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  • Blog Post: Lessons from the media: Monty the Penguin

    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. As stated in my post last week, I'm going to dedicate a series of blogs to illuminating...
  • Blog Post: Sandymoor School using Office 365 to create an ‘Anytime, anywhere collaborative space for learning'

    The following is a guest post from Gerald Haigh . In the Spring of this year I visited Sandymoor Free School in Runcorn and wrote a blog about their commitment to Office 365 as what principal Andrew Howard described as an ‘ Anytime, anywhere collaborative space for learning ’. Recently...
  • Blog Post: Unlimited OneDrive storage now available for free to all Office 365 subscribers

    Following last week’s blog post detailing the new version of Outlook for Mac , we have more good news for teachers and students using Office 365. OneDrive and OneDrive for Business now offer unlimited storage , which comes at no additional cost to Office 365 subscribers. At school, college or...
  • Blog Post: Automating the creation of SharePoint Resources

    The following is a guest post from Richard Young , Director of Digital Learning at Wood Green School Witney, a comprehensive school 10 miles west of Oxford. Wood Green use Salamander Active Directory and Salamander SharePoint for automatic maintenance of Active Directory accounts and SharePoint sites...
  • Blog Post: How Remembrance Day Can Bring Your Teaching To Life

    Two academic subjects taught at all levels of education that share more than the odd similarity are History and English literature. Diaries written centuries ago are not seen purely as items of historical record, but also as literary works of significance in their own right. Celebrated playwrights and...
  • Blog Post: Hour of Code - offering teachers free resources to allow students to learn basic coding skills

    Last year, over 100 organisations joined forces to launch the largest education event in history: the Hour of Code . Digital skills are set to add £3bn to the economy in the next five years, and it is important that the next generation doesn’t miss out on the potential the digital world...
  • 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: Join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage

    Since the recent announcement introducing Student Advantage almost a fortnight ago we’ve been inundated with questions. I’m super excited at the response to the news. As a result, we’d like you to join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage at midday (GMT) on 31/10 on Twitter. Live Q&A We’ll...
  • Blog Post: Reaction to iPads at Shireland Collegiate Academy

    Guest post from Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft Education Blogs. We’ve all bought, or been given, stuff that’s disappointed us. Sometimes it’s the fault of the stuff, often it’s down to us for not being clear about whether it will do what we want. Here, for instance, is a sixth...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Apprentice

    For 16-19 year olds figuring out your next steps can be somewhat overwhelming. With an ever increasing number of education and work based learning routes being put forward to students, deciding on the best pathway requires much thought. As well as choosing courses that they’re most likely to enjoy over...
  • Blog Post: What if you could click something else into your Surface?

    What if you could click something else into your Surface? In early September, the Surface team visited the Art Centre College of Design and posed this questions to a group of 11 students. The code name for these attachments is blades. Here is what they came up with… We would love to hear your thoughts...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education: Shared Calendars

    Guest post by Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the education series of blogs. Summer Term 2012, and your year eleven groups were on study leave. They were mainly a diligent, hard-working lot, and you smile when you think of them. So keen were they, in fact, that some of them couldn’t keep away...
  • Blog Post: Partners in Learning 10th year anniversary Ed Talk (video)

    On the 10th September, 2013, Microsoft celebrated the 10-year anniversary of our flagship education program, Partners in Learning (PiL). Anthony Salcito, Craig Mundie, James Bernard, and Brad Smith gathered for a special "ED Talk -- Expanding the Power of Learning" global celebration. The full...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Deployment to PCs: A Guide to Education

    Deploying the Windows 8 operating system in an educational environment can be an easy process when properly planned. Educational institutions have requirements (such as classroom and computer labs) that make them unique, but you can deploy Windows 8 in multiple ways, depending on the needs of the environment...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Deployment Planning: A Guide for Education

    The first in a week long series of blog posts to share a range of Windows 8 for education deployment guides. Covering everything from PC, App and Windows To Go deployment, this series of eBooks offers a practical set of tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Windows 8, and more. Our first guide...
  • Blog Post: Back to School with OneNote

    Originally posted on the OneNote Blog . As a college student, Liz Scoble loved using OneNote to keep all of her class notes organized and stay on top of her daily to-do's. She recently joined the OneNote team after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis. Here, Liz shares her favourite OneNote...
  • Blog Post: Bishop of Rochester Academy: Windows 8

    Guest post from Nexus Associates . Like it or not, ICT is now an essential part of every-day life and it is incumbent upon every school to prepare their students for their eventual transition to on-going learning environments or for real life expectations within the work place. It is therefore vitally...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release (Free eBook)

    Originally posted on the Microsoft Press Blog . We’re very excited to announce another free eBook offering from Microsoft Press. Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release (ISBN 9780735682931), by Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Server Team, introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario...
  • Blog Post: The Start of my Office 365 Education Journey

    Guest post from Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft Education series of blogs. One of the first things I did when I decided to learn more about the capabilities of Office 365 Education was to have a meeting with Alex Pearce of BFC Networks . Alex is always good value – generous with...
  • Blog Post: Thinkspace: Helping to inspire the next Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg's

    Guest blog post from Thinkspace Co-Founder, James Anderson. My name is James Anderson and I am a 16 year old student at Devonport High School for Boys . I spend most of my free time developing websites, apps and more. In January, I was speaking with a few friends discussing how we could encourage...
  • Blog Post: 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:
  • Blog Post: How to use Microsoft Research AutoCollage in the classroom

    A short video in which Jane Miller, a Windows 8 in education trainer, explains the features and benefits of Microsoft Research AutoCollage for Windows 8. For additional Windows 8 tips, check out the PiL Network at www.pil-network.com
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark at the University of Chester

    Great video featuring students and lecturers from the University of Chester discussing what DreamSpark means to them and how it’s used within the university to help students improve their skills and demonstrate their practical experience to employers. Check out the full video below.
  • Blog Post: Devices in Education: Senior Managers and IT Professionals

    In our final day of Devices in Education themed posts, we are going to look at the devices best suited for IT Pro’s and Senior Management working within schools, colleges and universities. It may seem strange for us to group senior managers and IT pros into one section, but there is reason behind the...
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