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  • Blog Post: T&L e-zine: Going from Sir to Dad – device decisions affect parents too!

    Microsoft Teaching & Learning e-zines (online newsletters) feature some great examples of how our Microsoft Innovative Educators and Microsoft Showcase Schools are using technology in the classroom. Hopefully, these little T&L snippets will inspire a little innovation in your own classrooms....
  • Blog Post: Step by Step Teachers Guide to Using Miracast in the Classroom

    Blog Post by Kevin Sait, Head of IT Strategy at Wymondham High Academy Trust I have been asked frequently to demonstrate how Miracast works on the Microsoft Surface, in the classroom, so I thought I would take the opportunity to show how easy it is to connect a device which supports Miracast to a...
  • Blog Post: Free Surface Devices for the first 300 institutions attending Tablets for Schools Conference.

    We’ve promoted this great conference before but were now thrilled to announce that Microsoft Education UK will be giving away 300 surface devices to schools at the conference. On Monday 9 th December 2013 Tablets for Schools will be holding their first conference at the QEII in Westminster . The focus...
  • Blog Post: What if you could click something else into your Surface?

    What if you could click something else into your Surface? In early September, the Surface team visited the Art Centre College of Design and posed this questions to a group of 11 students. The code name for these attachments is blades. Here is what they came up with… We would love to hear your thoughts...
  • Blog Post: A day in the life of a teacher on Windows 8

    7.30am Lucy, a modern foreign languages teacher, leaves for work. Her school is only 30 minutes away, however, this morning there has been an accident on the motorway and ten minutes after leaving home she is stuck in traffic. Half an hour passes and she has moved no more than 50 yards. Accepting that...
  • Blog Post: Academic pricing on Surface RT

    Microsoft is pleased to offer special pricing on Surface RT directly to schools and universities for a limited time between 19th June 2013 and 31st August 2013. Our mission in education is to help schools and universities, students and educators realise their full potential. One way we do this is by...
  • Blog Post: Surface RT– Academic Offer

                                            Students with a valid academic email address can now save 10% when they purchase any Surface RT device through Microsoft Store! The offer is available for students...
  • Blog Post: Buying Surface through commercial order

    With the recent release of the Surface Pro , and just over 6 months since the launch of the RT device , we hope you’ve had a good chance to get your hands on one and have a play. If, like us, you love the Surface and want to get a device, accessories or after-market service plans for your...
  • Blog Post: LapSafe at Bett 2013: A day in the life with Windows 8 and Surface tablet

    Guest post by LapSafe , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners    Tablet computers are fast becoming the mobile technology of choice for schools, due to their flexibility, long battery life and complete mobility. Tablets such as the new Microsoft Surface have opened up the door to new possibilities...
  • Blog Post: Win a Surface, Xbox and more prizes at Bett 2013 by entering our Treasure Trail competition

    It’s simple, all you need to do is visit all of our participating Bett 2013 partners with one of our handouts (available at the show from our stands D270 and E270 or any Microsoft staff member), and get each partner to stamp their allocated partner boxes on the flyer. Once you have had this stamped...
  • Blog Post: Surface reviews from IT education staff

    Following the recent release of Microsoft Surface, we were really keen to find out how Surface is working out in an education environment. We interviewed Ian Mills from Bolton Metropolitan Council and Mike Richardson from Stockton Borough Council. Both these guys work in local authority roles that support...
  • Blog Post: Exciting times ahead with the announcement of Microsoft Surface

    Midnight last night, the announcement made by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in LA that Microsoft are releasing our very own devises for Windows 8, the amazing looking Surface – a new family of computing devices. Surface with Windows 8 will offer some exciting opportunities for education, and already...
  • Blog Post: Shireland Collegiate Academy uses online learning tools to support education

    Shireland Collegiate Academy in Smethwick is taking advantage of the opportunities provided by e-learning to improve the education of its pupils. Lord Jim Knight went to see the facility alongside Doug Brown, director of global advisory organisation Step A International, in order to find out the ways...
  • Blog Post: A little link love for Valentine’s day

    Merlin John, who’s editor of the NCSL Futures website (and used to be editor of the TES Online supplement), also runs MerlinJohn Online – a good website to keep up-to-date with education ICT news. One of the writers is Jonathan Boyle, a deputy head teacher, and to fit in with the Valentine’s Day theme...
  • Blog Post: The Internet isn’t working

    My favourite humbug phrase is “ The Internet is down ”. It’s a phrase people use, but it winds me up. Somebody walks in and says “ The Internet is down ” or “ The Internet isn’t working ”. I ask you? Like 3 billion nodes, millions of switches/hubs/routers, thousands of undersea cables. They’re broken...
  • 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: BETT is just around the corner…

    Only two days until BETT, and it’s currently all-hands-on-deck to get everything ready for the opening day of the show. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that 80% of the people that come through the doors visit the Microsoft stand – which makes us the busiest stand at the show. And so everything...
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