Microsoft UK Free Education Resources WIn 8 App– Released Today

During the summer break I set my self the challenge of learning to be a Developer. After all we are asking teachers to learn this skill, so it was a case of ‘practice what you preach’ . My starting point was to find a coding package to learn. That was easy, there are so many…

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Celebrate your World Maths Day with free resources from Microsoft

Today is also World Maths Day . So this is a good time remind you of some great free Maths resources available from Microsoft. Maths Worksheet Generator is a resource that we have not talked about  a lot. The idea of teachers just creating worksheets, didn’t seem that innovative, but when you think of giving…

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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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Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Forum–Additional Workshop–Skype in the Classroom

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to add an extra workshop to the the fantastic list of professional development opportunities at this year’s Forum. Bringing classrooms together with Skype Ever wanted to collaborate with other teachers, classes and experts around the world to help your students learn? Chances are your budget…

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Free stuff from Microsoft #4 – Photosynth

Photosynth describes itself as a powerful set of tools for capturing and viewing the world in 3D. Take a load of photos of a scene, from many different angles and many perspectives. Upload them to the site and it will ‘stitch’ them together to create a 3D visualisation. The site has some great examples. Check…

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Spring has Sprung

Spring has well and truly sprung in the Microsoft offices in Reading this week, with the arrival of the very first Easter Camp for teachers.  20 teachers, mostly from schools taking part in our Innovative Schools programme, have been taking part in a professional development workshop held over two days in the school holidays.  It’s…

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Free stuff from Microsoft #2 – ICE , ICE , Baby!

Microsoft Image Composite Editor or ICE for short, is one of those applications that doesn’t immediately spring to mind has having a role in the classroom. But it is a ideal for students to record places, geographical features and with it’s new features motion and movement in physics and P.E. Microsoft Image Composite Editor is…

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UK Innovative Education Forum 2010 Keynote – Where Children Teach Themselves

It is our pleasure and privilege to announce Professor Sugata Mitra as one of our keynote speakers at this year’s Innovative Education Forum.  Professor Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK. He is the instigator of the Hole in the Wall experiment, where a…

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Announcing the UK Microsoft Innovative Education Forum

The 7th Microsoft Innovative Education Forum is a one-day conference, free of charge to all teachers and educators who wish to attend and will look to address the theme of ‘Connecting Learners, Connecting Teachers.’ This forum connects Teachers with Teachers, Educators with Educators, allowing you to share expertise and learn from each other, giving insights…

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