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  • Blog Post: Partners in Learning at the Festival of Education

    I wanted to share with you the thoughts of my colleague at Microsoft , Ellie Jones , who accompanied us to a great event last weekend, The Festival of Education. It’s the time of year where with the summer sunshine (well some), the festival season is upon us. Ok, so I wasn’t showing...
  • Blog Post: Once Upon a Time

    This is the first blog post from the newest addition to the Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Team, so please welcome Jan Webb . She will be supporting us in delivering the Partners in Learning programmes in the UK whilst Kristen is on maternity leave. I will let Jan tell you more. It's world book...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Innovative Schools Programme – Application Process Launches Today!

    At a time of enormous change in the UK’s education systems, Microsoft is launching the first ever UK Innovative Schools Programme, bringing together a community of schools to work together and learn from each other and from education experts around the world for one year. WHY APPLY?? Through...
  • Blog Post: UK Partners in Learning YouTube Channel launched

    Over the past year, the work we have undertaken with teachers and schools has resulted in us creating and collecting a plethora of video resources. We wanted to make sure that we are able share these with as many of you as possible. So we have created our very own YouTube Channel. The UK Partners in...
  • Blog Post: Transforming teaching and learning - a teacher's experience of the Partners in Learning Network

    Alessio Bernardelli teaches in Croesyceiliog School in Cwmbran, Wales, in this blog post he describes his journey with the Innovative Teachers Network programme, how it has transformed his teaching and his views on education as he has developed his own professional learning network. These are his...
  • Blog Post: Bringing the Partners in Learning Network to your SharePoint site

    Back last year we announced the release of the first web part that let you ‘plug’ in the Innovative Teachers Network to your SharePoint learning environment. There have been a number of developments and significant changes, especially to the Innovative Teachers site, now the Partners in Learning Network...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2010 - a New Years resolution you can keep

    One of my new Year’s resolution is to get fit again; I suspect many of you have a similar resolution. Well, it's not going to be workout videos for me. No, I’m going to endure the annual marathon that is the 2010 BETT show. If last year's event is anything to go by, I should lose loads of weight, or...
  • Blog Post: Visiting our Innovative Schools in Scotland

    Stuart and I haven’t had a moment to relax since our very successful Innovative Teachers Forum last week. Last Friday, I ran a workshop at a school in Lewisham for school and local authority leaders going through BSF or other significant school transformation projects. And at the crack of dawn (actually...
  • Blog Post: The Partners in Learning Network – a whole new way to access Innovative Teachers

    A new name, a whole new sleek look and a whole new direction. We're talking about the launch of our new Partners in Learning Network . Like all new things it will take a little getting used to. Think of it as like getting a new pair of shoes: they need breaking in and you may get a blister or two, but...
  • Blog Post: UK Teachers get worldwide recognition at Innovative Education Forum!

    We’re all finally back from Brazil, after an exhausting and very rewarding week. Our week ended on Friday with the event’s gala dinner and teacher awards. Before and after dinner, we were treated to a performance by the local Salvador youth orchestra. The orchestra has brought together some of the less...
  • Blog Post: Postcard from Brasil – and a gift for you

    After many hours of travel, Stuart and I, our innovative Teachers Ollie and Mandeep and our new Innovative Schools from Scotland arrived in beautiful Salvador, Brasil. We were particularly excited about this year’s Innovative Education Forum, as it combines the best teachers from around the world, sharing...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Making your life a little easier - the ITN Web part

    We have been talking to schools and teachers all over England, Scotland and Wales about the Innovative Teachers Netwo rk . We've been recruiting new members and working with teachers and partners to start new communities and post new content that we hope will be useful to all of you when you're teaching...
  • Blog Post: Personalising learning - Enquiring Minds

    Hardly a day goes by anymore when I don't hear or read something about personalising learning or putting pupils at the centre of their learning. If I had a Euro for every person who uses these buzzwords without having a clue as to what they mean, I'd be a wealthy lady (notice that I'm asking for Euros...
  • Blog Post: Am I socially network inept or just ‘Billy No Mates’?

    There are certain social protocols that we naturally adopt, such as body language, eye contact, personal space and appropriate conversation. I am the shy and retiring type and I think I am only now getting comfortable in a wide variety of social situations. But I think I am again experiencing that adolescent...
  • Blog Post: One week to go

    There are only 7 days left before the closing date for submissions for the Microsoft UK Innovative Teachers Forum . If you were thinking of submitting a Virtual Classroom Tour (VCT) yourself or know of a teacher whose work in the classroom deserves recognition. Then this is the week when you need to...
  • Blog Post: Digital Literacy – Look North of the Border

    In my  post BETT trauma, I completely forgot to mention what my fellow Celts, north of Hadrian’s Wall have achieved with the Digital Literacy. The Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum is directly mapped into the National Curriculum in Scotland. It is also built into a National Progression Award...
  • Blog Post: England gets new a coach!

    This isn't actually about football,but it made you look, didn't it? Now that we have your attention, think about this. Have you ever had a question about how to use a piece of technology in school? Have you ever tried to look online for a really great technology-rich learning activity to use with...
  • Blog Post: Far Eastenders or the Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum in Hong Kong

    As mentioned, next week we will be blogging ‘live’, (well, almost) from the Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum in Hong Kong. Kristen and I will be accompanied by Peter Carney and Dan Roberts whom, Kristen spoke about in her last two blog posts. They have the hardest job at the event, as they will be...
  • Blog Post: Lessons from an Innovative Teacher, Part 2

    Last week I shared with you the award-winning lesson from Peter Carney of Bowring Community Sports College in Knowsley, whom Microsoft is bringing to Hong Kong to participate in our Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum. You'll hear more from Peter when we're in Hong Kong the first week of November. ...
  • Blog Post: Lesson ideas from an Innovative Teacher, Part 1

    Stuart and I have been talking about the teachers we work with all over the UK ( here ), including those who create Virtual Classroom Tours (explained here ) and travel with us to Innovative Teachers Forums around the world (described here ). We're about to embark on the grand-daddy of all Innovative...
  • Blog Post: Your own personal librarian

    If you have a question about something related to your teaching, where you go to get the answer? Or, if one of your students, your head teacher, or a fellow teacher asks you a question that you don't know the answer to, what do you do about it? Chances are, you head to a search engine, type in the...
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