. But...
  • Blog Post: It's spring again , so it must be time for Easter Camp – Free training for teachers

    After the great success of previous training Camps, we will be running another Easter Camp this year – this is an open invitation to all of you reading this blog to apply. So if you have time this Easter, perhaps your plans for other events and holidays have not materialised and you still want...
  • Blog Post: Taking it Global–Shout Webinar–using the Kinect SDK to create applications for learning

    Want to give your students a voice? A voice of leadership? A voice that needs to be heard? Help them shout! Shout connects educators with rich content, tools and expertise that get students to take action on global issues. New to the Shout programme this year are the Shout technical sessions. Join...
  • Blog Post: Camp Scotland - Microsoft UK Partners in Learning CPD for Teachers

    After the great success of the last three Microsoft Partners in Learning Teacher Camps, we are taking the concept on the road – this is an open invitation to all Teachers in Scotland. So if you want to spend time with other innovative educators, then this is an ideal event for you. Camp Scotland...
  • Blog Post: Welsh Teacher takes coveted award at Partners in Learning Global Forum

    The climax of the Global Forum was the gala dinner at Smithsonian Museum of Art in Washington D.C. , 18 teachers from 200 were recognised for their outstanding contribution to teaching and learning at our Forum awards. I am pleased to announce that UK Teacher, Gareth Ritter from Willows High School in...
  • Blog Post: Gareth Ritter - Partners in Learning Teacher Award Winner

    One of the best things about Partners in Learning is that we get to work with outstanding teachers here in the UK. Better still we get to celebrate the fantastic work of their students at our Partners in Learning Forums. Gareth from Willows High School in Cardiff, is one of our award winning teachers...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Telescope workshop added to the Microsoft Partners in Learning UK Forum 2011

    We have talked about Worldwide Telescope before, its one of our favourite free applications. But, to do the imagery real justice its needs a large display. So we have teamed up with a company called  Science Dome , who will be presenting Worldwide Telescope in one of their inflatable planetariums...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Forum–Additional Workshop–Skype in the Classroom

    We are pleased to announce that we have been able to add an extra workshop to the the fantastic list of professional development opportunities at this year’s Forum. Bringing classrooms together with Skype Ever wanted to collaborate with other teachers, classes and experts around the world...
  • Blog Post: Partners in Learning UK Forum Keynote 2011– Alex Bellos

    Maths Made Easy–Alex Bellos I first encountered Alex Bellos on BBC Breakfast TV , talking about about his book, Alex's Adventures in Numberland ,( which I subsequently went out and bought!) He described his passion and interest in Mathematics.  It reminded me that the subject of Maths has some amazing...
  • Blog Post: Do you remember your first time?

    I do ! The first time I accessed the internet was in 1995, whilst on a project with BT, I logged on and looked at a website about Fractal Mathematics and Chaos theory. I know, very geeky! But did you realise that their are 9 million people in UK who have never been online, which I find staggering. So...
  • Blog Post: UK Innovative Education Forum 2010 Workshops–Building games in the Classroom with Kodu

    Nicki Maddams is an ICT teacher and SSAT Lead Practitioner at Hartsdown Technology College in Margate, Kent. She describes herself on her blog as ‘slightly geeky’. You can find out if this true by attending her workshop (workshop 6 on the registration form ) at the UK Innovative Education...
  • Blog Post: Summer Camp 2010 – Teachers learning from Teachers

    One of the best events we ran last year was our Summer Camp, where teachers created resources for teachers, the results of which can be found here . Due to popular demand we are running the event again this year, and we are making it an open invite to you via this blog. So if you have time this summer...
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