#TheFeed – Student Ambassador: The Microsoft Showcase Classroom

The following article was written by Jordan Lipman, and originally appeared in Issue 7 of #TheFeed. Jordan has been with us for the last year as an undergraduate intern on placement, and has looked after the Microsoft Showcase Classroom in our London offices. Here he shares his reflections on the last 12 months, as well as some of the more commonly asked questions he has heard from educators and school leaders.

7 days left to claim your FREE UPGRADE to Windows 10

Windows 10 launched on 29th July 2015, almost a year ago to the day. Upon launch we also announced that users of qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices could upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year following the official launch. We’re here to remind you that the deadline is approaching, and time is running out for you and your school to receive your free upgrade.

Take your OneNote Class Notebooks wherever you go with the new “Save a copy” feature

As OneNote Class Notebooks become more popular, we’re often asked how a student or teacher can take their digital books with them when leaving school. Students graduate or change schools and would like to be able to bring the portfolio of work with them. Teachers change schools or take on a new role and also want to keep their Class Notebooks. Based on talking to lots of teachers and students, we launched the new “Save a copy” feature for Class Notebooks.

Connecting with teachers and students through our new ‘Meet the Microsofties’ program

In Issue #7 of our monthly e-magazine #TheFeed, we featured a post written by Eran Megiddo, corporate vice president of the Education, OneNote and Wunderlist engineering teams. This article looks at how Microsoft employees are being connected with students and teachers around the world in order to form the new ‘Meet the Microsofties’ community. #TheFeed – Issue…

#HackTheClassroom Online Live Event – Register Now!

We’re always on the lookout for new ways to help teachers – and indeed students – innovate in the classroom. When you bring minds and ideas from all over the world together, you facilitate collaboration and catalysis on a much greater level by exposing people to new and different ways of thinking, and ultimately broaden…

Thought Leadership: Global change makers explore the future of education

In Issue 7 of #TheFeedUK we featured an article by Kate Robinson, Editor in Chief of HundrEd, which explored the future of education from the perspective of those change makers throughout the world.  #TheFeed is an online magazine produced by Microsoft Education UK, in conjunction with teachers, students and academic institutions. Featuring stories, best practices and thought-leadership, #TheFeed…

New academies to tackle serious digital skills gap in UK

A series of new academies will be opened to tackle the serious digital skills gap across the UK, amid demand from companies for more computer-literate staff. Five Microsoft and Risual academies are to be unveiled across the UK, with the first located in Derby, as part of a partnership with IT services company Risual and a select group of colleges.

#TheFeed: Simon de Senlis Primary School – A Year in Review

In the latest extract from the July 2016 issue of #TheFeed, we hand the mic over to Tom Rees – Head of Simon de Senlis Primary and a Director of the Northampton Primary Academy Trust – to talk about the Microsoft Showcase Schools programme and look back on the last two years to review the opportunities and impact that he has experienced through the programme.

New immersive and inclusive learning experiences for Windows 10

Our mission in education is to empower every student on the planet to achieve more. We’re reaching more and more students and teachers every day – providing them with immersive and inclusive learning experiences. Today, Microsoft announced the next major update to Windows and highlighted some of these new experiences for the classroom. Learn how…