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  • Blog Post: Using DeepZoom to explore Churchill’s past

    On Monday, I wrote about the work that’s been done to create a TimeMap – creating a historical mapping x-ray machine. Shoothill, who did that work, have also been busily working with the Imperial War Museum to create a way for people to easily access the history of Winston Churchill, by combining the...
  • Blog Post: Using technology from today to explore the past

    I’m sure that you’ll have seen Deep Zoom technology in use – either in demonstrations or on websites. It underpins many other applications such as Bing Maps, PhotoSynth and Image Composite Editor. Several schools such as Shireland have used Deep Zoom to organise and present learning resources, whilst...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in Excel 2010

    Part four of our mini series. Each day one of the Education team has made a short video on one of the Office 2010 programmes, explaining new features that might appeal to teachers. On Tuesday, I covered PowerPoint 2010 for teachers (I’m the Education Marketing Manager – which explains why I took so long...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in Word 2010 for teachers

    It’s starting to seem like a soap opera series. I kicked off with the “ What’s new in PowerPoint 2010 for teachers ” video on Tuesday, and then Ben Nunney contributed “ OneNote 2010 for teachers and students ”. Now, for Word 2010, it’s Mark A’Bear’s turn ( those of you who know some of the team will...
  • Blog Post: OneNote 2010 for teachers and students

    As I said yesterday, I’ve roped in a few colleagues to record short demos of the Office 2010 programmes. Ben Nunney pulled out OneNote 2010 from the random draw, and he immediately set off into a curriculum-led world of research and physics. Given that Ben’s an ex-secondary school teacher, I had no doubt...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in PowerPoint 2010 for teachers

    Now that Office 2010 is so close to the release date, I thought it would be a good time to start sharing a little bit more about the improvements and changes that are most relevant to education. Of course, there’s a pile of written fact sheets and guides – which I’ll share soon – but I thought you might...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 – in Tony Hart mode

    This collection of videos is very clever – as you work your way through it, you’ll see that you eventually end up with some screencasts showing particular features of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. But what is riveting on the journey is the way that you navigate your way around the videos – using...
  • Blog Post: Free Event - Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 – 21 Aug 2009

    Although it’s a little bit last minute, I’ve grabbed at the chance to get some of our Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 brains together on Friday 21st August, in our Thames Valley Campus in Reading. It’s August, and I know that it is one of the busiest times for network managers, however you probably...
  • Blog Post: The Internet isn’t working

    My favourite humbug phrase is “ The Internet is down ”. It’s a phrase people use, but it winds me up. Somebody walks in and says “ The Internet is down ” or “ The Internet isn’t working ”. I ask you? Like 3 billion nodes, millions of switches/hubs/routers, thousands of undersea cables. They’re broken...
  • Blog Post: But apart from that, what have Microsoft done for us?

    This might only make sense, if you read yesterday's post , because I'm going to continue the theme. All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have th e Romans ever done for us? Here's another...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Math - fixing panics

    It's a long time since I was in the Maths classroom, but that fear of simultaneous equations can still cause a sensation of panic whenever I think about them. And when I walk into a classroom and see a scientific graphic calculator, it nearly brings me out in a rash. (I have to admit that the Maths curriculum...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Showcase - May 21

    The popularity of Learning Gateway and SharePoint in Education continues, and a growing number of Microsoft Partners now have applications that integrate with SharePoint. In the past year, we've run a series of events to provide a chance for schools to get up to date with new technology changes, On...
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