Accessiblity for all! – Arran Smith

Accessibility should be available in all walks of life whether you are in education, the workplace or at home so offering accessibility to those that need it is very important. Here at Microsoft we have a mission to empower every person in every organisation, there is an estimated 1 billion people in the world that…


Still the OneNote we love, just a better version

The OneNote Team at Microsoft, last week announced a more streamline experience for OneNote Windows users with one combined version of OneNote which encompasses all of the great features from both the Windows 10 app and OneNote 2016 Desktop version. This latest announcement comes as another example of how the Microsoft OneNote team is dedicated…

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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! Why Windows 10 and Office 365?  Watch first-hand, IT and School administrators from around the world speak how…

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Agility and Feedback with OneNote

Educators are constantly assessing their students on content knowledge. We often walk around the classroom to see where students are at, whole class probe, and commonly use “exit tickets” as a strategy for formative assessment. The process can feel both repetitive and limiting. Thankfully, all of this can be done without the educator being “trapped”…


Using technology to construct knowledge

Technology is required for the knowledge construction when it allows students to complete activities that would be impossible without the use of technology in the classroom. For example, students might be asked to communicate via skype with students in another country on a project over the course of two weeks. The project is to measure…


Provide your students with Future Ready Skills with Imagine Academy

Written by Microsoft Learning Consultant, Liz Wilson The world is changing and so are the skills our students will need to succeed in their futures. Microsoft Imagine Academy provides an up to date curriculum, with corresponding resources, to train students in Microsoft products and technologies. Through this curriculum, students gain essential skills that will ensure…

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Become a Maker Champion

Written by Microsoft Learning Consultant, Liz Wilson We need to empower the young people of today to create the world of tomorrow.   We all know how essential it is to build digital skills in our students to prepare them for their futures. The Microsoft Digital Skills programme is designed to support us in doing…

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Top tip for an inclusive classroom- Co-Authoring in Word 2016

Learning Tools in Word Learning Tools are designed to help you improve your reading skills by boosting your ability to pronounce words correctly, to read quickly and accurately, and to understand what you read. We know from research that reading requires the following abilities: Decoding: The ability to pronounce words the right way. Fluency: The…

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Office 365 in the Classroom

Our ongoing commitment to create more inclusive and collaborative learning environments continues today with the arrival of a number of powerful updates to Office 365 Education. Building on the momentum of OneNote Class Notebook, which has surpassed more than 15 million notebooks created since the beginning of this school year, and the launch of Microsoft…