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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: Explore point of view through aerial photography

    In this lesson, students are introduced to the idea of point of view through aerial photography. They will write a story about what the character Amelia the Pigeon would see if she flew over their school or home. Objectives Students will be introduced to aerial photography and the idea of different points...
  • 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: Lesson plans: Calculating profits from selling virtual lemonade

    You can introduce or augment technology skills with our lesson plans for teachers. They’re ready to use as they are, or you can customise them to fit your specific teaching and learning goals. In this lesson, students set up a virtual lemonade stand and decide how many cups of lemonade to prepare, which...
  • 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: 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: BETT 2010 Press Release – Teachers Video Competition

    It wouldn’t be the first day of BETT without a press release or two, so let’s get the ball rolling… Kristen Weatherby, who runs our Partners in Learning project in the UK, and is also responsible for our Teachers blog , was pretty pleased this morning to announce our competition for teachers. It’s...
  • 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: 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: Free download of AutoCollage for teachers

    Another way for you to help teachers in your school – and it’s another free download. AutoCollage is a picture editing tool with a big difference – it works out what to do with your pictures, so that you don’t have to. You point it towards a folder of pictures, and it analyses the contents, using...
  • 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: Avoiding being PowerPointless

    The title is a reminder for me, not you! It is amazing the number of times I see PowerPoint being used badly – especially in long and dull meetings – but a school visit normally perks me up, because I often see it being used by a teacher in the way it was probably intended – to be an aide to good communication...
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: One-derful

    Not sure if I can get away with such a corny title but, hey, I’m trying to unleash my creativity for the summer holidays I’m a fan of OneNote , but I know that it’s relatively undiscovered by teachers and students. It is included in the version of Office Home & Student that’s sold through retailers...
  • Blog Post: Free Office 2007 classroom posters

    I bet you can’t wait until the end of term…because either you’ll be getting a well earned rest, or because you’re itching to get your next IT project started, once all of the teachers and students have stopped using your network. I’ve been working in education ICT...
  • Blog Post: Where does being an "Innovative Teacher" get you?

    Teachers who join the Innovative Teachers Network never know what might be the outcome of taking part in a professional development programme. They can guarantee a transformation in the way they use technology in the classroom, but not many could have imagined sharing their work with Bill Gates himself...
  • Blog Post: But apart from that, what have Microsoft done for us?

    This might only make sense, if you read yesterday's post , because I'm going to continue the theme. All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have th e Romans ever done for us? Here's another...
  • Blog Post: More free training materials and resources for teachers

    As part of the Partners in Learning programme, we develop training and curriculum materials for teachers, which are then made available free of charge. It includes a range of professional development resources, curriculum and learning materials designed to support teachers in developing further skills...
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