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  • Blog Post: Cost saving with MultiPoint Server and solar energy at Cadoxton Primary School

    It’s not often that we write blog posts around MultiPoint Server and how it is implemented in the classroom, especially ones that then link into solar energy, using very low energy to then enhance the use of ICT and save money. Cadoxton Primary School   in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan has done exactly...
  • Blog Post: Steps to the Cloud with RM

      Chris Munday, Head of Proposition Development, RM   has written a guest post on his thoughts on the benefits of Cloud and which steps to take to get there, of which will be further discussed at BETT   When you think about what Cloud computing can offer within education, the possibilities...
  • Blog Post: Social Media...in Education

    As always, Microsoft education team like to share some of the great projects our partners have developed. In a fast growing internet world, what actions can teachers take to ensure their students stay safe whilst learning? We asked Ergo Computing to share their thoughts on how to get around how students...
  • Blog Post: How exceptional leadership can bring out the best in technology

    Isobel Bryce, head of Saltash.net Community School was just one of the impressive educators who spoke at the 2011 The Sunday Times Festival of Education in June. She talked about technology, and was instrumental in adding the “.net” to her school’s name soon after she arrived there in 2003. Isobel spoke...
  • Blog Post: Kodu – bringing fun to learning in the classroom

    Have you tried Kodu yet? If you’re one of the many who’s always looking for ways to take ICT learners further along the creative road that leads to programming then you should, because it’s designed to do exactly that. “…a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games – accessible...
  • Blog Post: Some simple guidelines on moving to the cloud

    As more and more schools will be making the change and moving towards cloud technologies over the coming months, Microsoft want to ensure that our customers have the full support and any issues or queries during this transition. Planning, implementing and obtaining the right skills to ensure that this...
  • Blog Post: See Stephen Heppell using the Learning Gateway at Parklands Primary School, 8th March 2011

    Educational guru and LP+ Chairman Stephen Heppell will be presenting at Parklands Primary School , Northamptonshire on 8th March 2011 to demonstrate the future of online learning and how ICT and VLE’s can transform learning and parental engagement. School leaders, teachers and students will talk about...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft ‘Certification Revolution’ gathers momentum…..

    Hundreds of Schools throughout the UK are successfully integrating Microsoft Certification in to their ICT curriculum. New OCR accreditation, GCSE mapping, online examination, League Table Points and the revolutionary Unlimited Certification License make Microsoft Certification a better option when compared...
  • Blog Post: London Grid for Learning to migrate 2200 to faster broadband connections with Virgin Media

    Last week, Mark Reynolds, Schools Business Manager, Microsoft,  attended the launch of ‘’London Grid for Learning 2.0’’ to gain an understanding of the new contract between them and Virgin Media Business. The London Grid for Learning has been serving London schools for over 10 years. Yes, they’re...
  • Blog Post: ICT and saving money, 10th February 2011. West Hatch High School show you how

    Education ICT – The Future Developing ICT in education and cost saving  were a couple of the hot topics presented at the recent BETT show at the Olympia, London which are now featuring in schools across the UK and are fast becoming part of the education future. One of Microsoft’s success stories...
  • Blog Post: EduGeek ICT webinar, Wednesday 26th January 2011

    EduGeek and Microsoft will be hosting a live webinar presenting on how to cut your schools spend using ICT solutions. If you have time and would like to understand more, you can register your attendance here
  • Blog Post: Cost saving with ICT

    As budgets decrease schools are looking at innovative ways to cut costs and save money using ICT.  Check out  how from the two infographics presenting key industry statistics and Microsoft information on the Future Workforce research. Cost of ICT in Education Access to ICT in Education
  • Blog Post: The Oxfordshire ICT Schools Annual Schools Conference 2010

    Last week I spoke with Mark Reynolds, our Schools Business Manager, at the Oxfordshire ICT Conference for schools. Unlike some of these kind of events, they had a large and growing audience, partly through extending the invitation to school governors too. It meant that there was quite a mixed audience...
  • Blog Post: Find out more about Microsoft System Center for Education - an upcoming Live Meeting webinar

    Richard Lane, who is the UK education team's resident techie is getting the bit between his teeth and running an increasing number of Live Meetings. As soon as we're sure there's enough demand, then we'll start to schedule a specific day and time each month, so that you can put them in your diary, and...
  • Blog Post: The best way to save schools money?

    Identifying ways that you can contribute to budget savings in your school is important to me. Which is why I've written 35 separate ICT Money Saving articles on this blog. The definitive article, Top ICT Money Saving Tips , identifies a series of strategies to save a secondary school up to £350...
  • Blog Post: Getting started on cost saving–a practical seminar at Microsoft from Dimension Data

    Dimension Data are running an event here at Microsoft HQ on 3rd November, which will provide practical steps to saving money with ICT. So the budget cuts have arrived – and it appears that for the moment, the biggest cuts are in schools’ capital budgets. Firstly we saw the Harnessing Technology...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 deployment advice for school network managers

    Sometimes we publish so much information on a subject, in so many different places, that it’s tricky to find the wood from the trees – and that problem is as big for me as it is for people outside of Microsoft. So I’m always happy to find a resource where somebody applies an editorial approach – making...
  • Blog Post: Freebie time - Desktop Virtualisation for dummies booklet

    Let’s start by getting the jokes out of the way. Yes, the ‘…for Dummies’ books are my kind of books. And, No, that’s not me on the front cover. Now, that’s over with… I’ve got my hands on 30 copies of the ‘Desktop Virtualisation for Dummies’ booklet to give away. And, let’s face it, desktop virtualisation...
  • Blog Post: The TES goes all ICT today - and drives the cost saving agenda

    It’s not often that the TES reports on ICT – apart from a couple of pages tucked away towards the back of the magazine. But today they’ve splashed articles about ICT on the front page of the main newspaper and on the front page of the magazine. Unfortunately, in keeping with ‘good news is no news’, you...
  • Blog Post: What happens now that BSF has gone–the Rotherham story

    Well you can be sure that up and down the country, the question “ What do we do now? ” has been asked in lots of schools and local authorities since the DfE announced the end of the BSF programme. I’ve heard lots of different opinions on the future in the last two weeks ( and have even seen some people...
  • Blog Post: Harnessing Technology Grant – kicking a grant while it’s down

    A few weeks ago, on 18th June, the Government cut the Harnessing Technology Grant, in order to find capital funds to start Free Schools. I wrote a blog post at the time to summarise the information . Well, they’ve done it again – this time, when they announced the cancellation of the BSF...
  • Blog Post: Harnessing Technology Grant–an update

    Last Friday, when the government announced the creation of Free Schools , they also announced that some of the capital funding for them would come out of this year’s Harnessing Technology Grant for schools and local authorities. Cutting ICT grants to fund Free Schools led to a certain amount of commentary...
  • Blog Post: One third of head teachers don’t know how much they spend on ICT

    Continuing my “Things I Learned This Week” series – this week, Part Eight This week I’ve been continuing my reading of the Harnessing Technology survey from Becta . Buried deep in the data tables, and summarised on the analytical report, is some interesting information about...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Webinar - Simplifying Windows 7 Migration

    My colleagues in the Government team are running a series of Live Meetings (webinars) together with our partners that demonstrate how new technology can deliver genuine cost-savings and improve the efficiency of public service delivery. This week, it’s all about Windows 7 migration, then next week they...
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