Never mind budget, Imagination is all you need!

Which lessons do you remember from your time at school? How about the one where you made a rocket out of a plastic bottle? Or the one where you used crayons and paper to reveal the patterns on tree bark? What about the one where you walked along your local river, measuring pebbles for erosion…


Championing the Microsoft Educator Community as a Digital Learning Strategy

Today’s guest blog post comes from one of our amazingly dedicated Scottish MIEExperts Alan O’Neill an inspirational leader within his own institution sharing the great things that can be achieved with Microsoft in Education.    My name is Alan O’Neill and I am a Lecturer in Computing and IT at Dundee and Angus College (D&A)…

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The Minecraft Educator Community

written by Microsoft Learning Consultant, Liz Wilson   I discovered the wonders of using Minecraft in my classroom around 3 years ago when I was trying desperately to find a way to inspire a group of under confident 8 year-olds in mathematics. I had heard of Minecraft as a wonderful classroom tool and my I…

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FE and HE Microsoft Bootcamp: “Never has hard work felt like so much fun!”

Today’s guest blog post is written by Elaine Topham, Learning Technologist and MIEExpert and Deborah Millar, Group Director of Digital Learning Technologies and Certified MIE at The Grimsby Institute, both dedicated to using Microsoft Education in their own practices. The blog post itself gives their own account of the FE and HE bootcamp held by Microsoft…

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Using technology to construct knowledge

Technology is required for the knowledge construction when it allows students to complete activities that would be impossible without the use of technology in the classroom. For example, students might be asked to communicate via skype with students in another country on a project over the course of two weeks. The project is to measure…


E2 Spotlight- Dan Bunker

Here is the first in a series of blogs which will share and highlight the great stories of our amazing MIEEs who attended the E2 Global Education Exchange in Singapore! We asked them to share their experiences of becoming a MIEE as well as some of their personal highlights from the Road to E2! First…

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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…


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…


New ways to use apps and get more done in Microsoft Teams!

New features in Microsoft Teams make it an even more powerful hub for teamwork by enabling you to use apps in new ways—including the ability to command apps and take quick actions from the command box, as well as include content from an app in a conversation. This marks the biggest single release of new…


Become a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator @BETT 2018

The Microsoft Educator Community is a free professional learning platform designed to support and train educators using Microsoft products for teaching and learning. Build your skills on Windows 10, take interactive quizzes and earn badges to become a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator. Once registered you will find courses, resources, training and lessons, and earn badges…

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