Spy Quest – Licensed to Learn

With the recent launch of the new James Bond film and in many people’s opinion the best James Bond was Scottish. Then is seems a good time to tell you about a great resource launched recently in Scotland. Polybius Games are providing their award winning Spy Quest educational game to all Scottish primary and secondary…

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Be the Spark of Change

The world stands at a crossroads. While there are more young people on the planet than ever before, youth unemployment is double that of the adult population. Countries are struggling to develop modern workforces due to the growing gap between the skills of unemployed workers and the skills needed to perform the jobs of today…


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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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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Worldwide Telescope workshop added to the Microsoft Partners in Learning UK Forum 2011

We have talked about Worldwide Telescope before, its one of our favourite free applications. But, to do the imagery real justice its needs a large display. So we have teamed up with a company called  Science Dome, who will be presenting Worldwide Telescope in one of their inflatable planetariums as a workshop session at our…

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A mouse without borders

I have not had chance to explore this in any school yet, as I have only seen it today. But, this is so fantastic that I thought I should share this piece of free software with you. I am sure like me you will see the great potential it has in school. Mouse without borders…

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Free stuff from Microsoft #8 – Worldwide Telescope

WorldWide Telescope enables you to explore the universe, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world and combining it with 3D navigation. Using images from the likes of NASA and the Hubble telescope, Worldwide Telescope creates an awesome environment to explore and interact with the phenomena of the Universe directly…

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Free Stuff from Microsoft #3– Ribbon Hero & the sequel Ribbon Hero 2

A Ribbon Hero enthusiast At our recent Easter Camp one of the most warmly received free applications was Ribbon Hero.  This simple plug-in for Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 uses a ‘game format’ to test and improve your skills in using Word, Excel PowerPoint and OneNote. In each application a task is set and you…

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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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