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  • Blog Post: New Resources for Educators and School Leaders Available Today

    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: Student Survival Tips from Cortana

    As students all over the country are returning to college and university, the pressures upon self-reliance and organisation will be slowly but surely cranking up as the work continues to flow steadily their way, and deadlines that seemed far away begin to loom ever closer on the horizon. For older students...
  • 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: OneNote for Students - Collaborating in the classroom with a OneNote Class Notebook [Interactive Tutorial]

    The need for collaboration and communication between and among students and teachers is a high priority within education, and having the appropriate technology to seamlessly blend this in to day-to-day teaching and learning is key. In recent weeks we’ve been exploring some of the interactive...
  • Blog Post: OneNote for Students – Getting the most out of OneNote [Interactive Tutorial]

    Creating notes during classes, or researching a topic for a project or assignment will often involve having to gather information from a variety of sources and in a number of different formats. Thanks to OneNote, students are able to easily collate, organise, annotate, link, share and protect their work...
  • Blog Post: OneNote for Students – Working faster with OneNote [Interactive Tutorial]

    It may sound cliché, but all students are individuals. No matter what age they are, whether they are at primary schools, sixth form college or university, they will each have their own ways of note taking and studying that work for them. Being able to enjoy the flexibility of creating and organising...
  • Blog Post: Sharing Revision Hacks with King’s College, London

    We recently headed to King’s College, London to showcase free Office 365 to students in final preparations for their summer exams. Throughout the day we helped students understand the real benefits of using the latest Office applications during what can be a stressful period of the academic year...
  • Blog Post: GUEST POST: Surface 3 in education – a student’s view

    Contained within last week’s blog post announcing the 10% educational discount on the Surface 3 , was a case-study video shot at Wymondham High Academy , all about the effects of such a device on the day to day endeavours of a student. Harry Traynor, a Microsoft Global Ambassador and student at...
  • 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: OneNote in HE: the Dissertation!

    This is a guest post from Hélène Fyffe , an undergraduate starting her final year at Edinburgh Napier University , having spent a year on placement with Microsoft UK Education as part of her course. -- Having recently spent a brilliant year doing a one year placement with Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: How entrepreneurial are your students? Get Started @ Future Decoded

    Have your students got an idea to build an app or game but don’t know how to get started? Microsoft are making it easier than ever for entrepreneurs and students to build out their dreams in the cloud. Come to Get Started@ Future Decoded on 12th Nov to find out how to get free cloud services, tools,...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Supports the iDEA Programme in Partnership with the Duke of York

    Getting young people into the digital industry and entrepreneurship Microsoft Ventures in the UK recently announced a new partnership with the Nominet Trust and the Duke of York to help support the iDEA Programme , which aims to support more than one million young people to pursue their own ideas...
  • Blog Post: Surface RT– Academic Offer

                                            Students with a valid academic email address can now save 10% when they purchase any Surface RT device through Microsoft Store! The offer is available for students...
  • Blog Post: Exciting Learning: Interactive Lectures

    Based on a guest post from Daniel Boris, student at University of Sussex. “Technology allows students to become much more engaged in constructing their own knowledge, and cognitive studies show that ability is key to learning success.” - Susan Henderson, Vice-President of Institutional...
  • Blog Post: Student-Developed Windows Phone Apps

    The Underground app is all about student developers and the great experiences they create for Windows Phone. If you don’t know about this app yet – we will fill you in. The Underground app was created to feature apps and games developed by students. Support your peers, learn from them and join the student...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft IT Academy in Schools, Colleges and Universities

    The Microsoft IT Academy Program can provide benefits to all parts of a school or college. Here are a few of the core functions and the potential benefits that will be most relevant. Here is a set of current questions which the UK Academic and Education teams have received: The Head of School · I need...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup worldwide finals 2012

    This weekend, students from 75 countries have been competing at the Imagine Cup worldwide finals – each team aiming to win in the finals tomorrow. It's a massive event – hundreds of students showcasing their technology innovations and ideas for making the world a better place. Sadly, the Australian Team...
  • Blog Post: Improved communication in education with Microsoft Lync 2010

    With any luck we will soon be into summer, when we can (normally!) rely on good weather conditions for travel into school and work. But winter 2012 again saw more extreme weather conditions. These continued to increase school closure days and education institutions suffered the effects from unforeseen...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark for students – here’s what you can do

    Imagine you want to build your own house; you’ve managed to acquire your piece of land, got your planning permission and grabbed a few raw materials. Now, do you grab your trowel and bricks cementing away with just a vague idea of what you want your finished house to look like? Of course you wouldn’t...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark – your questions answered

    Since its introduction in 2001, students and educators around the world have utilised DreamSpark to support and advance their learning and skills through technical design, technology, maths, science and engineering activities. This software equips them with the tools they need to succeed during their...
  • Blog Post: What is DreamSpark?

    DreamSpark is a platform that offers free software and tools to support students - it’s the place to get all our developer and designer tools for free. In this video, students, lecturers and IT Professionals explain what DreamSpark is and how it can be used. What is DreamSpark?
  • Blog Post: The new RM Slate PC

    I was away at the end of last week, so I didn't see that details on RM's upcoming slate PC had made their way onto their website . Called the RM Slate, it does exactly what you'd expect - a fully functioning PC running Windows, in the style of a pad/tablet/slate device. You can read more details on Merlin...
  • Blog Post: How do I get a job at Microsoft?

    You may not be surprised to learn that it’s a frequent question that I get asked. And in the summer holidays I know that people’s thoughts often turn to their future, so I thought it was time to share the answer more widely. The answer is partially straightforward – you watch http://careers.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 for students – via the Ultimate Steal

    Each year we run a special offer (called The Ultimate Steal ) on Microsoft Office, only for Higher & Further education students and staff who have a .ac.uk email address. It allows them to buy the software directly from Microsoft, and make a big saving on the equivalent retail price. As we get closer...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Steal – Office 2007 which magically turns into Office 2010

    Hopefully, you already know about The Ultimate Steal , which is our special student offer on Office 2007. It allows your students to buy Office 2007 Ultimate for just £38.95. And because it is the Ultimate edition, they will get absolutely the whole Office suite in one neat package*. So students can...
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