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…


Microsoft Teams- February Update

  This week marks the first anniversary of #MicrosoftTeams, growing significantly in both new capabilities and customer usage. A game changer in the Education market, based on feedback from educators, new capabilities are continually added on a regular basis to make Microsoft Teams an even more powerful hub for teamwork. Here’s a summary of the…

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“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…


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…


Make your New Year’s Resolution opening up the hearts and minds of your students with Skype in the Classroom

As we return to school and embark upon the new year, we encourage educators to make it one of change in which they embark upon new opportunities to inspire their students and enhance their learning opportunities. Skype in the Classroom provides an easy and free opportunity to do just this, opening up your classroom walls…

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Want to become a Microsoft School? Start your Digital Transformation Today

Transformation is never easy, but Microsoft have put together technology tools that can help along the way allowing your school to smoothly embark upon a Digital Transformation journey. The first step along the way is to build a school transformation framework and you can easily utilise Microsoft’s ‘School Transformation Toolkit’ to map out the process…

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MIEE Spotlight- Rosslyn Lee

Today’s MIEE Spotlight focuses on Rosslyn Lee, a Digital Learning Development Officer in Scotland. Within her role, she supports learners and staff in sixty-three schools across the local authority to use a variety of digital technologies including Glow and Office 365. Rosslyn actively promotes the use of the Microsoft Educator Community for CPD, Office 365…

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MIEE Spotlight- Simon Goodall

Today’s MIEE Spotlight highlights the work of Simon Goodall,  Assistant Head teacher at Denbigh School, a Microsoft School in Milton Keynes.  At Denbigh School they are utilising the use of the Office 365 suite to create ‘Digital Pioneers’ of technology. Their aim is to empower their students to achieve more and progress through utilising technology…

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MIEE Spotlight- Richard Grice

On today’s MIEE Spotlight we have Head of E-Learning and Teacher of Physics Richard Grice from Brighton College. Richard is a passionate and forward thinking teacher, who embraces technology in his classroom. Due to his great expertise and innovation, Richard was chosen as one of the top teachers in the UK to attend Microsoft’s Global Teacher…

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MIEE Spotlight- Gordon Wardlaw

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is shining brightly on Gordon Wardlaw, Chemistry Teacher from Grangemouth High School in Scotland. Gordon loves being involved in wider school life and is dubbed as ‘Mr ICT’! Gordon is a teacher who is willing to take risks and try new things in the classroom, evaluating and improving them to ensure they…

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