Showcase School Case Study- Ark Swift Primary Academy

Ark Swift as a Showcase School Ark Swift, a primary school in the heart of White City,  pride themselves as a school dedicated to providing a safe and stimulating learning environment for their children enabling them to grow and flourish. The Ark Swift vision statement is Dream, Believe, Achieve.  Through this they ensure their pupils develop…

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MIE in 123: Top Tips for Educators

We all have that dreading feeling of missing out on emails, meetings and working documents. Trying to switch between desktops and apps can be time consuming and our productivity reduced. As educators, we deserve a way to sync collaboration and communication as seamlessly as possible. With Microsoft Teams, this has become a reality. Transitioning to…


Upcoming events- #MicrosoftEdu UK Roadshow

Announcing our brand new and exclusive this year #MicrosoftEdu UK Roadshow series. The Microsoft UK Education Roadshow will help fulfil our mission to empower the students and teachers of today to create the world of tomorrow. With over 100 events taking place across the UK in 2017 and 2018, this is the perfect opportunity for…

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MIEE Spotlight- Rebekah Clarke

Today’s MIEE Spotlight looks at Rebekah Clarke, Year 3/4 Class Teacher at St Joseph’s RC & CofE Nursery and Primary School in Derbyshire, UK. Rebekah uses Office 365 tools daily in her classroom to communicate and collaborate with students and colleagues. Rebekah is constantly redefining and enhancing learning through the use of technology. She has enjoyed the…

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What’s New in EDU UK

This week’s updates from the Microsoft EDU Team UK! Every Tuesday, we will be sharing the top news coming from Microsoft in Education globally and highlighting any must read blogs and videos to keep you up to date with Microsoft in Education in the UK and globally.  Our ‘What’s New in EDU UK’  blog will focus on: Must read…

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The Agile Educator: Using the Classroom as a Learning Tool

The traditional classroom setup, featuring a device setup at the front on a disorganised desk is a familiar scene to us all. We see this as our safety blanket, what we know and educators can often lose important feedback and learning opportunities with this static way of presenting content. Without doubt, we want to be…


By Teachers, For Teachers

One of the most powerful tools in our own professional development is other teachers. Professional generosity – sharing ideas and feedback with our colleagues – helps us move forward in our own practice. It helps us tweak, refine and improve what we are doing in our classrooms. I know that sometimes I don’t have time…

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Thinking of starting a blog – Microsoft Live Writer, a simple workshop

With the increasing popularity of blogging in schools, Microsoft Live Writer is a tool that makes the whole process very simple and intuitive.  Microsoft Live Writer is part of the Windows Live Essentials free downloads and is just one of a family of very useful tools. It can be used to post to multiple blog…

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Subject Snacks–Ideas for teaching History

This weeks idea is similar to a snack that I often forget about, but when I remember, It’s delicious, but perhaps not appreciated as the gastronomic delight that it is. The snack in question is the Pot Noodle . This food technology marvel offers the best in convenience snacking, it is often maligned , once…

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Free Microsoft software for schools, from the Fun and Free Friday event

Over 100 schools attended our Fun, Free Friday event last week. It was a great day with an absolutely packed agenda. I wanted to share all of the links to the various downloads we mentioned during the day. Many of which we have covered here on this blog. If you need some ideas of how…

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