Showcase Classroom FAQs – Demonstrating learning through Sway

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We have seen thousands of educators, colleges and universities come through the Showcase Classroom, each at a different stage in their journey of digital transformation, and in every session we are asked a range of questions about our technology and how it can make a real impact in the classroom. These questions and discussions will form the basis of our Showcase Classroom blog series, where we will be sharing the insights, experiences, tips & tricks and more, from those who pass through the Showcase Classroom.


Imagine Academy – providing digital skills, curricula & certifications to teachers, students and staff

The following post is from Anthony Nneke, Education Business Manager at Microsoft UK. Anthony leads on the Imagine Academy on behalf of the Microsoft UK Education team. What does Microsoft Offer In relation to Professional Development and Digital Skills for Institutions? Teacher Capacity is a crucial factor in driving success in classrooms around the world. At Microsoft,…


#MIEExpert Blog Post: How OneNote has become integral to learning at St Mungo’s High School

Our OneNote journey at St Mungo’s RC High School in Scotland started in early 2015 when a few “early adopter” teachers started using the OneNote Class Notebook app when it became available on the waffle menu through our Glow (Scottish schools intranet) sign-in. Word soon spread about what a fantastic tool we had available to us…


SEND tools from Microsoft – Empowering every student on the planet to achieve more

As part of Microsoft’s aim to empower every student on the planet to achieve more, there are a number of tools and functions available across Windows 10 and Surface devices to help both teachers and students in classes with SEND. The following infographic shows some of the resources available, and which areas of SEND they can assist.


Ian Fordham announced as new Director of Education for Microsoft UK

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Microsoft has hired one of the UK’s top education technology leaders to lead its work in the sector. Ian Fordham, currently CEO of Edtech UK and a Mayor of London Tech Ambassador, will join the company in January as Director of Education. He will oversee Microsoft’s work involving schools, colleges, universities and other learning organisations.


Announcing the micro:bit Christmas Challenge!

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2016-12-04-christmas-challenge

The Micro:bit Foundation has been contacted by Santa Claus himself. He has heard how amazing the micro:bit is and the wonderful things being created with it and, being a techie chap himself, wondered if anybody out there could design a piece of micro:bit tech that could help him with his deliveries on Christmas Eve.


Microsoft Teacher Ambassador Natalie Burgess at ‘Innovation in Education’, Liverpool

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natandclass

On Tuesday, Microsoft Education are heading to Liverpool to attend Innovation in Education: Enhanced learning and engagement through technology. Speaking at the event is Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Natalie Burgess, one of our Microsoft Teacher Ambassadors. Natalie will be showing all attendees Microsoft in Education, and how she is aiming towards Microsoft’s mission: empowering every student on the planet to achieve more.


Complete an Hour of Code as part of Computer Science Education Week

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minecraft2016

Next week sees the return of Computer Science Education Week, and with it the opportunity to join tens of millions of other students in over 180 countries, in participating in the Hour of Code! A huge range of coding activities can be carried out on a range of devices, or all within your internet browser making things easy and accessible. Simple step by step instructions guide students and teachers through the process of created your very own games and programs.


The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl – Minecraft: Education Edition at Darran Park Primary

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The following is a guest post from James Protheroe, #MIEExpert and teacher at Microsoft Showcase School Darran Park Primary. Last week James was a keynote speaker at the UK launch event for Minecraft: Education Edition. In the post below, James talks about how his students have been taking part in a cross-curricular global project involving the works of beloved children’s author Roald Dahl, and the use of Minecraft.