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  • Blog Post: SQA launches new PC Passport qualification alongside MOS Scotland Championship in partnership with Prodigy Learning

    Digital skills that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional academic subjects and permeate further into the way candidates work on all levels are increasingly sought after by employers. Schools need to find a balance between ensuring that all areas of the curriculum are covered, and blending into...
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorial Will Inspire Students to Learn Computer Science Skills

    The following post first appeared on the Microsoft in Education blog on Monday November 16th --- New Resources for Educators and School Leaders Available Today By Anthony Salcito, vice president, Microsoft Education To the community of 100 million players around the world, Minecraft represents...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft delivers new school supplies for class this year

    The following post originally appeared as a cross-post on the Microsoft in Education Blog and the Official Microsoft Blog . --- Microsoft delivers new school supplies for class this year By Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education. The stores are chock-full of school supplies,...
  • Blog Post: 6 Ways Microsoft technology helps foster creativity and critical thinking skills

    The following is a repost from the main Microsoft in Education blog. ----- 6 Ways Microsoft technology helps foster creativity and critical thinking skills More and more classrooms are doing away with traditional teaching strategies and are emphasizing nurturing students' self-expression and...
  • Blog Post: By the Numbers: Microsoft’s Impact on Education [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The following is a re-post from the global Microsoft in Education blog : By the Numbers: Microsoft's Impact on Education From teachers and school leaders to governments and communities around the globe, a massive effort is underway to modernize and transform education. This transformation is...
  • Blog Post: Work towards M.Ed qualifications through Microsoft, Tablet Academy and Lamar University global partnership

    Microsoft has recently announced a global partnership with Lamar University, the largest teacher training University in the United States, in order for teachers world-wide to gain post-graduate academic recognition for their participation in continued personal development courses provided by Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Baby Steps into the Cloud: ICT as a service for education

    The education team are busy working on a number of new eBooks that will be launched on this blog over the next couple of months. Keep an eye on our Twitter account ( Microsoft_ed_uk ) to be one of the first to know when they are available. In the meantime, though, we thought you might find one of...
  • Blog Post: One-derful

    Not sure if I can get away with such a corny title but, hey, I’m trying to unleash my creativity for the summer holidays I’m a fan of OneNote , but I know that it’s relatively undiscovered by teachers and students. It is included in the version of Office Home & Student that’s sold through retailers...
  • Blog Post: Partners in Learning 2007 Progress Report

    The Partners in Learning (PiL) programme from Microsoft has been running for 5 years now (and 3 years in the UK), and has supported a wide range of educational projects in conjunction with government and educational agencies worldwide. In the UK, we've been working with organisations including the TDA...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark - Free software for your students

    I guess this will be pretty big news on the Internet. And if I've timed this right - and you're reading this just after I've blogged it - then you're one of the first to find out. We have launched a programme called " Microsoft DreamSpark ", which allows university and college students to download...
  • Blog Post: Partners in Learning programme relaunched

    For the last 5 years we have been running a programme, called Partners in Learning, to extend and expand the development of learning, and especially the ways that ICT can support learning in schools. Globally this programme has invested £125 million into projects run in partnership with governments,...
  • Blog Post: What are 21st Century Skills?

    A colleague and I were engaged in a debate recently, in a team meeting, when we were discussing plans for BETT 2008. For the show we've added three themes to Microsoft's "Realising Potential" message. Those three themes are: Raising Standards Personalising Learning 21st Century Skills ...
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