DigiLearn: Building community, sharing practice and recognising achievement

Today’s guest blog post comes from one of our MIE Experts Chris Melia, a Learning Technologist at the University of Central Lancashire. Read his account of his MIEE journey below and how he is working to recognise and share digital achievements. Introduction My name is Chris Melia and I am a Learning Technologist at the…


Microsoft Teams at UCLan: Communicate, Collaborate, Create

Today’s guest blog post comes from one of our MIE Experts Chris Melia, a Learning Technologist at the University of Central Lancashire. Read his account of his MIEE journey below and how he is using Microsoft Teams in his institution to drastically change communication and collaboration.    Introduction My name is Chris Melia and I…


Service Fabric Community Q&A – 28th Edition

Hi folks! The 28th monthly Community Q&A call will be held on Thursday, Sept 20 at 10:00am PST. We will also be hosting another Q&A on the same day at 4:30am PST / 11:30am UTC time in order to accommodate people in other time zones. As usual, there is no need to RSVP – just…


Creating a future of wholesome school leaders

Tom Rees is the Executive Headteacher of Simon de Senlis Primary School and works across eleven primary schools as the Education Director of Northampton Primary Academy Trust. He’s been a leader in schools for around 17 years across different contexts, counties and countries. Between Headships, he also spent time in the education technology sector working…


“Technology gives the quietest student a voice”- Jerry Blumengarten

    Today’s special Flipgrid blog post comes from Paul Watkins. Currently Leader of Digital Learning at Microsoft Showcase School Ysgol Bae Baglan, Port Talbot, Wales. Paul is, at present, the only UK based Flipgrid Ambassador. He is also a Skype Master Teacher Mentor, MIE and Surface Master Trainer and MIEExpert. In addition to this…


Lift off this coming academic year with superb training free from Microsoft

Mark Anderson is a former teacher and school leader and now award-winning author, blogger, speaker, thought-leader and trainer around all things to do with teaching, learning and effective use of technology in the classroom. Mark firmly believes that education is a force for good and under his moniker of the ICT Evangelist he strives to…


MIEE Spotlight- East Kent College strives to “boldly go where no man has gone before” using Microsoft technologies in Education

In today’s guest blog post, we shine our MIEE Spotlight down on a newly appointed MIEExpert, Andrew Jeffrey, Automotive programme director & Lecturer at East Kent College. Read how he is using technology to transform the way both himself and colleagues are teaching and strives towards a future that is very different from that of today,…


Empower every student with an inclusive classroom

As a teacher, spreading the word about inclusive classrooms, is something I feel extremely passionate about. It amazes me how many schools and teachers are still unaware of all of the fantastic FREE resources available from Microsoft Education in Windows 10 and Office 365. Microsoft, as a company, are dedicated to making it easier to…


DLD College London aspire to lead the way with Microsoft in Education

MIEE Guest Blog Post- Saqib Safdar “I enjoy using technology to encourage self-paced learning, creativity and independent thinking skills. I first became interested in technology in education when I saw how online collaboration for problem solving can be used to develop what Vygotsky calls the ‘Zone of Proximal Development’. I have spent over a decade…


Improved alternate authentication experience for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

10-2-2018 UPDATE: I have made some inline updates to mark what has already shipped and what has been put back on the backlog for later consideration. Recently, we’ve heard feedback from customers that developers have a poor experience creating and managing their alternate authentication credentials and that administrators moving from TFS to the cloud aren’t…