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.
As well as the obvious treats of the season, December brings with it more MIEExpert webinars!
So regardless of whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, all are welcome and encouraged to register for any and all of the sessions below. Don’t worry if you can’t make it on the day – these will all be recorded and available after the live session, so sign up anyway to be emailed details of the content at a later date.
This week, we’re once again going to preview an upcoming global event by looking at some of the supporting materials that can be found on the MEC, and showing you how to get involved. The Hour of Code is a global movement during Computer Science Education Week, but your class can learn to code any week of the year. Get involved by inviting one of our Technology Guest Speakers to make a virtual visit to your class today using Skype in the Classroom!
Teachers at St Mungo’s High School have switched to Office 365 and now use programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Sway in lessons to boost learning. As a result of the move, which has taken place over the past 18 months, the school has gained Microsoft Showcase School status, giving it access to a professional community that embraces technology to transform education and make it more efficient. Microsoft Showcase Schools focus on personalised learning for students through the use of one-to-one learning devices and Office 365 Education.
Ahead of the #Skypeathon later this month, teachers yet to use Skype in the Classroom have a great opportunity to familiarise themselves with this hugely popular learning tool through a Professional Development Webinar, which is our focus for this week’s MEC Monday blog post.
We are pleased to announce two new features for Office Lens—the Immersive Reader and the Frame Guide for iOS. Combined, these new updates expand our toolbox, which we first brought to OneNote and are now bringing to OneNote Online, Word for the desktop and Word Online.
The following post originally appeared on the main Microsoft in Education Blog, and is all about how young learners in Scotland are being empowered to achieve more through the tools found within Office 365, and are connected through Scotland’s nationwide educational web service: Glow. You may also recognise the teacher from the story, Natalie Burgess, who this year joined us as one of our Microsoft Teacher Ambassadors.
The following post is a guest post from Microsoft in Education partner Learning Possibilities, that looks at how using Office 365 to improve teaching and learning at Regents College has been made easier through the use of LP+365.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is more than a buzz word- it is a paradigm shift in education. STEM places the student at the centre of learning- enabling them to question, interact and build the world they see as well as the world they want to see. With so many options, it can be difficult knowing where to start or what’s new.
Our friends over in the Windows team have put this useful step by step guide together for upgrading to Windows 10 from a previous version of Windows, such as Windows 7. In addition to showing you how to upgrade your OS to Windows 10, the guide will also show you how to manage devices, apps, and users in Windows 10.