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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: Stay on top of classes and assignments with myHomework for Windows 8

    I am a big fan of apps that allow me to sync my data across all my devices, and myHomework is a great example of a Windows 8 app that does just that, all within an elegant and clean environment. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the app, myHomework is an awesome cross platform student planner...
  • 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: T&L e-zine: Blooming APPspiration #win8.1

    It’s great to be back with another collection of Teaching & Learning e-zines for 2014! We have had such positive feedback from the previous posts that the e-zines will be published TWICE a week from now on. Tuesday’s e-zine  will feature guest posts from our Innovative Schools/Teachers and Thursday...
  • Blog Post: T&L e-zine: KS1 Journey Around London with Windows 8

    We thought it would be a nice idea to produce weekly ‘Microsoft Teaching & Learning’ e-zines (online newsletters). The series will 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...
  • Blog Post: T&L e-zine: Windows 8 helps deliver core subjects at KS2

    We thought it would be a nice idea to produce weekly ‘Microsoft Teaching & Learning’ e-zines (online newsletters). The series will 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...
  • Blog Post: T&L e-zine: Using Windows 8 in Physical Education

    We thought it would be a nice idea to produce weekly ‘Microsoft Teaching & Learning’ e-zines (online newsletters). The series will feature some great examples of how our Microsoft Innovative Educators and Microsoft Showcase Schools are using technology in the classroom. Hopefully, these...
  • 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 Devices in Education: Acer Aspire S7 Review

    The Aspire S7 is an ultra-thin, ultra-light premium ultrabook from the folks at Acer. This touch based device comes in white, with a super durable gorilla glass lid, and offers an amazing Windows 8.1 experience for those students, IT pro's and school/college/university leaders looking for a premium device...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 in Education: Showcase Video

    Great new video showcasing some of the awesome new features within Windows 8.1 and the wide range of PC’s that they run on. This video is a great complement to the Windows 8.1 in Education Infographic we shared recently. In case you missed it, the full infographic can be viewed/downloaded below. Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Devices in Education: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Review

    The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a unique hybrid device that can be used as both a tablet and traditional laptop. With a vibrant orange colour scheme that really helps make the device stand out, the Yoga 11S offers 4 orientations that provides an ultraportable full Windows 8 experience. With the ability...
  • 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...
  • 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: Windows 8 Deployment Planning: A Guide for Education

    The first in a week long series of blog posts to share a range of Windows 8 for education deployment guides. Covering everything from PC, App and Windows To Go deployment, this series of eBooks offers a practical set of tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Windows 8, and more. Our first guide...
  • Blog Post: Bishop of Rochester Academy: Windows 8

    Guest post from Nexus Associates . Like it or not, ICT is now an essential part of every-day life and it is incumbent upon every school to prepare their students for their eventual transition to on-going learning environments or for real life expectations within the work place. It is therefore vitally...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Apps in the Classroom (video)

    Hear from educators and partners, such as Brain Pop and McGraw Hill, about how Windows 8 Apps are helping to enhance teaching and learning and create new opportunities for learners to engage with relevant and interactive content. Check out the video below:
  • Blog Post: How to use Microsoft Research AutoCollage in the classroom

    A short video in which Jane Miller, a Windows 8 in education trainer, explains the features and benefits of Microsoft Research AutoCollage for Windows 8. For additional Windows 8 tips, check out the PiL Network at www.pil-network.com
  • Blog Post: Devices in Education: Lenovo Yoga vs. iPad

    New video showcasing the awesome new Lenovo Yoga device, the perfect choice for the back to school season. Play games, access your files anywhere, do two things at once side-by-side and catch up with family and friends, all on a single device. Have fun and get your homework done with a Windows 8 tablet...
  • Blog Post: Devices in Education: Senior Managers and IT Professionals

    In our final day of Devices in Education themed posts, we are going to look at the devices best suited for IT Pro’s and Senior Management working within schools, colleges and universities. It may seem strange for us to group senior managers and IT pros into one section, but there is reason behind the...
  • Blog Post: Devices in Education: Educators

    Any educator requires a PC to enable them to prepare, teach and communicate within their school, college or university. They use their devices for a diverse range of activities, from electronic grade records, to communicating with students, parents and other educators, to designing lesson and assignment...
  • Blog Post: Devices in Education: Secondary

    Following on from yesterday’s post focussed on Primary learners, we are now going to shift our attention to the devices best suited for secondary age students. A secondary school student needs their device to be quick and powerful to allow them to research and create content using many different tools...
  • Blog Post: Devices in Education: Primary

    For day one of our focus on devices in education, we are going to take a look at those devices that are best suited for primary age learners. Immersive and interactive, touch based experiences, are particularly well suited for primary school age learners and devices that help enable these experiences...
  • 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: Enabling and inspiring students and teachers with Windows 8 (eBook)

    The UK education system has seen dramatic changes in its adoption and use of ICT over the past ten years.  These changes have been shaped by government curriculum and fiscal boundaries, socio-economic factors, such as the consumerisation of IT, and increasing pressure to deliver technology that...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 apps for education: iCell

    iCell is an exciting new way to teach biology, giving students an interactive, 3D view inside a cells. The database of information which can be searched in iCell includes examples of three types of cells: animal, plant, and bacteria. The app can show students the finer details of cell structure, creating...
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