Jubilee Time Capsule–a project with the Royal Commonwealth Society

Today commemorates the day Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne after the death of King George VI. Her coronation took place on the 2nd June 1953 and this year, on that date , there will be a weekend of celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. To mark this auspicious occasion the Royal Commonwealth…

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The Learning Suite–Good things come in small packages

We have talked about the Learning Suite in a blog post in December. But since then we have undertaken some great work around its development and it’s evolving in to great free software and resources package for schools, teachers and students. Inspired by some brilliant thinking from our Partners Manager, Mark Stewart, we have been…

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The ‘new’ ICT Curriculum and Partners in Learning

Last weeks huge announcement at BETT 2012 by Education Minster Michael Gove caused a lot of debate, interest and discussion. Especially on the Microsoft stand, where we had lots of questions about what this new curriculum might look like and what resources that  are available to support it. Amongst our offerings are Dreamspark, our developer…

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BBC Stargazing Week–Worldwide Telescope

This week in the UK the BBC are running a week long series of events called Stargazing Live . If you were at the BETT show last week you will have seen us give a brief demo of WorldWide Telescope. This is an awesome free application from Microsoft that utilises images from space telescopes like…

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BETT 2012– Partners in Learning UK Live at Olympia

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again when I pack my bags and head off to Olympia. This year for the first time without my trusty sidekick (Kristen) and as the new UK Partners in Learning Programme Manager.Luckily I will have  Dan Roberts from saltash.net community school co-presenting with me. So I am…

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So what exactly are the Microsoft team showing off at BETT 2012?

Ellie Jones is our BETT Princess and the mastermind behind organising this year’s BETT show for the Microsoft Education Team. She has coerced us all to writing a short synopsis of what we are presenting on our stand D30 and D40 next week. Many of these demo’s are also going to be presented in much…

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Another year over and the new one is about to begin?

Well what a year of change it has been for Microsoft UK Partners in Learning. The year began with Kristen (remember her!) starting her maternity leave, that left me as the only team member, it’s ok I am not looking for sympathy! I enjoyed the peace and quiet. Next,  BETT 2011 , I teamed up…

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Microsoft Partners in Learning UK Forum 2011

This year’s event was a  of a change of direction for us. Firstly, we held the event at Microsoft UK HQ in Reading and we had a greater focus on Computer Science and Maths. Rather than our usual focus of ICT across the curriculum. You can read the various highlights of the day from these…

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Camp Scotland – Microsoft UK Partners in Learning CPD for Teachers

After the great success of the last three Microsoft Partners in Learning Teacher Camps, we are taking the concept on the road – this is an open invitation to all Teachers in Scotland. So if you want to spend time with other innovative educators, then this is an ideal event for you. Camp Scotland takes…

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