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…


Student Survival Tips from Cortana

As students all over the country are returning to college and university, the pressures upon self-reliance and organisation will be slowly but surely cranking up as the work continues to flow steadily their way, and deadlines that seemed far away begin to loom ever closer on the horizon. For older students, particularly those in Higher…


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…


OneNote for Students – Collaborating in the classroom with a OneNote Class Notebook [Interactive Tutorial]

The need for collaboration and communication between and among students and teachers is a high priority within education, and having the appropriate technology to seamlessly blend this in to day-to-day teaching and learning is key. In recent weeks we’ve been exploring some of the interactive tutorials that can be found on the OneNote in Education…


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…


OneNote for Students – Getting the most out of OneNote [Interactive Tutorial]

Creating notes during classes, or researching a topic for a project or assignment will often involve having to gather information from a variety of sources and in a number of different formats. Thanks to OneNote, students are able to easily collate, organise, annotate, link, share and protect their work in their notebooks. OneNote is available…


OneNote for Students – Working faster with OneNote [Interactive Tutorial]

It may sound cliché, but all students are individuals. No matter what age they are, whether they are at primary schools, sixth form college or university, they will each have their own ways of note taking and studying that work for them. Being able to enjoy the flexibility of creating and organising notes, homework, assignments…


GUEST POST: Surface 3 in education – a student’s view

Contained within last week’s blog post announcing the 10% educational discount on the Surface 3, was a case-study video shot at Wymondham High Academy, all about the effects of such a device on the day to day endeavours of a student. Harry Traynor, a Microsoft Global Ambassador and student at Wymondham, was the one lucky…


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…


How entrepreneurial are your students? Get Started @ Future Decoded

Have your students got an idea to build an app or game but don’t know how to get started? Microsoft are making it easier than ever for entrepreneurs and students to build out their dreams in the cloud. Come to Get Started@ Future Decoded on 12th Nov to find out how to get free cloud…

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