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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Kodu Kup UK–the pictures say it all

    If you are still unsure why Computing should be in the ICT curriculum, then check out this video of our Kodu Kup UK Final, it will change your mind. Kodu Kup UK Final–A great day Kodu Kup UK VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL
  • Blog Post: PowerPoint Power Up #5 –ZoomIT

    It’s about time I returned to my passion, (or as some are referring to it, my obsession) for highlighting how brilliant Microsoft PowerPoint is. If you have missed my previous posts you can find them here. When presenting it would be really useful to zoom in and navigate around to highlight...
  • Blog Post: PowerPoint Power Up #4- Mind control !

    Don’t panic this not a latest add-in for PowerPoint , but research from Denmark suggests that careful use of fonts and colours in presentations can have an effect on the audience's concentration. I first encountered this research from Ole Lauridsen, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus, a...
  • Blog Post: What Are Cliplets?

    In this guest blog post , Gareth Ritter describes a great free app from Microsoft Research A still photograph is a limited format for capturing a moment in time. Video is the traditional method for recording durations of time, but the subjective “moment” that one desires to capture is often lost in the...
  • Blog Post: Celebrate your World Maths Day with free resources from Microsoft

    Today is also World Maths Day . So this is a good time remind you of some great free Maths resources available from Microsoft. Maths Worksheet Generator is a resource that we have not talked about  a lot. The idea of teachers just creating worksheets, didn't seem that innovative, but when you think...
  • Blog Post: PowerPoint Power Ups #1– LiveWeb View add-in

    This is series of posts prompted by a recent tweet from Mike McSharry - @mikemcsharry , asking for some inspiring ideas for Microsoft PowerPoint. Now, it’s very easy to criticise the use of Microsoft PowerPoint and suggest other alternatives, but from experience those just end up getting used in the...
  • Blog Post: The Learning Suite–Good things come in small packages

    We have talked about the Learning Suite in a blog post in December. But since then we have undertaken some great work around its development and it’s evolving in to great free software and resources package for schools, teachers and students. Inspired by some brilliant thinking from our Partners...
  • Blog Post: BBC Stargazing Week–Worldwide Telescope

    This week in the UK the BBC are running a week long series of events called Stargazing Live . If you were at the BETT show last week you will have seen us give a brief demo of WorldWide Telescope. This is an awesome free application from Microsoft that utilises images from space telescopes like Hubble...
  • Blog Post: Free Stuff From Microsoft #10 – Bing Maps

    Bing Maps, the successor to Multimap, is a powerful tool that does a lot more than locate places or calculate routes and mileage. The ways you can view the maps varies – for example, there are detailed road maps for Greater London and there are Ordnance Survey versions which are easy to share with a...
  • Blog Post: Free stuff from Microsoft #4 – Photosynth

    Photosynth describes itself as a powerful set of tools for capturing and viewing the world in 3D . Take a load of photos of a scene, from many different angles and many perspectives. Upload them to the site and it will ‘stitch’ them together to create a 3D visualisation. The site has some...
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