Getting creative with Coding

With the introduction of the Primary Computing Curriculum in 2014 and its focus on teaching coding to all our students, many teachers were left feeling out of their depth. “But I can’t code” was heard regularly in staff rooms across the country, as many primary teachers were never taught coding at school and completed their…

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OneNote gives you flexibility

Today’s guest blog post comes from Andrew Bruton, a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages. He is a lifelong learner with a passion for communication and believes that real-world experience is crucial when motivating learners. Andrew lived and worked in Peru for many years, running an award-winning hostel and returned to teaching at a time when…

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Paint 3D: A tool for teaching Science

Written by Microsoft Learning Consultant, Liz Wilson Paint 3D is a wonderful new tool that comes installed with the Windows 10 creators update. It has all the simplicity of the original Paint but enables you to easily create in 3D. You can draw, colour, and stamp stickers in 3D. You can texture your 3D object…


Windows 10 Tip: Discover Maths in Maps

Written by Microsoft Learning Consultant, Liz Wilson    To ensure we engage our students in Maths, it is essential to build real-life problems into our lessons. Not only does this aid our students’ engagement, but it also shows them how they can use the new concepts that they learn in their own lives. Maths is all around us – as I am typing…

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Office 365 in the Classroom

Our ongoing commitment to create more inclusive and collaborative learning environments continues today with the arrival of a number of powerful updates to Office 365 Education. Building on the momentum of OneNote Class Notebook, which has surpassed more than 15 million notebooks created since the beginning of this school year, and the launch of Microsoft…


Unlock creativity in your classroom with Paint 3D from Windows 10

Are you on the latest Windows 10 creators update? Did you know about the 3D tools now at your fingertips to empower your students to get creative? Paint 3D has unlocked the heart of student creativity in the classroom and create their own 3D models and place them within Mixed Reality and much more. New…

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Annotating Books in Windows Edge Browser

Did you know you have a whole lot of new ways to personalize your books when you’re reading in Microsoft Edge with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? Budgets in schools can be extremely tight and we want our students to have access to high quality texts and opportunity to engage with them to demonstrate…


“Choose a Star” with Microsoft Photos

As Educators, time is precious and being showcasing students’ work is important to track evidence of a learning outcome. Microsoft Sway and PowerPoint provide us familiar ways of generating presentations, but we have now brought a brand new experience to Microsoft Photos to present our content in many different ways. Launched with the Windows 10…


Microsoft Teams – January Update

BETT 2018 saw thousands of educators flood the Microsoft Campus. Microsoft Teams soon become an instant focus for many educators wanting to collaborate and communicate seamlessly. Based on your feedback, Microsoft Teams continue to add new capabilities on a regular basis to make Microsoft Teams an even more powerful hub for teamwork. Here’s a summary…


Top Reasons to visit the Microsoft Campus @ BETT 2018

The countdown is on for BETT 2018, when Educators and technology unite for insights into how technology can be used in the Classroom. There’s never been a more exciting year for attendees to experience the latest trends and technology innovations for Education. The latest innovations and advances in technologies, including cloud, big data & advanced…