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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Minecraft: Education Edition – World Library

Written by Microsoft Learning Consultant Liz Wilson Setting up a new world in Minecraft: Education Edition is easy, right? You sign in… press play.. select ‘create new’… choose ‘Blocks of Grass’ and you are done! A perfect, flat, empty world all ready for you to spend hours working in to carefully create an immersive space…

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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…


Use Microsoft Forms with your favourite and familiar apps

Microsoft Forms as a relatively new app within Office 365 has undergone rapid developments so that it has now become a firm favourite as both a classroom and admin tool for Educators using Office 365. Did you know that it’s now even easier to use Forms with your colleagues and students seamlessly? Through integration with…

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The Microsoft Education Roadshow is back!

Here’s what to expect and how to sign up! What is the Microsoft Education Roadshow? The Microsoft UK Education Roadshow will help fulfil our mission to empower the students and teachers of today to create the world of tomorrow. With over 100 events taking place across the UK in 2017 and 2018, this is the…

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What’s the difference between OneNote and OneNote 2016?

One of the most commonly asked questions when delivering training on OneNote is ‘which version should I use?’ The aim of this blog post is to dispel the confusion and explain the differences between the two apps to help you decide which version of OneNote is the best choice for you. The below information is…

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Get trained with Minecraft Education Edition

Minecraft: Education Edition – Lesson Plans So you have seen Minecraft: Education Edition, heard how transformational it can be in the classroom, are keen to use it in your own classroom – perhaps you have even used it in one of your lessons. But now you are stuck for ideas on how to bring it…

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Windows 10 Tip: Bring your stories to life with the reimagined Photos app

Did you know that with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the reimagined Photos app makes creating and editing videos easy and fun – no editing experience required? Personalize and share your story like never before using your photos, videos, inking, and even 3D effects. Let’s take a closer look. To get started, head to…

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Microsoft Teams – One stop for Collaboration and Communication

One of our latest tools in Office 365 is Microsoft Teams, which is quickly becoming one of our most popular tools for staff and classroom collaboration. With a dedicated development team, the app is rapidly updating and last month announced a summary of the latest updates which can be found here.  New apps in Microsoft…

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