SEND tools from Microsoft - Empowering every student on the planet to achieve more

As part of Microsoft’s aim to empower every student on the planet to achieve more, there are a number of tools and functions available across Windows 10 and Surface devices to help both teachers and students in classes with SEND. The following infographic shows some of the resources available, and which areas of SEND they can assist.

#MIEExpert-led Webinars - December 2016 Schedule

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.

Limited time offer on Premium Surface EDU Bundles

Available with EES renewals between July and December 31st, qualified educational institutions can purchase up to 30 Premium Surface Pro 4 or Premium Surface Book EDU Bundles and Complete for EDU Bundles at 20% off MSRP.

Microsoft Surface Studio and Windows 10 Creators Update announced

It’s been an exciting week at Microsoft, with the announcement of the Surface Studio taking the headlines at Wednesday’s Microsoft Windows 10 Event in New York. But it wasn’t just the Surface Studio that was unveiled, as a number of other announcements were made, many of which will have a great impact within education.

Microsoft Showcase School Ysgol Bae Baglan to open doors to 1,500 students

The subject of a recent BBC feature, Ysgol Bae Baglan in Port Talbot is a brand new Microsoft Showcase School, and a shining example of how technology can be used to empower educators and transform learning outcomes for students. The subject of a recent feature on BBC Wales, Ysgol Bae Baglan in Port Talbot is a brand new Microsoft Showcase School, and a shining example of how technology can be used to empower educators and transform learning outcomes for students.

Surface in Education event - October 22nd, Microsoft UK HQ

  :: EVENT UDPATED: now including first look at newly announced Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 ::   Next month we will be opening the doors of our UK HQ for a full day of all things Surface within education. Interact and take a sneak peek at what the future of classroom looks like with…

Surface Pro 3 – improving flexibility at East Berkshire College

East Berkshire College is the latest further education institution to champion the deployment of the Surface Pro 3 amongst their population of students and teachers alike. With 8,000 students, the college aims to improve high quality technology resources in order to give students the flexibility and versatility to work effectively outside of the classroom. This…


Gerald Haigh explores the research into the learning effects of Typing vs. Handwriting

The following is a guest post written by Gerald Haigh. — Typing or Handwriting?   The efficiency of the inking facility now available on Surface, with the brilliant Surface pen, is provoking a revival of the old debate about the relative merits of handwriting and typing. Recent Microsoft research brings sound evidence into the issue,…

Free Surface Devices for the first 300 institutions attending Tablets for Schools Conference.

We’ve promoted this great conference before but were now thrilled to announce that Microsoft Education UK will be giving away 300 surface devices to schools at the conference. On Monday 9th December 2013 Tablets for Schools will be holding their first conference at the QEII in Westminster. The focus will be on providing delegates with…


Academic pricing on Surface RT

Microsoft is pleased to offer special pricing on Surface RT directly to schools and universities for a limited time between 19th June 2013 and 31st August 2013. Our mission in education is to help schools and universities, students and educators realise their full potential. One way we do this is by offering software, hardware and…