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  • Blog Post: MOS UK Finals this Wednesday - second group of qualifiers announced

    Proficiency in ICT is a skill-set that permeates into the way students work, elevating their ability and progress in many other subjects, and the importance of 21 century skills in the workplace and the emphasis placed on them by employers is increasingly apparent. Recently we shared the story of a student...
  • Blog Post: What hidden gems are already lurking in your Office 365 Suite?

    The following is a guest post from Gerald Haigh . Say ‘hidden gem’, and I think of a lonely beach in Scotland where I flew kites with my daughters many years ago, or that amazing Yorkshire pub where my late mother loved to go for lunch. So when my Microsoft Education friends talk of their...
  • Blog Post: The customisable ribbon in Excel (Office 2010)

    This is a master stroke. Everyone uses Word, Excel, et al in their own way. Some barely touch the commands, but may dip in and out of the most advanced functions in the programs – the kind of things that wouldn't make it in to the tabs, but are vital to the way you work. Now you can create your own tabs...
  • Blog Post: Lesson plans: Calculating profits from selling virtual lemonade

    You can introduce or augment technology skills with our lesson plans for teachers. They’re ready to use as they are, or you can customise them to fit your specific teaching and learning goals. In this lesson, students set up a virtual lemonade stand and decide how many cups of lemonade to prepare, which...
  • Blog Post: Yes, it is possible to create nice looking spreadsheets

    by Diego M. Oppenheimer For the last couple years I’ve been meaning to pull together some of the tips that I’ve learned working on the Excel team about how to make nice looking spreadsheets. Well, last week, Rob Collie (a previous Excel Program Manager, and now CTO at Pivotstream and author of PowerPivotPro...
  • Blog Post: Exclusive Interview with Rebecca Rickwood, Microsoft Excel 2007 World Champion!

    Being able to see how Microsoft solutions and products can actually make an impact in either the classroom, a group of people or in this instance an individual is the part of my role that I love the most as I can see how young people use it and use it to develop their own skills. Many of you may have...
  • Blog Post: Some major historical events reimaged with Office 2010 – some Friday fun

    Here’s some Friday fun for you. My colleague Rich Lane, Account Technology Strategist, came across these short films  (whilst actually searching for something else and shared it with the team.) I loved them so much, I wanted to share them with you.   The Wright Brothers   Houston and Apollo...
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