24 schools in 24 hours: Windows 8 Launch around the world in education

Originally posted on the Daily Edventures Blog. Wow, what an edventure the last 24 hours has been! It has been a phenomenal day. To celebrate the launch of Windows 8, I’ve just completed 24 events in 24 hours across 24 time zones, visiting with thousands of educators and students via the Microsoft Education Skype-athon (#MicrosoftEducation…


Windows 8 in Education eBook – Now Available

Our new Windows 8 in Education eBook is hot off the press. Written by leading practitioners, the eBook can get you started and inspire you about many of the great features of Windows 8 from an education perspective. The eBook is in sections. One is for hands-on educators, teachers and lecturers, while another is directed…


Windows 8 in Education Launch Day

With the launch of Windows 8 now only a day away, the excitement is building as we countdown to the general availability of our new OS. The ads are prepped and ready to go (if you haven’t had a chance to see any, check out an example below), our partners have created an inspiring selection…


Windows RT or Windows 8 devices for your school?

Guest post by Sean O’Shea With the upcoming Windows 8 launch happening tomorrow (Friday 26th October), I recently did a keynote speech at an event with one of our partners. We had a great turn out including head teachers, deputy head teachers and ICT leads from primary and secondary schools. It was overwhelming how much…


£20,000 scholarship for Computer Science teachers

Taken from the Department for Education Press release and educationgovuk As part of the Government’s mission to ensure Britain competes and thrives in the global race, Education Secretary Michael Gove today set out plans to boost the teaching of Computer Science by training up the first generation of outstanding new teachers in this vital subject….


Windows 8 in Education Launch Event: New Places Added

With only a week to go until our Windows 8 in education launch event at QPR FC, we have just added a few additional places for the event. The agenda for the event is as follow: Registration & Tea and Coffee: 2.30pm – 3.00pm Welcome (Matthew Cocks – Microsoft): 3.00pm – 3.10pm Introduction to QPR…


Microsoft launches YouthSpark

YouthSpark, Microsoft’s latest philanthropic effort, is a three-year initiative aimed at creating opportunities for 300 million young people worldwide. The new initiative will focus Microsoft’s philanthropic efforts squarely on youth, which sits in line with the UK’s recently announced partnership with UK Youth, a charity working with disadvantaged students across the UK. To achieve the…


End of service for Windows XP and Office 2003

If you are using Windows XP and Office 2003 in your school, college or university, we wanted to make you aware that the support for this will end in April 2014. Microsoft plans to end support for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 in 2014, and that will affect your education institution if you are…