Hololens at TED 2016 - Alex Kipman points towards some interesting scenarios for Hololens in education

At TED 2016 , Alex Kipman from the Microsoft Hololens team, talked about how we see the future of 3D holograms. We have talked about Hololens before – there are some great videos on the Hololens website – and we have demonstrated scenarios for Hololens in education the past. The TED presentation hinted again at what an interesting…

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What a 21st Century career looks like in the UK

Want to inspire students with their career options (and also demonstrate how pervasive technology is going to be in their future lives?) This video, from the UK Surface team, is very different from what you’d expect from a Careers guidance session at school. In fact, there’s a bunch of things in here that I hadn’t…

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Hololens in education - case study video

The team working on the Microsoft Hololens are quietly working on creating ambitious new ways of achieving new things – you’ve hopefully seen some of the demonstrations that they’ve given at global events like Build and the Windows 10 announcement earlier in the year (if not, jump here). And that includes working on uses for…

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Why a Surface Pro 3 is different

For some reason, this advert was out nearly 3 months ago but I never noticed it. Maybe it’s because at the time I didn’t have a Surface Pro (in the same way that you don’t notice how many identical cars there are on the road until you get one that’s the same). Or maybe at the…

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How OneNote helps students with assignment, notes and getting organised

Yesterday I shared a video (How OneNote makes a classroom difference) from Carey Academy in North Carolina, who shared how they were using OneNote to support new ways of teaching and learning. Today, I’m going to share the next part of the story, which is their students’ perspective on how they use OneNote to support…

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A short video for training when rolling out Windows 8 for teachers

If you are using Windows 8 for teachers’ laptops, then you might want to make a note of this video, from the Windows team. It’s a great way to explain how to use some of the new features of Windows 8, and the way that you can have both existing Windows software as well as…

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Business Intelligence in schools–a short demonstration of setting up alerts

Rod Colledge, is a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, and an expert on the technology side of the use of Business Intelligence in education in Australia. For a living, he helps Microsoft customers with their own business intelligence projects, through his business at StrataDB. But in his role as a Microsoft MVP…

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Teachers and Windows 8 in education

Each year teachers from around the world come together at the Partners in Learning Global Forum. This year, the camera crew that go along to the event asked those teachers for their thoughts on Windows 8, and the result is the compact YouTube video below. There’s a great sound-bite halfway through from Camille Rutherford who’s…

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How to join Skype in the classroom - like 38,000 other teachers

Did you know that your students can use Skype to connect with a range of fabulous organisations that can broaden the classroom experience for your class – like NASA, museums, and expedition groups? Last week the team from ‘Skype in the classroom’ announced an expansion of their programme to six more supporting organisations NASA’s Digital…

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Office 365 for education training videos

Last week I posted a series of blog posts of Office 365 for education videos, produced by my colleagues in the US, sharing some of the things that Office 365 makes possible. And I realised that it would be helpful to stick them all onto one page, rather than four separate ones. They were created…

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