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    What’s new in Excel 2010

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    Part four of our mini series. Each day one of the Education team has made a short video on one of the Office 2010 programmes, explaining new features that might appeal to teachers. On Tuesday, I covered PowerPoint 2010 for teachers (I’m the Education...
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    Overview sheets for Microsoft Office 2010

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    After over 7,500,000 downloads of the beta version of Office 2010, there’s a good chance that somebody in your school will have been running the new version of Office for a while. And they may be able to summarise the key things that are new in each of...
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    How and why students use the internet

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    There’s some fascinating data in the latest Ofcom “ UK Children’s media literacy ” report, which gives an insight into the lives of children between the ages of 5 and 15. Rather than being a survey which lumps all children together, this report breaks...
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    What’s new in Word 2010 for teachers

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    It’s starting to seem like a soap opera series. I kicked off with the “ What’s new in PowerPoint 2010 for teachers ” video on Tuesday, and then Ben Nunney contributed “ OneNote 2010 for teachers and students ”. Now, for Word 2010, it’s Mark A’Bear’s turn...
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    European Schoolnet programming competition

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    Seems to be all about competitions today. Although this one is sponsored by Microsoft in Europe, it’s taken a few weeks for news of it to cross the Channel, so sorry for the delay! If you’re teaching ICT, then you may have some students who are interested...
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    Make IT Happy Competition 2010

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    The 4th annual Make IT Happy competition, with a theme of “Get your community online”, is run by the Parliamentary IT Committee and e-skills UK. It is open to primary schools who have run an innovative, community focused IT project created by 9-11 year...
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    OneNote 2010 for teachers and students

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    As I said yesterday, I’ve roped in a few colleagues to record short demos of the Office 2010 programmes. Ben Nunney pulled out OneNote 2010 from the random draw, and he immediately set off into a curriculum-led world of research and physics. Given that...
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    Bookings now open for the Fun, Free Friday for Schools

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    We’ve just opened the web booking page for the Fun Free Friday for Schools event. It’s free, and what’s more every product we’ll be demonstrating will be free too – so spending a day with us will hopefully save you even more money. Find out more, and...
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    Finding and recognising Innovative Teachers

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    My colleagues, Kristen Weatherby and Stuart Ball, run our UK Partners in Learning programme – a partnership between Microsoft and the education departments in England, Wales and Scotland. Similar programmes run in 110 countries, with their governments...
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    What’s new in PowerPoint 2010 for teachers

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    Now that Office 2010 is so close to the release date, I thought it would be a good time to start sharing a little bit more about the improvements and changes that are most relevant to education. Of course, there’s a pile of written fact sheets and guides...
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