Upcoming Events and News from @MicrosoftEduUK

Microsoft UK are dedicated to ensuring educators are up to date with the latest and greatest in Microsoft technologies and solutions for Education. Here are some of the latest news announcements and upcoming events happening this month!

New Paint 3D in the Classroom resource on the Microsoft Educator Community

The Paint 3D team have worked with Microsoft Learning Consultant, Jose Kingsley Davies, to create a video series that will unlock easy ways to integrate Paint 3D within the curriculum.
Focussing on Science, Technology, Engineering, arts and Mathematics, the videos offer activities, topics and quick tips to empower Educators to unlock creativity for their students.

Check out the page now.

This week LIVE with Skype in the Classroom- Meet the Author Literacy Event 

To cap our month-long celebration this year, Microsoft is teaming up with Penguin Young Readers for a free broadcast event in which classrooms and families can meet actor, producer and author Henry Winkler, as well as his co-author, Lin Oliver. Together, they’re creators of the NYT best-selling book series, Here’s Hank, featuring the quick-witted and ingenious character, Hank Zipzer.

Henry and Lin will discuss their books and what makes every kid a hero while answering questions live on Twitter. The broadcast and live Twitter chat will on Wednesday February 28th at 2pm GMT and 6 p.m. GMT.

Henry and Lin created their character, Hank Zipzer, based on Henry’s own real-life struggles with dyslexia. Hank is smart and resourceful, always finding ways to overcome challenges through friendships, determination, and a whole lot of humor. His story has resonated with kids around the world, providing some kinship and advice for those tougher times in school. Henry’s main message in the books, “Every one of you has greatness in you,” comes from his personal life experience. He proves that having learning challenges can’t keep you from greatness!

Teachers and their students, or parents with their children at home, are invited to register here and submit questions in advance or during the event for Henry and Lin to answer. We’ll be using the @skypeclassroom Twitter account and the #Skype2Learn hashtag to organize the conversation.

Read the full blog post here. 

Digifest Event - 6-7th March 2018

Harnessing the power of EdTech: thriving in a digital world

Digifest 2018

Digifest offers a unique opportunity to see, hear and share the latest thinking. We'll deliver an innovative schedule of keynotes, workshops, lightning talks and networking opportunities, presented by experts and peers from the further education and higher education sectors.

Above all else, Digifest aims to inform, inspire and prepare you for the digital challenges ahead.

Find out more about Digifest 2018 >>

Transformational Technologies for Learning and Teaching with Microsoft Surface and Office 365


Wednesday 28th March, 10.00 AM - 4.15 PM

University of Central Lancashire,
Preston Campus, Harrington Building
Fylde Road
Preston, PR1 2HE

Microsoft Education UK and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are thrilled to invite you to join us for our Transformational Technologies for Learning and Teaching event. This will be a premier event for educators and IT personnel within Higher Education, Further Education and Schools that aims to inspire, engage and connect learning practitioners and technologists alike with the latest in transformative ideas, opportunities and solutions to support your communities of learning.
Microsoft Surface, together with Windows 10 and Office 365, continues to be a critical enabler for the University of Central Lancashire’s strategic learning and teaching ambitions. UCLan and Microsoft are celebrating our recent initiatives in learning environment enhancement and academic development, which have culminated in the roll-out of Surface devices to all 1500 members of the University’s academic teaching community. We want to share our experiences of this exciting journey, share best practice, and explore ideas for future enhancements in technology enabled learning and teaching.
This is a day you don't want to miss! It will consist of inspirational keynotes , practical seminars, and further opportunities to see how the latest Microsoft technologies can support and embrace digital transformation in education.

Space is limited so please register now.

Microsoft UK Roadshow is back! 

More dates have now been released for our 2018 #MicrosoftEdu Roadshows in April.

17/04/2018 Surrey: St Hilary's School, Holloway Hill, Godalming. GU7 1RZ SIGN UP HERE

19/04/2018 Hertfordshire: Jupiter Community Free School, Jupiter Drive, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5NT SIGN UP HERE

*Please note: dates are regularly added so check back for updates.

Look out for more updates about Roadshow events series on Twitter online by following the hashtag #MicrosoftEdu or @microsofteduk. Also visit the Microsoft Educator Community UK Roadshow page to find out about the events near you and sign up.

Our aim is to reach every corner of the UK, so if you are able to host a Roadshow in your locality then please contact us on the e-mail: Eduroadshow@microsoft.com.

Twitter feed Updates for Microsoft Edu UK
Check out what is happening in Microsoft in Education here in the UK by viewing the Microsoft Education Twitter updates below.

So that wraps up this week's What's New in Edu UK. Remember to follow @Microsofteduk for all our latest updates daily!

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