What schools need to know about Office 365 Education (and what you can get for free)

Excerpt from our Office 365 Education supplement developed in association with PC Pro Magazine. Office 365 Education gives teachers and students everything they need to communicate and collaborate, and in doing so aid learning. Over these two pages, we aim to answer all the questions anyone involved in school IT needs to know – from…

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Office 365 Education: Ask the OffPerts

Excerpt from our Office 365 Education supplement developed in association with PC Pro Magazine. The Saltash Community School’s student “OffPerts” have a passion for new technology, and their tutorial videos have helped staff and students around the country get to grips with Office 365 Education. We caught up with five of them – two Georges,…

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Let the techies do the tech. You, with your colleagues, are leaders of learning

Guest Post by Education Writer Gerald Haigh It’s clear that because Office 365, cloud-based, is licensed free to education, many more school leaders are going to be attracted by rich possibilities that they may previously have thought unaffordable. The savings on servers and maintenance alone can run into many thousands of pounds. Some, at least,…

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Office 365 Education: Ask the Expert

Excerpt from our Office 365 Education supplement developed in association with PC Pro Magazine. ALEX PEARCE IS FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF BFC NETWORKS, AND A SHAREPOINT MVP SPECIALISING IN THE USE OF MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION. HERE, ALEX ANSWERS SOME OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS SCHOOLS HAVE ABOUT OFFICE 365 EDUCATION. Question:  How easy is Office…

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Friday Overview

Another busy week in the Microsoft Education Department, here’s a recap of all of this week’s Further Education blog posts. Have a great weekend. Installing enterprise metro apps without using Microsoft Store Tablets for Schools Conference An Interview with Professor Steve Molyneux. Whether you want to be a Doctor or a Rockstar…Coding is for you…

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Office 365 Education: 6 great reasons to sign up

Excerpt from our Office 365 Education supplement developed in association with PC Pro Magazine. #1 You’ll never lose homework again Each staff and student account comes with 50GB of free storage for emails, documents, presentations and associated photos and media. That’s more than enough to last any student throughout their life at school. What’s more,…

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How to get your free tools!

One for the Students – Originally posted by Phil Cross on the UK Student Blog. Did you know that as a student you can get all Microsoft Developer Tools free of charge? In one word its “DreamSpark”. The latest version of our Professional Suite – Visual Studio 2013 is NOW available for you to download….

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The Flipped Classroom, Is it really a new idea?

Guest Post by Education Writer Gerald Haigh ‘Flipped Learning’, or ‘Flipped Classroom’ is a teaching method that involves giving students the content of a future lesson for homework, then consolidating the learning in class. It started, so far as I can tell, in American colleges, with academics posting their lectures online in advance and then…

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Bringing the cloud to researchers around the world and online

Originally posted on Microsoft Research Connections Blog These have been impressive days for European research, highlighted by last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN and this year’s publication of the fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Both are stunning examples of thousands of researchers collaborating to push the boundaries…

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Whether you want to be a Doctor or a Rockstar…Coding is for you

It shouldn’t come as any surprise to you when I tell you that here at the Microsoft Education Department we are head over heels, crazy passionate about the future of coding and the impact that it has and will have on young people. We are a technology company, so it’s almost obvious we would be…

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