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  • Blog Post: BYOD: School Discussion Paper

    Written by our colleagues in Australia, this discussion paper examines potential deployment models from teaching, learning and IT management perspectives with a view helping institutions to realise their 1:1 learning objectives. Some of the references are specific to the Australian market, but this paper...
  • Blog Post: Window Store Apps: A deployment guide for education (Windows 8.1 Update)

    The Windows 8.1 operating system builds on the feature and capabilities in Windows 8. One prominent feature is the Windows Store apps. Educational institutions can purchase or create apps for Windows 8.1 that use the new Windows user interface (UI). But Windows Store apps can raise certain questions...
  • Blog Post: Using 1:1 to Unlock Learning: Teacher Professional Development

    Excerpt from ‘ Using 1:1 to Unlock Learning’ This is the most important but often the most over looked aspect of any 1:1 initiative or technology deployment designed to change culture and teaching methodology. By creating a policy related to continuous teacher professional development and writing it...
  • Blog Post: Tablets in Education: Responsible Use as part of a 1:1 Learning Project

    Excerpt from ‘Using 1:1 to Unlock Learning’ Your school should already have a policy on ICT acceptable and responsible use. However, with the introduction of 1:1 it is very likely that you will need to up-date or adapt your policy. You need to be very clear about what is and what is not acceptable on...
  • Blog Post: Tablets in Education: Why is 1:1 the best ratio?

    Excerpt from ‘Using 1:1 to Unlock Learning’ It might surprise you to find out that actually it is not the best ratio all of the time. But, 1:1 will be the best ratio some of the time. In terms of the question, “What is the best ratio?”, there is no easy answer to this. It really depends on what it is...
  • Blog Post: Computer Science in the National Curriculum: Program or be Programmed

    What is Computer Science and what's happening in the National Curriculum? Our approach to computers and how we use them in our daily lives is changing, and I'm not only referring to the advancement of the technology itself but our thought process behind how a computer or programme really functions. Computer...
  • Blog Post: Tablets in Education: Devices in Education eBook (Updated)

    Following on from the launch of our Devices in Education eBook last year, we have just created an update to the eBook that covers some of the new devices that we feel are great for an education audience. The updated eBook showcases devices such as the Dell Venue 8 Pro and the Surface 2 and can be viewed...
  • Blog Post: Tablets in Education: Williston Northampton School chooses Surface Pro to bring down the walls of their classrooms and make Anytime, Anywhere Learning a reality (video)

    The Williston Northampton School in Massachusetts is home to 80 Middle School students and 450 Upper School students coming from 27 states in the US and 27 countries. A couple years ago, they started envisioning what a 1:1 computing program would look like for their school – but could not find...
  • Blog Post: Tablets in Education: Deploying Windows RT 8.1

    Surface and similar Windows RT 8.1 devices are great for students and educators: They are ultraportable, sturdy, and inexpensive. Students can use Windows RT devices to watch videos, write reports, and collaborate on group projects. Surface even has a built-in kickstand and integrated keyboard, allowing...
  • 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: Reaction to iPads at Shireland Collegiate Academy

    Guest post from Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft Education Blogs. We’ve all bought, or been given, stuff that’s disappointed us. Sometimes it’s the fault of the stuff, often it’s down to us for not being clear about whether it will do what we want. Here, for instance, is a sixth...
  • Blog Post: Devices in education - Which one is right for you? (new eBook)

    The search for the right device for both yourself and your school can be challenging. What type of device will I get? What do all the specs mean? Which device will best cater for my needs? The problem is, with the broad collection of form factors now available, and the vast price range, there is no ...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 tablets in education at Saltash.net Community School

    Guest post by our freelance education writer, Gerald Haigh One of my missions at BETT 2013 was to find out how people were using Windows 8,  Windows 8 devices and tablets in education. So when I bumped into a party of people from Saltash.net Community School and picked up the news that they were...
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