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  • Blog Post: Gerald Haigh explores the research into the learning effects of Typing vs. Handwriting

    The following is a guest post written by Gerald Haigh . --- Typing or Handwriting? The efficiency of the inking facility now available on Surface, with the brilliant Surface pen, is provoking a revival of the old debate about the relative merits of handwriting and typing. Recent Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Civica Conference March 2015 – a review by Gerald Haigh

    The following is a guest post by Gerald Haigh . Microsoft partner Civica work extensively with schools, developing tailored ICT solutions making full use of Microsoft technologies including Office 365, and so I always look forward to their annual conference. This year they met in Sheffield,...
  • 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: Microsoft Education White Paper - Baby steps into the Cloud

    Gerald Haigh, an education writer and journalist, is also an ex-head teacher and as a result he still has close contacts within many education establishments. It was because of this that we asked him to interview a wide group of people about the use of Cloud services in education, which meant understanding...
  • Blog Post: Can you describe what SharePoint does in one sentence?

      Possibly the most difficult job I get asked to do is to describe SharePoint succinctly. It’s not because I don’t know what SharePoint is, and what it does – in fact, I use it extensively myself for lots of different purposes, and I see it in regular use in schools, colleges and universities. But...
  • Blog Post: Do Network Managers and Teachers have to clash?

    I’ve asked Gerald Haigh, a freelance journalist and author of a number of educational leadership books, to take some time out to share his thoughts on some of the topical education issues you’ll have seen on this blog or elsewhere. This week, he’s been thinking about some research...
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