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The Flipped Classroom, Is it really a new idea?
Guest Post by Education Writer Gerald Haigh ‘Flipped Learning’, or ‘Flipped Classroom’ is a teaching method that involves giving students the content of a future lesson for homework, then consolidating the learning in class. It started, so far as I can tell, in American colleges, with academics posting...
28 Nov 2013
Windows 8 Devices in Education: Acer Aspire S7 Review
The Aspire S7 is an ultra-thin, ultra-light premium ultrabook from the folks at Acer. This touch based device comes in white, with a super durable gorilla glass lid, and offers an amazing Windows 8.1 experience for those students, IT pro's and school/college/university leaders looking for a premium device...
31 Oct 2013
Devices in Education: Lenovo Yoga vs. iPad
New video showcasing the awesome new Lenovo Yoga device, the perfect choice for the back to school season. Play games, access your files anywhere, do two things at once side-by-side and catch up with family and friends, all on a single device. Have fun and get your homework done with a Windows 8 tablet...
30 Aug 2013
Devices in Education: Educators
Any educator requires a PC to enable them to prepare, teach and communicate within their school, college or university. They use their devices for a diverse range of activities, from electronic grade records, to communicating with students, parents and other educators, to designing lesson and assignment...
22 Aug 2013
Devices in Education: Secondary
Following on from yesterday’s post focussed on Primary learners, we are now going to shift our attention to the devices best suited for secondary age students. A secondary school student needs their device to be quick and powerful to allow them to research and create content using many different tools...
20 Aug 2013
Devices in Education: Primary
For day one of our focus on devices in education, we are going to take a look at those devices that are best suited for primary age learners. Immersive and interactive, touch based experiences, are particularly well suited for primary school age learners and devices that help enable these experiences...
19 Aug 2013
Digital literacy and computer programming in the classroom sessions, live Hackathon and more from Stone at Bett 2013
Guest post by Stone , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners It’s that time of year again! We’re really excited to host on our all-new spacious 255 sqm stand C70 at Bett 2013 . This year, we’re doing things a little differently. Gone are the boring ‘suits’, in are innovative teachers and those involved...
17 Jan 2013
Acer’s digital classroom and mobility at school
The Digital Classroom Framework Acer’s goal is to provide the education environment with the digital framework to enable a new way of interaction and exploration. Digital learning refers to creating real-world 21st-century learning environments that break through conventional barriers - an approach that...
19 Dec 2012
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
Shape the Future at Victoria Park Primary Academy
Guest post by Gerald Haigh It was really good to be at Shireland Collegiate Academy for the UK launch of Microsoft’s Shape the Future project earlier in November. Katie Hook has already very efficiently described the event here , but that gives me the opportunity to say a little about what was happening...
22 Nov 2012
Surface reviews from IT education staff
Following the recent release of Microsoft Surface, we were really keen to find out how Surface is working out in an education environment. We interviewed Ian Mills from Bolton Metropolitan Council and Mike Richardson from Stockton Borough Council. Both these guys work in local authority roles that support...
13 Nov 2012
The issue has always been the cost. Until now… Shape the Future launches TODAY
Many schools are already seeing the beneﬁts of 1:1 learning. Personalising and tailoring education through the use of ICT supports students in working at their own pace, increasing motivation and improving attainment, regardless of challenges such as language or ability. A PriceWaterhouse Coopers report...
5 Nov 2012
Windows RT or Windows 8 devices for your school?
Guest post by Sean O’Shea With the upcoming Windows 8 launch happening tomorrow (Friday 26th October), I recently did a keynote speech at an event with one of our partners. We had a great turn out including head teachers, deputy head teachers and ICT leads from primary and secondary schools. It was overwhelming...
25 Oct 2012
New Lenovo Windows 8 tablets and laptops
Originally posted by Ray Fleming A month ago I wrote about a dozen new Windows 8 devices – laptops, tablets and All-In-Ones running Windows 8 and Windows RT – that were being previewed before the big day on 26th October when Windows 8 is officially released. It means that as a education...
11 Oct 2012
Cool new devices for schools at CES
Originally posted on Anthony Salcito’s Education Insights Blog . I’m back in the office after a quick trip to Las Vegas for CES . I love to walk the show floor each year to see all the new gadgets, not just because it’s fun to tinker with new technology, but because I like to get a first look at the...
23 Jan 2012
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