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Earlier this month saw the Achievement for All annual conference taking place at the Birmingham NEC, where a set of learning resources built around the BBC Earth film Enchanted Kingdom were officially launched. To give attendees of the conference a first-hand account of what can be achieved when using the Enchanted Kingdom as a stimulus for project based learning activities, Simon de Senlis Primary's headmaster Tom Rees was on hand to talk about how the six schools making up the Northampton Primary Academy Trust had recently collaborated around the film on this initiative.
General availability tickets have now sold out but we have a limited number available for our education customers. Please register now using the invite code in this blog to secure your free place at what promises to be a life shaping experience unlike any other.
St John Fisher Primary has completely transformed their relationship with technology to become one of the first schools in the country to deploy Windows 10. The deployment began on the actual day of release, July 29th 2015.
The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship is a global competition that tests students' skills on Microsoft Office applications, operated and sponsored in the UK by Prodigy Learning. In 2016 two students will win the trip of a lifetime to represent the UK at the final round at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida from August 7th to 10th. and the chance to compete for the World Championship (with a top prize $7,500 USD)!
We are pleased to announce that we now have brought our great global teacher resources right up to date in the new site Microsoft in Education.
Presentations are used every day to educate, enlighten and energize. Head teachers will have to present to teachers, teachers will need to present daily to their students, and those students will have to present on many occasions throughout their education and beyond. This tutorial in our Sway series will show you how Sway can be used to make great presentations, and how you can make the most of the easy to use features to make your presentation as interactive and informative.
As well as giving you the opportunity to interact and take a sneak peek at what the future of the classroom looks like with the power of Surface 3 and Surface Hub, we're now excited to tell you that at our October 22nd Surface in Education event you'll also be able to experience two brand new products that were only announced this week - Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book.
Over the past year Microsoft in Education has been working in partnership with Achievement for All, a movement focussed on educational change, and this week we are thrilled to be taking part in the AfA national conference in Birmingham. Joining us at the NEC will be students and staff from Microsoft Showcase School Simon de Senlis Primary, who have been at the centre of an ambitious project based learning initiative.
We are listening to feedback from teachers and staff and improving Class Notebooks based suggestions from educators. Today we are happy to announce the upcoming release of two new capabilities, which are a direct result of talking to teachers and were also announced in our blog post back in May.