Windows 8.1 in Education

Here is a great post from our sister blog for UK Schools. This great new video showcasing some of the awesome new features within Windows 8.1 and the wide range of PC’s that they run on. This video is a great complement to the Windows 8.1 in Education Infographic. If you are looking for Apps…

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Got a great Windows 8 lesson idea?

  In collaboration with Toshiba, Microsoft Innovative Educator Charlotte Beckhurst from Hartsbrook E-Act School, is holding a ‘Teaching with Windows 8’ lesson plan competition. The winning win8 lesson plan will receive a Windows 8 device kindly donated by Toshiba. If you are interested in sharing practice and win a prize for your work, take a…


Be the next best…

We have been really fortunate to have worked with some great schools who have helped us convey the Microsoft in education story. These schools have presented at many of our events, partaken in video case studies, appeared numerous times on our blogs and have had access to some top educational resources. We are always looking…


Is OneNote the best ever App for Tablets?

To steal a well know UK advertising slogan, ‘If a well known beer producer made Apps, it would be OneNote’. Yes, I know I am biased, but I have been using OneNote since 2003 and now with the rise of the tablet device it is even better. The first thing to realise about OneNote is…

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Our Queen of Kodu marries her Prince Charming

Just a quick post to let you all know that our Queen of Kodu, Nicki Maddams got married this weekend. Please join me in congratulating her and Kevin in wishing them all the best for the future by leaving your comments here. Don’t worry, the new Mrs Cooper will be back with more Kodu greatness…

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Getting my GEEK on with Raspberry Pi, SSH, Python and Surface RT !

Now I am a Developer ! With my Free Resources App in the Windows Store, I thought I would share one of my other experiments in entering the world of Geekdom. I have a Raspberry Pi (RPi) device (it was a gift!), the £25 programmable computer. I have started trying to get my head around…

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Flipping the Classroom with the Tablet Academy

I am pleased to announce our first collaboration with the Tablet Academy They are running a training event in December in London about ‘Flipping the Classroom’. From experience I know their courses fill up pretty quickly, because they are awesome. so book your place today at www.tablet-academy.com/events/flipping Full details are below. Hope to see you…

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What is Microsoft Partners in Learning School Research (PILSR)?

PILSR provides individual schools with an online research tool to measure their own innovative teaching practices that develop the skills students need for life and work today. Based on globally-recognized research, the PILSR research tool is international in scope, enables school-specific measurement of innovative teaching, and provides a common language to drive community dialogue and…

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