The Olympics for teaching and learning ‘Global Forum 2012’ has finally opened it’s doors…

 It has finally arrived, the much anticipated flagship event for Partners in Learning and the veritable Olympics for teaching and learning the ‘Global Forum’ will take centre stage this week and celebrate the world’s most innovative educators and school leaders. This week 200 educators will compete for a chance to win one of 18 Global…


PowerPoint Power Up #5 –ZoomIT

It’s about time I returned to my passion, (or as some are referring to it, my obsession) for highlighting how brilliant Microsoft PowerPoint is. If you have missed my previous posts you can find them here. When presenting it would be really useful to zoom in and navigate around to highlight a section of text,…

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Windows in the Classroom: Part 3 ‘A Partners in Learning experience’

   Microsoft Partners in Learning is a 10-year, $500M global initiative aimed at supporting schools and educators’ use of technology to help every student receive an excellent education and gain the skills they need in work and life. With governments, academic institutions and NGOs, Partners in Learning has invested in a comprehensive research program, the…


Windows in the Classroom: Part 2 ‘Windows 8 reimagined, bringing learning to life’

The most significant difference between Windows 8 and what’s come before is the way users interact with it – and that’s incredibly important in an education setting. Schools need technology that give learners the ability to create and think about education through the ages – writing, sketching, annotating and showing process have always been important….


Windows in the Classroom: Part 1 ‘A new paradigm of learning’

Before we get into taking a look at Windows for education, I thought it might be worth reflecting on what exactly is driving the use of technology in our classrooms today. We are witnessing a paradigm shift in how we discover, access, and use digital content, in ways that are enabling immersive experiences and engagements….


Coding, it’s a boy thing. Not any more?

Encouraging women and girls to take up computer science as a subject and career, is perhaps a greater challenge than to get Computer Science / Computing on to the UK National Curriculum. Microsoft runs a number of programmes, such as DigiGirlz that actively encourage woman and girls to take up careers in Computing. Recently I…

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Free CPD for teachers – Camp YHGfL

  Microsoft Partners in Learning Teacher Camps have been described by some teachers as ‘the best CPD they have ever had’. This is an open invitation to all Teachers in the YHGfL area to attend. So if you want to spend time with other innovative educators, exploring how technology can have a real impact on…

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Top educator 1: Katie Boothman takes ‘The Hit Squad’ to Prague

Top educator, Katie Boothman from Saltash.net school will present her community project, The H.I.T squad at the 8th Partners in Learning Global Forum (Prague). Katie’s project has developed leaps and bounds since picking up an award at the European Forum this year; for outstanding use of technology to support learning outside the classroom. Check out…


8th Partners in Learning Global Forum 2012

Next week the UK Team will join the best of worldwide education at the 8th Partners in Learning Global Forum. This forum celebrates the world’s most innovative educators and school leaders for bringing technology to life in the classroom and impacting millions of students.  With the theme “Your Ideas Matter,” it is the culmination of…