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St Helen’s School aims to ensure that its large parent community is engaged and plays a full and active part in School life. Microsoft SharePoint has been used in the School for over two years as a staff/student intranet and virtual learning environment, and recently this has been extended to include a Parent Portal.
This year sees the start of another two series of events from Table Academy that will enable educators to get more out of the technology they are using in the classroom, and also become more familiar with a new device that can feature strongly within STEM and computing lesson plans.
Through Microsoft in Education's partnership with BBC Earth, we are pleased to be offering complimentary copies of the Enchanted Kingdom DVD to schools looking to create their own project based learning activities inspired by the film.
Last week during Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's visit to the UK for Future Decoded, he paid a visit to Eastlea Community School to meet with staff and students and see how they have been inspired into coding and creativity by the BBC micro:bit.
To the community of 100 million players around the world, Minecraft represents many things - creativity, strategy, collaboration and survival, just to name a few. What many may not realize is that Minecraft has the power to transform learning on a global scale.
We firmly believe that the best people to advise on what works in the classroom are those who are actually using technology as part of their pedagogy on a daily basis. Since early October, our Microsoft Showcase Schools have been taking the lead with the 'Redefining Learning Tour', in partnership with Microsoft.
The following is a guest post from Gerald Haigh, who ponders the way in which schools can more proactively embrace the current capabilities offered by technology. Too often technology is merely used to automate existing processes and working regimes, when in actual fact there are opportunities to positively change the way in which teaching and learning happens for all concerned.
Wow! What a day it was here yesterday on the Microsoft Education stand at Future Decoded! We were overwhelmed by the positivity and curiosity shown by all visitors, and it was great to hear everyone's views on how we can continue to make a positive impact within education, working with our partners and customers.
The following is a guest post from Gerald Haigh, that looks at the way in which teachers can use technology to transform one of the traditionally more time-consuming tasks – marking work and giving feedback to individual students.
The ability to use Microsoft products is a transferable skill that our students will be able to carry through with them into secondary school, further education and finally into employment. We’ve all seen how our favourite Microsoft tools like OneNote Class Notebook, Discussion forums, Wikis, Blogs, Surveys and so forth can support learning in an educational setting.