Nurturing Digital Skills in Further Education

Employability is a concern across the whole of education. For the further education and skills sector, however, it is key focus, a driver of strategy and a measure of overall performance. As a result, successful colleges make sure they are continuously aware of the qualities which employers look for in job-seekers.


SQA launches new PC Passport qualification alongside MOS Scotland Championship in partnership with Prodigy Learning

Digital skills that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional academic subjects and permeate further into the way candidates work on all levels are increasingly sought after by employers. Schools need to find a balance between ensuring that all areas of the curriculum are covered, and blending into that the development of the skills and disciplines…


Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorial Will Inspire Students to Learn Computer Science Skills

The following post first appeared on the Microsoft in Education blog on Monday November 16th — New Resources for Educators and School Leaders Available Today By Anthony Salcito, vice president, Microsoft Education To the community of 100 million players around the world, Minecraft represents many things – creativity, strategy, collaboration and survival, just to name…


Microsoft delivers new school supplies for class this year

The following post originally appeared as a cross-post on the Microsoft in Education Blog and the Official Microsoft Blog. — Microsoft delivers new school supplies for class this year By Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education. The stores are chock-full of school supplies, buses are back on their routes, and anticipation is in the…


6 Ways Microsoft technology helps foster creativity and critical thinking skills

The following is a repost from the main Microsoft in Education blog. —– 6 Ways Microsoft technology helps foster creativity and critical thinking skills More and more classrooms are doing away with traditional teaching strategies and are emphasizing nurturing students’ self-expression and creativity. Here are six ways technology can be used in the classroom to…


By the Numbers: Microsoft’s Impact on Education [INFOGRAPHIC]

The following is a re-post from the global Microsoft in Education blog: By the Numbers: Microsoft’s Impact on Education   From teachers and school leaders to governments and communities around the globe, a massive effort is underway to modernize and transform education. This transformation is a long journey, full of unexpected twists and turns, lessons…


Work towards M.Ed qualifications through Microsoft, Tablet Academy and Lamar University global partnership

Microsoft has recently announced a global partnership with Lamar University, the largest teacher training University in the United States, in order for  teachers world-wide to gain post-graduate academic recognition for their participation in continued personal development courses provided by Microsoft. The programme has been developed with the combined efforts of Professors George Saltsman and Steve…


Baby Steps into the Cloud: ICT as a service for education

The education team are busy working on a number of new eBooks that will be launched on this blog over the next couple of months. Keep an eye on our Twitter account (Microsoft_ed_uk) to be one of the first to know when they are available. In the meantime, though, we thought you might find one…

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One-derful

Not sure if I can get away with such a corny title but, hey, I’m trying to unleash my creativity for the summer holidays   I’m a fan of OneNote, but I know that it’s relatively undiscovered by teachers and students. It is included in the version of Office Home & Student that’s sold through…

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Partners in Learning 2007 Progress Report

The Partners in Learning (PiL) programme from Microsoft has been running for 5 years now (and 3 years in the UK), and has supported a wide range of educational projects in conjunction with government and educational agencies worldwide. In the UK, we’ve been working with organisations including the TDA, Childline, Becta and Futurelab on a…

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