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  • Blog Post: Office 365 for education: Teaching in the Cloud ‘How to’ tutorials for SharePoint

    Partner image above from Novotronix Work better together! We are really excited that Microsoft Office 365 is available for FREE for education. Office 365 will help transform the way students and educators work in real time on assignments and group projects. Easily share information, view and edit...
  • Blog Post: Earn Microsoft badges for teacher and school leader professional development

    We believe in anytime, anywhere learning. We also believe your achievements should be recognised so that you can share your accomplishments and knowledge with your colleagues and communities. That’s why the Partners in Learning Network awards badges for the skills and knowledge that are learned and shared...
  • Blog Post: Lesson plan: Create a timeline of famous scientific experiments

    In this lesson, students work alone or in groups to research the history of science and the experimental method in science by investigating the most significant scientific experiments conducted from ancient times to the present. Objectives Students will gain a broad understanding of the history of science...
  • Blog Post: Get creative in your school with Learning Suite

    Learning Suite is a set of education of tools that can be used to assist exciting and innovative teaching ideas. Learning Suite software is free to download for schools and teachers. Here’s how you can get creative with some of the Learning Suite apps. Divide the class into small groups and assign a...
  • Blog Post: Helping educators use technology in learning: new Partners in Learning Teaching with Technology Curriculum

    Educators who want to progress their skills in the use of technology in learning can be assisted with the new Partners in Learning Teaching with Technology Curriculum . What is it? The new Partners in Learning Teaching with Technology Curriculum helps educators develop competencies in the use of...
  • Blog Post: Valuable education technology information and resources via our social media channels

    Whether you’re a teacher, IT Manager or an Education Professional, following our social media channels is an easy way to keep up with what’s going on in the technology and education sector. By following us you can also learn about valuable tools, technologies and resources for your institution...
  • Blog Post: New Computer Science GCSE will teach students to develop gaming, web and mobile apps

    Great news for education professionals and students - AQA have announced details about the new GCSE Computer Science. The unique curriculum includes some exciting advances, such as development of mobile apps and web technologies, as well as learning computing theory and essential programming skills....
  • Blog Post: Learning and Sharing in Manchester - the Innovative Teacher MEETing - 29th Nov 2010

    Kristen and Stuart, who run the UK Partners In Learning programme, are hosting the Innovative Education Forum in Manchester on November 30th. It’s a free event with a great line-up of inspirational talks including Sugata Mitra and Michael Furdyk. However, I know that it’s not easy getting...
  • Blog Post: The UK Microsoft Innovative Education Forum–30th November

    I want to let you know about the Innovative Education Forum in Manchester on 30th November. Last year was the first chance I’d had to attend one, and I came away buzzing with new ideas. If there’s a teacher in your school that is an advocate for ICT, then lobbying the head for them to be given the chance...
  • Blog Post: Summer Camp 2010 – Teachers learning from Teachers

    One of the best events Kristen and Stuart (who are the Microsoft UK Partners in Learning team) ran last year was the Summer Camp, where teachers created resources for teachers, the results of which can be found here . Due to popular demand we are running the event again this year, and we are making it...
  • Blog Post: Do Network Managers and Teachers have to clash?

    I’ve asked Gerald Haigh, a freelance journalist and author of a number of educational leadership books, to take some time out to share his thoughts on some of the topical education issues you’ll have seen on this blog or elsewhere. This week, he’s been thinking about some research...
  • Blog Post: Network Managers and Teachers have a relationship problem

    We’re thinking about how our activities online (like this blog, our other education blogs , the Partners in Learning Network , and the main Microsoft UK Education website ) can be developed to support schools more – and meet the needs of different people within a school. Within our small team we’ve got...
  • Blog Post: A new way to add interactivity and quizzes to PowerPoint presentations

    A few years ago I bought a keypad set so that I could create polls and quizzes in PowerPoint. But over time, I drifted away from using them, as it became increasingly difficult to set them up. But I’ve come across something that might well re-ignite my interest in doing talks and presentations with interactive...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 4 – Switch your communications

    Part four of the series of Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips for schools , based on my BETT 2010 presentation. So far, the first three money savings tips could save a secondary school over £100,000 over three years (and a primary school £20-£25,000). And this tip doesn’t shirk at saving money either, but...
  • Blog Post: Kristen and Stuart get an EduBlog nomination for Teaching Ideas and Resources blog

    Talk about hiding your light under a bush . I’ve just found out, through reading the pages of EduBlog awards site, that our Teaching Ideas and Resources blog , written by Kristen and Stuart, has been shortlisted in the “ Best elearning/corporate education blog 2009 ” category. If you’re not sending staff...
  • Blog Post: Are teachers really losing confidence with ICT?

    Earlier in the year, BESA reported that teachers confidence with using ICT had fallen by 10%. Which sounds dramatic, and was described by some writers as ‘alarming’. But is it? Well, here’s the data for the last 11 years – from research done by the old DfES until 2004, and data from BESA from 2002...
  • Blog Post: Free staff training – the UK Innovative Teachers Forum

    Kristen and Stuart, who run our Partners in Learning programme, spend their time helping teachers to get most effective use from ICT in their classroom. They have found that one of the most effective ways to help teachers is to give them time to share experiences with other teachers, learn from innovators...
  • Blog Post: The Innovative Teachers Network is nominated in the BETT Awards

    Yesterday, I learnt that the Innovative Teachers Network has been nominated and reached the shortlist for the BETT Awards 2010 *. Of course, this is great news, and especially for Kristen Weatherby and Stuart Ball who have spent the last two years getting the website going, and building the community...
  • Blog Post: Using Office in the classroom – Free Learning Essentials download

    Today we are hosting a regular meeting of a small group of schools who are innovative users of SharePoint and the Learning Gateway. As part of the agenda, we’ve been joined by some of our colleagues from the worldwide Education Products Group, and are talking about some of the future developments specifically...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Making your teacher’s lives a little easier - the neat web part

    You probably know that the UK Education team have a number of different blogs (I’ll share a bit more detail later, but the list includes blogs for teachers , universities , colleges , live@edu users , and Chris Poole, our BSF Business Manager is taking his first tentative steps on his new “ Where is...
  • Blog Post: Taking a road trip

    Yesterday we were out and about on a West Midlands road trip with a gaggle of colleagues from the global education team. The aim of the trip was to see some of the things that are happening in UK schools, to inform our future directions and policies. It was a little bit like a school trip, as I checked...
  • Blog Post: Innovative Schools – what do they do differently?

    Last week, we announced the availability of the Innovative Schools video case studies . Although they were on the web earlier in the year, we weren’t ready to tell everybody about them until we’d completed all of the work on the website. But now, that’s been done, so I can tell you all about what’s there...
  • Blog Post: At last, a blog for teachers

    When I sit down and write for this blog, I’m aware that I’m really writing for people who are “in the know” in some way or another. As a reader, you probably are enthusiastic about ICT, and it’s probably in your job description somewhere (or everywhere?). And so I can make certain assumptions about what...
  • 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...
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