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…


Microsoft Edu Moments

Happy Friday! It has been another busy week for our superb team of #MicrosoftEdu Educators!  Our Microsoft Moments blog this week will focus on: School Celebration Moment MEC Course of the Week E2 Event at  Microsoft, Paddington. Tweet Meet with with Educators Worldwide Top MIEE Tweet! Here’s this weeks Microsoft Moments: Students getting to know…


Showcase School Case Study- Danesfield School

Danesfield School To improve student performance, Danesfield School transformed their educational vision to centre around the effective use of technology. Danesfield brought more computers into classrooms and gave teachers training and access to the Microsoft Educator Community for professional development. Teachers can now learn at their own pace and they have discovered areas of interest…

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Office Web Apps – How do I get them?

One of the most exciting developments I think of Microsoft Office 2010, are the Office Web Apps. These are available now if you have a Windows Live ID. We will be looking at how you can use these web apps in the classroom in the next few months. But I wanted to share this post…

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It’s written in the stars – new resources for Worldwide Telescope

Do you believe in the idea that our futures and personalities are governed by Zodiac star signs. Here is an example, which one of these do you think describes myself and Kristen, are you able to identify our personality traits from just our blog posts? (or even from the occasions where you may have met…

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Challenge your 16+ students to think big – the Imagine Cup

For years, Microsoft has been running a competition for university developer and programming students called the Imagine Cup. In the Imagine Cup we challenge teams of students to find and build technology solutions to real-world issues. We encourage the world’s most talented software designers, programmers, game developers, and digital media enthusiasts to tackle, head on,…

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How much do you trust your students?

From what I’ve seen visiting schools in this country, I’d say on the whole…not much. (Don’t feel bad; teachers and schools in the US trust students a lot less.) The level trust we have for students and pupils is always made obvious when I visit other countries. Here are two examples. Denmark: I visited the…

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Worldwide Telescope – A Universe of Learning

Did you know that 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy? It’s also 40 years since man first stepped on the Moon. Because of this, in my recent school visits I’ve seen a lot of teachers undertaking projects based around Earth and space. (Incidentally, as a child of the 1960’s, I feel really old seeing…

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Why did the chickenman cross the road?

To collect another award of course….. Regular readers of our blog will know all about the Chickenman, aka Dan Roberts. He is one of our most proactive Innovative Teachers and award winners. But he’s not just all feathers and eggs; his work is highly motivating for his students bringing Dan a number of other accolades….

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