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  • 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: 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: Free stuff from Microsoft #8 – Worldwide Telescope

    WorldWide Telescope enables you to explore the universe, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world and combining it with 3D navigation. Using images from the likes of NASA and the Hubble telescope, Worldwide Telescope creates an awesome environment to explore...
  • 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: Tune in to Science TV

    ";" mce_src="http://blogs.msdn.com/blogfiles/teachers/WindowsLiveWriter/TuneintoScienceTV_A240/video837c2b7c232f.jpg" galleryimg="no"> Those of you who are old enough may remember school science broadcasts, where you sat with the whole class, (often a number of classes) waiting patiently for...
  • Blog Post: It’s written in the stars – new resources for Worldwide Telescope

    Do you believe in the idea that our futures and personalities are governed by Zodiac star signs. Here is an example, which one of these do you think describes myself and Kristen, are you able to identify our personality traits from just our blog posts? (or even from the occasions where you may have met...
  • Blog Post: Free Resources - Video ideas to help your teaching and learning

    During this Summer, we held a unique event for us, the first Innovative Teachers Summer Camp , where we invited 10 of our innovative teachers to develop some classroom resources. Their task was to begin creating short, 3-5 minute videos, to support teachers and educators in the use of technology in the...
  • Blog Post: The Climate Mystery: It begins!

    It’s official: The Climate Mystery has begun. Check out this trailer for the adventure, and share it with your students! ";" mce_src="http://blogs.msdn.com/blogfiles/teachers/WindowsLiveWriter/TheClimateMysteryItbegins_98BA/video8e9ff1ea4038.jpg" galleryimg="no">
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Planning for Next Year (Post #4): The Climate Mystery

    In May, I blogged about The Climate Mystery , an online game and alternate reality universe where students learn about climate change and issues while they try to save the world from certain disaster. If you want to use this curriculum with your students in September, Microsoft and Congin (the game creators...
  • Blog Post: Planning for Next Year (Post #3): Ideas from the Internet

    Sometimes I don’t know how I ever found any information before the Internet. Granted, you have to know how to sift through all the garbage that’s out there in order to uncover the quality resources that the Internet has to offer. This can be especially difficult in education, as there is an endless number...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Telescope - A Universe of Learning

    Did you know that 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy? It’s also 40 years since man first stepped on the Moon. Because of this, in my recent school visits I’ve seen a lot of teachers undertaking projects based around Earth and space. (Incidentally, as a child of the 1960's, I feel really old...
  • Blog Post: Why did the chickenman cross the road?

    To collect another award of course….. Regular readers of our blog will know all about the Chickenman , aka Dan Roberts . He is one of our most proactive Innovative Teachers and award winners. But he's not just all feathers and eggs; his work is highly motivating for his students bringing Dan a number...
  • Blog Post: Planning ahead for next year – take part in The Climate Mystery

    I know, I know – with the near summer weather we’ve had until recently (at least here in SE England), it’s difficult to think of anything but summer holiday. In this post, however, I’m going to ask you to think past your long-awaited and much-deserved summer holiday to your new school term next autumn...
  • Blog Post: Award Winning Innovative Teachers - Chris Henderson

    Chris Henderson is the final teacher accompanying us to Vienna later this month for the European Innovative Teachers Forum. Chris is from Saltash.net Community School , which you've heard us talk about many, many times at this point. Dan Roberts (aka, the 6-foot chicken), our award winner in Hong Kong...
  • Blog Post: UK Innovative Teachers Forum Awards Winners

    After receiving the highest number of entries ever for a Microsoft Innovative Teachers Forum, I am pleased to announce the 10 Virtual Classroom Tours that will be celebrated at the awards event at Microsoft Ltd headquarters in Reading. The judging proved to be a very difficult and challenging exercise...
  • 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: Any science teachers out there?

    My fellow blogger Stuart was a science teacher, and still talks about things like chaos theory and tarantulas. Even though I taught English and French, I found this quick science resource too fun to keep to myself. A colleague of mine at Microsoft sent around these short video snippets featuring...
  • Blog Post: Who are these Innovative Teachers?

    Luckily they are all around us working away in our school and classrooms, up and down the country in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and in my job I get to meet these people and have the privilege to work with them. I would like to share with you some their work which you can freely download...
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