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It’s great to be back with another collection of Teaching & Learning e-zines for 2014! We have had such positive feedback from the previous posts that the e-zines will be published TWICE a week from now on. Tuesday’s e-zine  will feature guest posts from our Innovative Schools/Teachers and Thursday’s post will be dedicated to all things Office 365 in the Classroom.  

In today’s e-zine hear from Microsoft Innovative Educator Charlotte Beckhurst, from Hartsbrook E_Act School. Originally posted on ChicMeek                                                 
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Want to see how Windows 8 apps can support Blooms Taxonomy in the classroom? Then look no further.

In light of it being the new year and with a whole many more exciting Windows 8 apps on the scene, it is about time that there was something which clearly organised them into how they can be used in the classroom, depending on what you want your children or students to be learning. I am not claiming to be inventing the wheel here, instead I have taken a great diagram that illustrates Blooms Taxonomy and adapted it for Windows 8. It is a work in progress so take a look, see what you think and send me feedback on @CharBeckhurst There’s plenty more apps to be had.

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Educator Spotlight: Charlotte Beckhurst

Getting App HAPPy in the classroom #Win8

This week was a busy one what with Windows in the Classroom training as well as a trip to Havering HSIS (Hsis) with Rob Cox, from Toshiba, to promote CPD courses on Windows 8 and Office 365 in the classroom.

Staff at Hartsbrook School learnt how to navigate their way around the Windows 8 platform effectively picking up some new shortcuts along the way. Sharing ideas for practise, exploring the effective use of ICT in teaching and learning,  as well as having a discussion on teaching with technology versus teaching through technology, staff were then able to research the range of Windows 8 apps available and come up with innovative and creative ways to use them in the classroom. In a week’s time, the staff will be submitting their plans fully trialled and evaluated to share with everyone at Hartsbrook E-ACT Free School. In addition these plans will be available to educators locally, nationally and globally on the Partners in Learning network. I look forward to cross-promoting some of their ideas on my blog too so keep your eye out for future posts.

Check out Charlotte’s interview on Anthony Salcito’s Daily Edventures

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