A great opportunity for Teachers worldwide!

  Are you looking for great professional development, delivered online? Sign up for one of TakingITGlobal’s accredited e-courses that aim to empower teachers around the world to utilize technology to create innovative and transformative global learning experiences. TakingITGlobal (TIG) empowers educators to understand and act on the world’s toughest challenges through a multilingual online learning…

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Looking for a GCSE Computer Science qualification?

AQA has partnered with Microsoft to support a GCSE Computer Science qualification with course content aligned to the new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification.  MTA is a new entry-level certification at Level 2 that helps to enhance students learning and support them build towards a career in IT with industry recognised skills and qualifications.  There…

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PowerPoint Power Ups #2–Interactive text boxes in presentations

Following on from our last Power Up tip for PowerPoint ( which was a while ago now !) This is another great idea,so that you don’t have to exit your presentation to let students share their ideas during a lesson. It’s really useful to collect feedback and ideas from students during a presentation and add…

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Microsoft Partners in Learning UK Forum Award Winners 2011

I am pleased to announce this year’s award winning teachers. They will be presenting their projects at our Partners in Learning Forum in November. Congratulations to this year’s award winners Kristian Still Hamble College Katie Boothman saltash.net community school Will Wright Uxbridge High school Emma Dawson Trinty  CE Lower School Glyn Rogers Ysgol Gymraeg Gwyn…

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Announcing the Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Forum

The 8th Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Forum is a one-day conference, free of charge to all teachers and educators who wish to attend. The workshops and keynotes this year have a STEM ‘flavour’ and address the theme of ‘Teach more, learn more, inspire more.’ This forum connects Teachers with Teachers, Educators with Educators, allowing…

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Rabbit, Rabbit, #chat , chat

Rabbit , Rabbit, #chat Rabbit… I suspect many of you don’t know the pop song I am referencing in the title, so here’s the video from the cockney duo, Chas & Dave . The point I want to make is about the currently popularity of hash tag education chat forums on Twitter. Twitter is undoubtedly…

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Microsoft UK Innovative Education Forum 2010 –Resources and feedback.

We have had lots of requests for the workshop presentations, livestream recordings and teachers projects, from those that attended and  those who could not make the UK Innovative Education Forum. We have created a community on the UK Partners in Learning Network. That contains all the Virtual classroom tours (teacher projects), presentations from the workshops, links…

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Tune in to Science TV

Those of you who are old enough may remember school science broadcasts, where you sat with the whole class, (often a number of classes) waiting patiently for the countdown to the programme start to tick away, whilst some very ‘cheesy’ music played as accompaniment. Not something that would really inspire you to take an interest…

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Accessibility guide for teachers

We’ve just issued the third edition of our accessibility guide for teachers, and it’s available as a download from our accessibility site. The site also includes a number of accessibility video case studies. The Accessibility: A Guide for Educators has been updated to include information on Windows 7 accessibility features, and current assistive technology product…

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