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Worldreader mobile app and thousands of free books now available through Windows Store!
Andrew Robertson - EDU
A recent study by UNESCO found that 250 million children of primary school age lack basic reading and writing skills. One of the factors contributing to this alarming statistic is that they simply do not have access to text. The report also highlighted opportunities to advance literacy and learning in...
12 Nov 2014
Never Miss A Deadline Again! Student Planner App Automatically Adds Important Information To Your Diary
Andrew Robertson - EDU
One area of our company you may not have heard about before is the Microsoft Garage . And no, it’s not where we park our cars each day…! The Microsoft Garage is a community of interns, employees, and teams from everywhere in the company who come together to turn their wild ideas into...
11 Nov 2014
Windows 8 Apps in the Classroom (video)
Hear from educators and partners, such as Brain Pop and McGraw Hill, about how Windows 8 Apps are helping to enhance teaching and learning and create new opportunities for learners to engage with relevant and interactive content. Check out the video below:
3 Sep 2013
Windows 8 apps for education: iCell
iCell is an exciting new way to teach biology, giving students an interactive, 3D view inside a cells. The database of information which can be searched in iCell includes examples of three types of cells: animal, plant, and bacteria. The app can show students the finer details of cell structure, creating...
6 Jun 2013
Windows 8 apps for education: Travel
One of my favourite apps for Windows 8 is the travel app, powered by Bing, which allows you virtually travel the world and explore over 2000 destinations through photos and panoramas. A great way to learn about culture, food, people and natural wonders from across the world, this app would complement...
5 Jun 2013
App week: Corinth
Earlier this week we showed you Khan Academy , an app which enables students to learn through a library of almost 4000 videos. Today, we’re showing you Corinth , the original interactive education app which lets you discover plant microbiology in a completely new way. This fun yet insightful app allows...
10 May 2013
App week: Khan Academy
This week we’re going to be showing you some of our favourite Windows 8 apps for education. First up is Khan Academy , a great app which gives you free resources to learn almost anything. Perfect for teachers and students alike, the Khan Academy app has a library of over 3800 videos across a vast range...
7 May 2013
The Consumer at Work: Creating the next generation of business
The first 60 years of business software has been focused on making operations more effective and efficient. However, outside work we now possess beautifully designed devices, which are easy to use and run a new generation of user centred software built on internet technologies. These devices and services...
1 May 2013
Windows 8 apps for education at Bett 2013
The Windows 8 Theatre at Bett 2013 (stand E270) will offer bite size chunks of content throughout the day, across all 4 days of the show, to help inspire and inform teachers and IT professionals, alike. These sessions will be delivered by Microsoft staff, Top App partners and our OEM friends. Sessions...
29 Jan 2013
Autology Windows 8 App Launch at Bett 2013
Guest post by Autology , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners Autology World Ltd a UK based E-Learning company specialising in advanced digital education content applications featuring huge libraries of content from leading publishers and media providers. At Bett this year Autology will be launching...
24 Jan 2013
Round-up of Windows 8 in education so far
Guest post from Gerald Haigh . Gerald is a freelance writer who regularly writes for the Microsoft UK education blogs. This term I’ve been looking at the arrival of Windows 8 in education. The story for most institutions, as you’d expect, is that it’s early days. As 2012 comes to an end, a school, typically...
17 Dec 2012
How students can build a Windows Phone app in 30 days
The Generation App website, from the Windows Phone team, is a really well structured guide to developing apps for the Windows Phone. And ‘well structured’ means that it talks you through a 30-day plan to design, build, test, distribute and monetize applications for Windows Phone – and connects to all...
3 Jul 2012
Understanding the costs of Google Apps
You may be considering adopting Google Apps in your school, college or university to balance the requirements of your messaging and collaboration infrastructure. On the surface, Google Apps may seem like acceptable replacements for products such as Microsoft Exchange Server or Microsoft Office . But...
24 Apr 2012
Interesting Opportunity for Academic App developers to win some great prizes
The Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone is now available as a reward with the Windows Phone UK Developer Reward Programme . By simply joining the UK Developer rewards programme Educators and Students can get rewarded with loads of other fantastic prizes for building Windows Phone App and publishing it on the...
23 Jan 2012
Make Money with Windows Phone
Originally posted on the UK Student Blog . We're going to turn over the blog for another guest blog post - this time we asked people to give us their AppHub success stories, and George rose to the challenge. You can read his post below - and don't forget to submit your apps to the marketplace so that...
30 Nov 2011
Start of a new week: OneNote App's and More!
Happy Monday Folks! Hope you all had a great weekend! Just a quick post to kick-start the week. For those of you using an iPhone, OneNote is now available for IOS. Much like OneNote within the full Office Hub on Windows Phone, the IOS version allows you to create text, voice and picture based notes...
31 Jul 2011
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