Happy Christmas to you all

In the words of John  Lennon, “ So this is Christmas, And what have you done , Another year over and a new one just begun” . It’s a good time to reflect on our achievements with Microsoft Partners in Learning during the past year. The year began with another successful BETT show, we introduced…

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A great way to spend 11 minutes of your time

Many of you may have seen this already, and I’m sure most readers have seen Sir Ken Robinson present at one time or another – even if just on TED or YouTube. I find his talks on creativity very inspiring, so I was excited to see this talk that Sir Ken gave at the RSA…

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Montage – Create and share visual albums of the web.

For once I wish I could be first in announcing something, but the power of social networking has beaten me. I first saw this tweeted by Dave Garland from saltash,net community school. Two days later, David Rogers , one of our Innovative award winners had blogged about it. So rather than me try to explain…

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Do you remember your first time?

I do ! The first time I accessed the internet was in 1995, whilst on a project with BT, I logged on and looked at a website about Fractal Mathematics and Chaos theory. I know, very geeky! But did you realise that their are 9 million people in UK who have never been online, which I…

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Microsoft UK Innovative Education Forum 2010 –Resources and feedback.

We have had lots of requests for the workshop presentations, livestream recordings and teachers projects, from those that attended and  those who could not make the UK Innovative Education Forum. We have created a community on the UK Partners in Learning Network. That contains all the Virtual classroom tours (teacher projects), presentations from the workshops, links…

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Microsoft UK Innovative Teachers Forum 2010

Whilst we are in the midst of the Winter weather I am basking in the warm glow of yet another successful UK Innovative Education Forum. With over 160 teachers and educators, 2 keynotes, 6 workshops and 10 award winning teachers, this has been the largest and most successful forum we have held. It started on…

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Have you ever wanted to work in education at Microsoft? Now is your chance!

Those of you who joined us for Microsoft’s Innovative Education either online or in person yesterday may have noticed that I was carrying some extra weight as I welcomed everyone to the event and introduced our keynotes onstage. This is not something I’d usually announce on this blog, but I am indeed having a baby…

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Home Access packages with Assistive Technology – Time is Running Out!

You may know families in your school who have benefitted from the government’s Home Access scheme. Thousands of families have taken advantage of this offer to provide computers and broadband for their children to use at home and school. You may not be aware that families can apply for home access packages with assistive technologies,…

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Is your school interested in higher GCSE scores and League Table Points?

What school doesn’t care about these measures these days (for better or worse…). Well…our friends in the IT Academy programme might be able to help you out a bit. They have some new offers for teachers and students in the form of new certifications – and they have data showing that Microsoft certifications really do…

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Congratulations–Our 10 Microsoft UK Innovative Education Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the  10 UK Innovative Education Award Winners who will be presented with their awards, as recognition of their Innovative Teacher status, at our Education Forum in Manchester. (There are still a few places left. sign up HERE ). They join an ever increasing group of UK Innovative Teachers, that include…

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