Championing the Microsoft Educator Community as a Digital Learning Strategy

Today’s guest blog post comes from one of our amazingly dedicated Scottish MIEExperts Alan O’Neill an inspirational leader within his own institution sharing the great things that can be achieved with Microsoft in Education.    My name is Alan O’Neill and I am a Lecturer in Computing and IT at Dundee and Angus College (D&A)…

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The Minecraft Educator Community

written by Microsoft Learning Consultant, Liz Wilson   I discovered the wonders of using Minecraft in my classroom around 3 years ago when I was trying desperately to find a way to inspire a group of under confident 8 year-olds in mathematics. I had heard of Minecraft as a wonderful classroom tool and my I…

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Demystifying Windows in 10 S Mode

Since the introduction of Windows 10 S last year – an effort to provide a Windows experience that delivers predictable performance and quality through Microsoft-verified apps via the Microsoft Store- there has been much confusion around what this actually means despite great feedback from customers and partners. Customers love the security, faster boot time, better…

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Check out the latest announcements and updates from @MicrosoftEduUK

The last month has seen a whole host of amazing updates to both Office 365 and Windows 10 for Microsoft in Education. Check out the latest updates below to ensure that you have access to the latest and greatest from Microsoft!  Sparking creativity with LEGO MINDSTORMS   Makecode is now widely recognised in education as…

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Upcoming Events @MicrosoftEdu UK

Microsoft UK are dedicated to ensuring educators are up to date with the latest and greatest in Microsoft technologies and solutions for Education. Here are some of the latest news announcements and upcoming events happening this month! LGFL MCE Training Sessions MCE Workshop – 22nd May   We’re thrilled to be offering hands-on workshops on…

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Make lifelong connections in the Microsoft Educator Community

Are you a teacher striving to find new ways to engage your students? If you’d like to connect with a global, professional learning community of other teachers, just like yourself, who are constantly pushing the boundaries of what a classroom looks and feels like then simply follow the three simple steps below:  1. Join the…

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Digital Transformation Conference – June 7th, Repton School

We are pleased to share details of the Digital Transformation Conference hosted by Microsoft Showcase School, Repton School on Thursday 7th June 2018. Register here Developing and implementing a digital strategy Being a Microsoft Showcase School is about more than just the use of technology. It is about thought leadership, pioneering practices, and helping others…

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OneNote is an integral part of daily teaching toolkit

Today’s guest blog post comes from the amazing Lee Whitmarsh, a longstanding MIEExpert in the UK, who is having an amazing impact on his students through his use of OneNote in his teaching as well as having a positive influence to inspire many colleagues in his own institution. Read Lee’s story to here how in…

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‘Solve for One, Extend to Many’ – Let’s #hackcess education for ALN/SEND

Today’s guest blog post comes from the amazing James Donaldson, in a repurposed ALN/SEND specific blog post taken from his own blog site which can be found here. James has worked in education for over 10 years, completing his PGCE and is currently undertaking an MA in Additional Learning Needs. He is a Helen Sanderson…

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FE and HE Microsoft Bootcamp: “Never has hard work felt like so much fun!”

Today’s guest blog post is written by Elaine Topham, Learning Technologist and MIEExpert and Deborah Millar, Group Director of Digital Learning Technologies and Certified MIE at The Grimsby Institute, both dedicated to using Microsoft Education in their own practices. The blog post itself gives their own account of the FE and HE bootcamp held by Microsoft…

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