What’s New in EDU: Best of 2017!

                        In our final blog post of 2017, we bring you the latest video and blog post ‘What’s New in EDU’ from Microsoft Corporation. What a fantastic year it has been for Microsoft in Education! We would like to thank each and every one…

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The 10 biggest Microsoft UK stories of 2017

  Blog originally posted December 18, 2017 By Microsoft reporter, for Microsoft News Centre UK.  Microsoft has been very busy over the past 12 months. We held our biggest ever Future Decoded event in London, we’ve rolled out lots of new services in our data centres in the UK and we’ve opened a new office…

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Microsoft Learning Tools: Education and Technology

One in five students struggle with dyslexia, which can affect their ability to read, write and participate in class. Microsoft Learning Tools is software that helps improve reading skills by reducing visual crowding, highlighting words, and reading text aloud, so students can engage with words in a whole new way.See how technology and education come…

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Get involved in Microsoft’s UK Digital Skills Programme

Microsoft’s comprehensive national skills programme is now well underway with an aim to boost digital skills and ensure the UK remains at the forefront of the global cloud-enabled economy. The multi-year strategy will provide training in both everyday digital literacy as well as targeted efforts to equip the UK’s public and private sectors with vital…

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Want more girls interested in STEM? Retrain music and dance teachers to run computer science lessons, say educators

Blog originally posted December 11, 2017 By Microsoft reporter on the Microsoft News Centre UK Music and dance teachers who are respected by female pupils should be trained to teach computer science to inspire more girls to pursue a career in the technology sector, educators have said. More than 150 teachers and schoolgirls recently attended…

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University of Worcester Case Study

To encourage and support students in achieving their full potential, the University of Worcester has promoted the hands-on learning of cutting-edge business applications in their classrooms. Through their membership in the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance, the University of Worcester has integrated Microsoft Dynamics 365 into their curriculum and has witnessed tremendous growth in student satisfaction…

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Get creative this holiday season and create a better world

When we are inclusive and celebrate our differences we can make the world a better place. This year’s Microsoft Christmas TV advert focuses on creativity and learning, building upon the latest Windows 10 Creators Updates. 3D Holiday tells the story of a young girl who goes on an imaginary adventure through space where she and…

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Using technology to remove barriers for disabled people

Blog content originally Posted December 6, 2017 By Microsoft reporter, for Microsoft News Centre UK.  Microsoft has welcomed Government plans to help more people with disabilities into work.   Theresa May, the Prime Minister, announced an expansion of the “fit note” scheme and training for work coaches to help disabled people and those with physical…

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Minecraft: Education Edition reaches milestone of 2 million users and releases new Hour of Code tutorial

Blog written by Deirdre Quarnstrom, General Manager, Minecraft Education Posted on November 14, 2017 at 6:00 am on the Education News Stories Page.   Three years ago, Minecraft became a part of the Microsoft family and my team began our work to extend Minecraft’s potential in classrooms around the world. Flash forward to today – one…

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University of Cambridge Case Study

Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom is one of the world’s leading academic centers with a multi-century reputation for outstanding achievement among its students who include Sir Isaac Newton, Jane Goodall, and Stephen Hawking. Currently ranked fifth in the world by QS World University Rankings, Cambridge also operates one of…

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