Microsoft Kodu Kup UK–the pictures say it all

If you are still unsure why Computing should be in the ICT curriculum, then check out this video of our Kodu Kup UK Final, it will change your mind. Kodu Kup UK Final–A great day Kodu Kup UK VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL


Key Stage 1–AutoCollage Competition–South West Grid for Learning

The South West Grid for Learning is proud to announce a brand new competition in collaboration with Microsoft Partners in Learning for schools in the South West of England. With support from West Town Farm and Love Local Food this promises to be a colourful, creative and exciting competition. With the theme of ‘Seasonal and…


PowerPoint Power Up #5 –ZoomIT

It’s about time I returned to my passion, (or as some are referring to it, my obsession) for highlighting how brilliant Microsoft PowerPoint is. If you have missed my previous posts you can find them here. When presenting it would be really useful to zoom in and navigate around to highlight a section of text,…


What Are Cliplets?

In this guest blog post , Gareth Ritter describes a great free app from Microsoft Research A still photograph is a limited format for capturing a moment in time. Video is the traditional method for recording durations of time, but the subjective “moment” that one desires to capture is often lost in the chaos of…


It's spring again , so it must be time for Easter Camp – Free training for teachers

After the great success of previous training Camps, we will be running another Easter Camp this year – this is an open invitation to all of you reading this blog to apply. So if you have time this Easter, perhaps your plans for other events and holidays have not materialised and you still want to…


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…


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…


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…


Camp Scotland - Microsoft UK Partners in Learning CPD for Teachers

After the great success of the last three Microsoft Partners in Learning Teacher Camps, we are taking the concept on the road – this is an open invitation to all Teachers in Scotland. So if you want to spend time with other innovative educators, then this is an ideal event for you. Camp Scotland takes…


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…