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Today sees the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows, giving students and teachers access to a host of new features, as well as improvements to many of the existing functionalities that are used on a daily basis in classrooms, study groups, at home or on the move.
Teachers will often find themselves working from many different locations and on different machines. Whether it's moving between classrooms, checking emails from the staffroom, marking assignments on the train using a mobile device, or planning lessons at home, educators are always looking for a way to work wherever they are.
Considering mobile devices for your school, college or university? Unsure of what they can do? Join Softcat and Microsoft to explore the world of Surface in education, and how Surface and Windows 10 are changing how schools use mobile devices in class.
Microsoft Imagine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are co-presenting a competition for students around the world. Together, we have created Imagine Cup Earth to inspire the next generation of thinkers, dreamers and future programmers to learn the basics of coding and explore the latest science about our precious home.
In an educational context, stories told with Sway could be adaptations of literary works covered in English and Drama classes, or perhaps a summary of field work conducted on a Geography or Science trip. The following tutorial shows how easy it is to add photos, videos and captions to a storyline so you can bring your favourite memories and stories to life.
As students all over the country are returning to college and university, the pressures upon self-reliance and organisation will be slowly but surely cranking up as the work continues to flow steadily their way, and deadlines that seemed far away begin to loom ever closer on the horizon.
When trying to create something modern and interactive, content, structure and visuals are key to creating an impact which resonates with students. This third post in our Sway series explores how the app can provide a great platform for explaining something which may otherwise be difficult to convey, in an inspiring and engaging way.
Teaching children with a variety of different learning difficulties presents challenges to both the teachers and those in the class, and finding tools and resources suitable for everyone, and that can be used collaboratively, is just one of the hurdles facing educators.
Konstantin Delov is an Exeter University student and a member of Team Siymb, who reached the Worldwide Finals of the Imagine Cup earlier this year eventually taking 3rd place. He’s written the following blog all about just how easy it is for students to build their own website in the cloud with Microsoft Azure – even if they don't feel they have the coding expertise.