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  • Blog Post: Photosynth for Windows Phone

    Last year we wrote a case study about how Wootton Bassett School in Wiltshire ran an exhibition of students’ work in their Design, Art and Technology Show, and had used Microsoft Photosynth and the free Image Composite Editor to create a virtual exhibition of students’ work on the web. We're pleased...
  • 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: How do you showcase students’ work to a much wider, perhaps even global, audience?

    Blog post created in association with Steve Gillott , Head of IT at Wootton Bassett School: Wootton Bassett School in Wiltshire run an annual exhibition of students’ work in their Design, Art and Technology Show, and have used Microsoft Photosynth and the free Image Composite Editor to create...
  • Blog Post: Fun, Free Forum – get your free downloads here!

    I woke up this morning and immediately the first thing I thought was, I did order the lunch didn’t I? I hope so otherwise I have a lot of hungry teachers, head teachers and IT network managers at Microsoft Campus today! So today was our ‘’Fun, Free Forum’’ at our offices in Thames Valley Park. A day...
  • Blog Post: The BETT Futures Presentation

    For three days now at BETT 2011 I've been presenting with a colleague, Mark Stewart, about some of the websites and products that students use in their social lives, and talking about how they could also be useful for teachers and schools. As it has been such a busy week, I've not had chance to get this...
  • Blog Post: Using interactive maps in history–the Battle of Britain

    In August, I wrote about using DeepZoom photograph technology to explore historical maps and Churchill . Well, after the success of those, the developers ( Shoothill ) have created an interactive guide to The Battle of Britain resource, on MSN – with another TimeMap, allowing you to view today’s satellite...
  • Blog Post: Free Microsoft software for schools, from the Fun and Free Friday event

    Today, we had a fantastic day at the office, when we hosted the “ Fun, Free Friday for Schools ”. Just over 100 schools attended, and we had an absolutely packed agenda, as we demonstrated lots of the free Microsoft software available for schools to use. All of the links to the various...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps grows

    On a regular basis, the Bing team are adding more to the Bing Maps site. And the nice thing is that you can see see it all growing on the Bing Maps beta website . Yesterday, I was looking up Culford School, in Suffolk, on the map – to show somebody why their cross-country route never leaves the school...
  • Blog Post: Photosynths made at points in history

    Having lived through BETT last week, I had to relive it again this morning when Mark A’Bear showed me his Photosynth of the BETT stand . He’d snapped 278 photos of Olympia, and Photosynth had them stitched them together into an explorable photo model. It’s just like being there – but without the noise...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Home Learning Package for Home Access

    Keeping up on the Home Access Programme ? Am I making sense so far? Wondering what’s next? Asking what exactly we’re going to do about it? Wonder no longer! Along with a number of other companies, we’ve been involved in the Ministerial Task Force for the Home Access Programme over the last year and a...
  • Blog Post: What Photosynths would help your teaching?

    How about something to help your teaching colleagues. Now that you know what Photosynth can do, are there any places that you’d really like a Photosynth of, to use in a lesson? I’m currently sitting at a desk between the marketing managers for Health and Government, and I’d be happy to ask them to get...
  • Blog Post: Creating my first Photosynth

    Today, I’m in London, and inspired by Alan’s IT Suite Photosynth yesterday, I thought I’d have a go. And I am astounded at how easy it turned out to be. I took my photos of Westminster Cathedral , which is right outside of our office. Just before you say “But that’s not Westminster”, then re-read the...
  • Blog Post: Getting all Synthy in Essex

    Alan Richards sent me the link to his Photosynth, taken in one of the IT suites at his school - West Hatch High School in Essex. For being the first to tackle my competition , he wins the first goody bag. There’s another goody bag waiting for the best entry by the end of the month. Two things I noticed...
  • Blog Post: Exploring photos in 3D

    How do you keep one step ahead of your students? When they are used to living in a multimedia rich world, are you finding it increasingly difficult to grab them and engage them? I know that I find my own children don’t want to sit through a 300 photograph slide show any more….but I’ve found a way to...
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