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
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
Preston, PR1 2HE
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!