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  • Blog Post: Interview with Simon Breakspear on innovative education

    Antony Salcito, Vice President Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector Education, interviews Simon Breakspear, consultant, researcher and acclaimed keynote speaker focusing on innovative education.   To learn more, read www.dailyedventures.com .
  • Blog Post: How best to use technology in schools - from UK school Principal and founder of The Skills Lab

    Without substantial institutional rethinking more students will question what schooling is for.” – UK To Chris Gerry , innovation isn’t about making small changes – it’s about complete systemic alterations that rebuild and redefine learning. In fact, during Gerry’s 18 years as high school principal ...
  • Blog Post: Partner in learning Global Forum, Washington 7th-10th November 2011

    At this year’s PiL Global Forum, over 700 of the most innovative global educators from over 75 countries came together in Washington D.C to share and and celebrate creativity in education. One element of the Forum is to recognize teachers excellence and how by using technology in their teaching and how...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Forum 2011 - Workshops

    The 8th Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Forum is a one-day conference, free of charge to all teachers and educators who wish to attend. The workshops and keynotes this year have a STEM ‘flavour’ and address the theme of ‘Teach more, learn more, inspire more.’ This year the Forum is being held at the...
  • Blog Post: Little Harrowden Primary School–small school, big improvement with technology

    A Northamptonshire primary school reaps the rewards of investing in a whole-school improvement strategy which puts technology at the heart of children’s learning and shows that these 21 st Century approaches are both effective and essential for their children’s future. In the summer of 2008, a new Headteacher...
  • Blog Post: Continue professional development using innovative and cost effective solutions

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in schools for all staff including teachers, teacher assistants, administrators and technical staff is a priority although, how many actually have a dedicated room or area for training with books, hardware and software?  Alan Stevens, Associate Principal...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2011– a roundup of my first experiences

          Wow! After months of planning the Microsoft stand, finding presenters  and schools to share their  success stories, hunting down staff to work on the demo pods and theatre stand and even down to the colour of the Microsoft Education polo shirts, my first BETT (and my first...
  • 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: Sneak peak at the Microsoft stand at BETT 2011

    Firstly, Happy New Year! I hope that your Christmas and New Year celebrations were fun filled, action packed or a chance to unwind and relax before starting a new year and a new term in school. I know many of you will be attending the BETT show 2011 , taking place from Wednesday 12th –Saturday 15th January...
  • Blog Post: Continuing learning when snow closes the school

    Monkseaton High School , Tyne and Wear are one of the many schools across the UK to have been badly hit by the weather. For them it was worse than just another snow day. Their building suffered, resulting in the three of its 100 roof panels becoming distorted - allowing water to come through and damage...
  • Blog Post: Apply to join the Microsoft UK Innovative Schools Programme

    One consistent message that I've been hearing from schools is that training budgets are being cut dramatically, and there are fewer CPD opportunities for teaching staff. And over time this could have an impact on the adoption of ICT in your school - how do you get support and help for teachers in your...
  • Blog Post: Scaling up Innovation

    The Microsoft UK Education team has a dozen people in it (surprised?) who are focused full-time on education – across schools, colleges and universities. Which means that we’re awfully busy and spread across many, many things all the time. But fortunately we have the help of other similar teams around...
  • Blog Post: Free staff training – the UK Innovative Teachers Forum

    Kristen and Stuart, who run our Partners in Learning programme, spend their time helping teachers to get most effective use from ICT in their classroom. They have found that one of the most effective ways to help teachers is to give them time to share experiences with other teachers, learn from innovators...
  • Blog Post: Engaging Parents – Does your school have a good story to tell?

    Last year, we worked with four schools across England to create a series of videos and case studies that described how these schools tackled nine different areas of school reform, such as change management, student experience, learning outcomes, use of ICT, and so forth. And we then made these materials...
  • Blog Post: Taking a road trip

    Yesterday we were out and about on a West Midlands road trip with a gaggle of colleagues from the global education team. The aim of the trip was to see some of the things that are happening in UK schools, to inform our future directions and policies. It was a little bit like a school trip, as I checked...
  • Blog Post: The first day of BETT

    Phew, what a day. 6 months of planning, 90 people to co-ordinate with, and suddenly, it arrived. The first day of BETT. As I mentioned earlier in the week, we had a number of exciting things at the show, including a demonstration of the Surface, and a netbook Wall of Cool. I’ll have a few pictures to...
  • Blog Post: The Rose Review – looking at primary schools differently

    Although it’s officially called the “Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum”, we’ll all call it the Rose Review won’t we? It’s out*, and the media have already started to produce glorious headlines. Whilst The Times goes with a factual “ Primary school children 'should be taught technology, not...
  • Blog Post: TES - again

    They’ve been at it again in the TES – being nice about the things we do, and especially about some of the clever things that schools do with some of the technology we’ve created. Brave New World This week, Saturday morning’s post brought me cheer when they wrote about the Innovative Schools programme...
  • Blog Post: Innovative Schools – the “trailer” video

    Yesterday, I wrote about the Innovative Schools videos – four schools, two hours of video, 187 pages of supporting documentation and hundreds of ideas. The question from day one of the project was “ How do we make this digestible? ”. You know the situation – somebody has a great series of videos, so...
  • Blog Post: Innovative Schools – what do they do differently?

    Last week, we announced the availability of the Innovative Schools video case studies . Although they were on the web earlier in the year, we weren’t ready to tell everybody about them until we’d completed all of the work on the website. But now, that’s been done, so I can tell you all about what’s there...
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