Agility and Feedback with OneNote

Educators are constantly assessing their students on content knowledge. We often walk around the classroom to see where students are at, whole class probe, and commonly use “exit tickets” as a strategy for formative assessment. The process can feel both repetitive and limiting. Thankfully, all of this can be done without the educator being “trapped”…


Showcase School: ARK Swift Academy Takeover!

This week, Microsoft Headquarters in London were taken over by students from one of our Showcase Schools, Ark Swift Primary Academy. Sparking creativity and imagination were the driving force that enabled our VIP guests to explore new technologies, including Mixed Reality found in Paint 3D, a new feature part of the Windows 10 creators update….


MIEE Spotlight- Simon Baddeley

In our next MIEE Spotlight, we are going to be looking at the incredible work of English Teacher Simon Baddeley, from The Freeston Academy, and his inspirational work incorporating Minecraft Education Edition into the writing process. Engaging young people in writing can sometimes be a challenge in the classroom. However, Simon has sparked his students imagination in…

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Reimagining the Writing Process

Finding time for students to imagine, draft, write and revise; finding time for feedback; creating effective collaborative environments for students; providing students proper instruction regarding the technical components of writing – can prove the most challenging parts of an educators role to ensure students make maximum progress. Microsoft in Education Microsoft Teams is a digital…


MIE in 123: Minecraft Education Edition

So you’re unable to miss the t-shirts, you have seen students getting excited about Minecraft and now you have heard there is a new Education version of the game. What is it all about? Why should I use it in my classroom? How is it going to benefit my students? Minecraft: Education Edition is an…


MIEE Spotlight- Joe Westermark

  On today’s MIEE Spotlight, we take a look at the innovative work of Joe Westermark, Teacher at Microsoft Showcase School Bae Baglan in Port Talbot, Wales. Joe is passionate about providing authentic learning experiences that enable his young people to develop 21st Century Skills.  Joe ensures his excellent practice of using Office 365 tools in…

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MIEE Spotlight- Charlotte Vernon

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is shining down on Charlotte Vernon from  Bolsover Church of England Junior School. Over the past 3 years at Bolsover, Charlotte has been a part of a variety of technological advancements which include utilising Office 365 and Surface Devices for effective teaching and learning. Charlotte is passionate about using OneNote Class Notebook…

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Microsoft EDU Moments

Last week we were delighted to hold our first ever E2 Exchange Event at our Paddington offices and the atmosphere was electric! We even made it as a Twitter Moment! This is a result of the hard work, dedication and commitment we all have in empowering our students to achieve more, so thank you! Here…


MIEE Spotlight- Nichola Thomas

Today’s MIEE Spotlight looks at the great work of Nichola Thomas, from Holy Name School in Wales. Over the past 17 years, Nichola has seen a rapid transformation in the way in which technology is used in schools. She has continued to keep up to date and has become a life long learner, embracing new…

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MIEE Spotlight- Rebecca Taylor

    Today’s MIEE Spotlight is on Rebecca Taylor, Computing Teacher at St James’ Church of England Primary School in Manchester. Rebecca is passionate about using technology to enhance and support learning across her whole school. Rebecca is always willing to try new things and have a go! This is so important when embracing technology in…

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