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  • Blog Post: OneNote for Students – Getting the most out of OneNote [Interactive Tutorial]

    Creating notes during classes, or researching a topic for a project or assignment will often involve having to gather information from a variety of sources and in a number of different formats. Thanks to OneNote, students are able to easily collate, organise, annotate, link, share and protect their work...
  • Blog Post: MIEE TV – Expert Educators using Office 365 in the classroom

    This weeks MIEE TV blog is all about Office 365 in the classroom. Say 'Office 365' to a lot of people, and they immediately just think 'Word, Excel and PowerPoint'. Well, while these commonly used applications (and so many more) are indeed found within the Office suite, Office 365 is much more about...
  • Blog Post: OneNote for Students – Working faster with OneNote [Interactive Tutorial]

    It may sound cliché, but all students are individuals. No matter what age they are, whether they are at primary schools, sixth form college or university, they will each have their own ways of note taking and studying that work for them. Being able to enjoy the flexibility of creating and organising...
  • Blog Post: MIEE TV: Global Enterprise Challenge in the Classroom

    For this week’s MIEE TV blog post, we are going to look at a theme we touched upon last week in our regular blog updates, and that is Project Based Learning. For those of you who follow @ukedchat on Twitter and regularly participate in the hour long live discussions (every Thursday at 8pm - #ukedchat...
  • Blog Post: GUEST POST: Surface 3 in education – a student’s view

    Contained within last week’s blog post announcing the 10% educational discount on the Surface 3 , was a case-study video shot at Wymondham High Academy , all about the effects of such a device on the day to day endeavours of a student. Harry Traynor, a Microsoft Global Ambassador and student at...
  • Blog Post: Prime Minister David Cameron visits Microsoft Global Showcase School Sandymoor

    With less than two weeks to go until polling stations all over the United Kingdom open their doors to voters in what is being described as the most tightly run election in a generation, incumbent MPs and those looking to oust them from their seats are hitting the campaign trail in a final push to win...
  • Blog Post: MIEE TV – Expert Educators using Office Mix in the Classroom

    Last week we shone the spotlight on one of the newest Microsoft technologies, and looked at how our Expert Educators are using Sway in the classroom . There were some fantastic examples of how this new creative medium is being used to engage and inspire students on a variety of subjects. Today, we’re...
  • 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: Sandymoor School using Office 365 to create an ‘Anytime, anywhere collaborative space for learning'

    The following is a guest post from Gerald Haigh . In the Spring of this year I visited Sandymoor Free School in Runcorn and wrote a blog about their commitment to Office 365 as what principal Andrew Howard described as an ‘ Anytime, anywhere collaborative space for learning ’. Recently...
  • Blog Post: Unlimited OneDrive storage now available for free to all Office 365 subscribers

    Following last week’s blog post detailing the new version of Outlook for Mac , we have more good news for teachers and students using Office 365. OneDrive and OneDrive for Business now offer unlimited storage , which comes at no additional cost to Office 365 subscribers. At school, college or...
  • Blog Post: Automating the creation of SharePoint Resources

    The following is a guest post from Richard Young , Director of Digital Learning at Wood Green School Witney, a comprehensive school 10 miles west of Oxford. Wood Green use Salamander Active Directory and Salamander SharePoint for automatic maintenance of Active Directory accounts and SharePoint sites...
  • Blog Post: New version of Outlook for Mac available to students, as well as complimentary Office 365

    Mac users running Microsoft Outlook will be pleased to hear that we recently released a new version of Outlook for Mac , delivering improved performance and reliability, coupled with a fresh look and feel that is unmistakably Microsoft Office. Compared to previous versions, this latest update gives...
  • 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 announces Office for ipad

    Microsoft is devoted to providing the tools which enable people from all walks of life to work anywhere and on any device. The ever increasing portfolio of Windows based devices available lay testament to that and with over a billion users of Microsoft Office globally we are now delighted to share that...
  • Blog Post: Transformation at St Birinus - Part one, The Push for change

    Guest post by education writer Gerald Haigh A large and successful secondary school for boys sets out to use technology to further improve its strong record of student attainment. Working in a strategic partnership with consultancy 3E, and managed ICT services specialist Civica, the school is developing...
  • Blog Post: T&L e-zine: Become an Office 365 expert with the Offperts

    We thought it would be a nice idea to produce weekly ‘Microsoft Teaching & Learning’ e-zines (online newsletters). The series will feature some great examples of how our Microsoft Innovative Educators and Microsoft Showcase Schools are using technology in the classroom. Hopefully, these...
  • Blog Post: Let the techies do the tech. You, with your colleagues, are leaders of learning

    Guest Post by Education Writer Gerald Haigh It’s clear that because Office 365, cloud-based, is licensed free to education, many more school leaders are going to be attracted by rich possibilities that they may previously have thought unaffordable. The savings on servers and maintenance alone can run...
  • Blog Post: The Flipped Classroom, Is it really a new idea?

    Guest Post by Education Writer Gerald Haigh ‘Flipped Learning’, or ‘Flipped Classroom’ is a teaching method that involves giving students the content of a future lesson for homework, then consolidating the learning in class. It started, so far as I can tell, in American colleges, with academics posting...
  • Blog Post: Connecting SkyDrive with Office 365 for education

    As schools and other education customers move to Office 365 for education in Australia ( more info here ), it provides another piece in the jigsaw puzzle of your technology infrastructure. Office 365 for education provides email, Lync communications, Office Web Apps and SharePoint in the Cloud, giving...
  • Blog Post: How to enrol for Office 365 for education step by step

    The anticipated wait is over and Office 365 for education is now available. So how can you get started using Office 365 in your school, college or university? Below you can find a detailed guide of how to sign up for your 30 day free trial of Office 365 for education. Increase productivity in your education...
  • Blog Post: Plans and pricing for Office 365 for education

    With Microsoft Office 365, students and educators can work in real time on assignments and group projects, easily share information and view and edit documents in a browser or in Office. If your school is thinking of migrating to Office 365, here’s some details on the pricing. How to get started: Sign...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Office 365 for education

    Starting today, Microsoft Office 365 for education is available , providing the world’s best productivity, communications and collaboration experiences to schools at no cost. “ The cloud and online learning are key trends transforming education today. Office 365 for education delivers a holistic collaboration...
  • Blog Post: A day in the life of a student

    Following on from our day in the life of a teacher post last week, here’s a nice infographic showing the student experience of working with Microsoft Office 365 versus using Google apps . Whether you are a school’s IT leader, an educator, a parent, or someone who values learning, you know students and...
  • Blog Post: Cloud for education: Live@edu and Office 365 for education

    Originally posted by Ray Fleming There’s recently been a lot of discussion within education about different models of ICT services. Individual universities have tended to use a mix of services provided on-premise and cloud-based services . And newer models of teaching and learning have accelerated the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 365 vs Google Apps

    You may be considering a cloud-based solution to save costs and increase efficiency in your school, college or university. There are lots of factors to take into account when moving to a cloud solution in your institution, from security and compliance to access and support for users. This is a...
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