Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Microsoft Partners in Learning!

We have had a great year at Microsoft Partners in Learning, the highlight coming from Laura Ispsen, WWPS CVP, and Anthony Salcito, WWPS Education VP who announced that Partners in Learning will be funded a further $250 million with a five-year renewal, that reaffirms its commitment to education. With this in mind, I thought it…


Sir Ranulph Fiennes to conquer the last great polar challenge…

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is leading a team of explorers to conquer the last great polar challenge: crossing Antarctica in winter. The 2000-mile journey across the continent has for many years been considered too perilous to try and the expedition’s six-man "Ice Team" will have to overcome one of earth’s most hostile environments if they are…


Windows in the Classroom: Part 4: The magic of Windows 8 to Go for Schools

Windows 8 also sees the availability of Windows to Go – think of Windows to Go as a snapshot of your computing environment that you carry with you wherever you go and on whatever computer you are using. Using Windows To Go, users can travel light without sacrificing productivity, schools can enable new “Bring Your…


Bill Gates is a Partner in Learning, are you….?

Last month, we were quite excited to have Bill Gates join Anthony Salcito on Daily Adventures. Gates revealed a genuine sincerity towards improving teaching and learning and specifically a need for a personalised approach to technology in education. His interview was clear in concept and direction, highlighting the challenge and opportunity for PiL is to…


UK Teachers are World class at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum

It’s inevitable when you put 160 worldclass teachers in a room and ask them to present about the work they do, then you are going to see some amazing examples of how technology can facilitate learning in the 21st century. Microsoft does this annually at its  Global Forum, and to add a twist to the…

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Partners in Learning–5 more years!

Partners in Learning has been working with teachers and schools in the UK for 10 years, working with thousands of teachers during that time. The UK team are here in Prague at the 2012 Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum, with our Innovative Teachers and Pathfinder Schools. We have been privileged , not only to…

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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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