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  • Blog Post: Apps in Education: Physamajig for Windows 8

    Physamajig is a great Windows 8 app for secondary school age students that combines gaming and physics into a fun and engaging package. The app is free, although you can pay to strip out the ads, and offers students a unique way to understand the core concepts of physics in an interesting and enjoyable...
  • 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: Let the techies do the tech. You, with your colleagues, are leaders of learning

    Guest Post by Education Writer Gerald Haigh It’s clear that because Office 365, cloud-based, is licensed free to education, many more school leaders are going to be attracted by rich possibilities that they may previously have thought unaffordable. The savings on servers and maintenance alone can run...
  • Blog Post: The Flipped Classroom, Is it really a new idea?

    Guest Post by Education Writer Gerald Haigh ‘Flipped Learning’, or ‘Flipped Classroom’ is a teaching method that involves giving students the content of a future lesson for homework, then consolidating the learning in class. It started, so far as I can tell, in American colleges, with academics posting...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade your Windows and get a new view on your world! (Guest Post)

    Guest post By Alan Richards, Senior Consultant at Foundation SP and SharePoint MVP. This time last year the computing worlds view of Microsoft Windows changed forever, Windows 8 changed the way we interact with not only our PC’s but also our laptops, phones and tablet devices. Windows 8 was not only...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 via DreamSpark.com

    Originally posted by Lee Stott, Microsoft UK Faculty Connection DreamSpark subscribers can download Visual Studio FREE of Charge from either their Institutional DreamSpark ELMS store or direct from DreamSpark.com . Visual Studio 2013 is the best tool for developers and teams to build and deliver modern...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 in Education: Windows for the ways we learn (New Infographic)

    It only seems like yesterday that we ran our Windows 8 in Education launch event with our friends at QPR Football Club and Lenovo. Fast forward almost a year, and here we are today announcing the global availability of Windows 8.1. Time definitely flies! Windows 8.1 brings a variety of new features and...
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