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  • Blog Post: Another great example of technology used in the classroom

    Monkseaton High School have very recently made a film that they could use for to show students, parents, prospective parents and students  examples of how technology is used in a 21st century school, in particular Kodu and Mouse Mischief in the classroom. This example will show just how easy technology...
  • Blog Post: Spaced Learning Toolkit – How memories are made

    If you were anything like me at school, trying to remember everything I was taught in my lessons, permanently, in hope that I would then pass my exams could sometimes prove to be a bit of a nightmare.  A last minute scrabble through my text books as I was entering an exam room to remember Boyle...
  • 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: Planning your days at BETT 2010 – the Microsoft Theatre schedule

    Nothing like taking things right up to the wire – and this year we’ve excelled ourselves in making last minute changes to our BETT stand, in order to find a way to fit in all of the latest news onto our stand and into our theatre. But as the fitters start building the stand down at Olympia, we’ve realised...
  • Blog Post: Monkseaton High School – using OneNote to build a Connected Learning Community

    Following on from the Sunday Times article last week , and my post about the written case study three weeks ago, I’ve now also got a copy of the video that was made a few weeks ago. Monkseaton High School and OneNote This video explains some of the background to the Sunday Times story, and you can hear...
  • Blog Post: Monkseaton High School making news again – pupils learning at home

    Two weeks ago, I wrote about their new case study that Monkseaton High School had produced with us, and yesterday I opened up the Sunday Times and saw them again, on page 5 , under the headline School’s out as pupils learn at home on ‘Facebook’ site It’s got to be the most unusual way I’ve heard...
  • Blog Post: Monkseaton High School's story of innovation

    During BETT week in January quite a few colleagues from the worldwide education team visited the UK. After BETT was over, whilst some came on a roadtrip with us ( see the stories from the trip ), others headed off to individual schools. Jeff Daniels, who’s our ‘Worldwide Industry Manager for Schools...
  • Blog Post: Spaced Learning – the Sunday Telegraph gets all positive about education

    I’m so used to reading negative press reporting on education - especially now that the national papers all read the TES on a Friday, to see what newsworthy cases of disrepute are up in front of the General Teaching Council – which then make it into Saturday’s papers. So it was a surprise to open the...
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