Young Scottish students’ countrywide collaboration fuels learning and leadership

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.


Finding the right devices for education

When looking for suitable and affordable devices for education, there are many factors to consider. Whether you are a post-grad researcher looking for a powerful personal laptop, a parent wishing to provide your child with a 2-in-1 device for further education, or indeed a head teacher needing to equip classes or an entire school with portable devices suitable for education, there are plenty of options to navigate. To help parents, teachers and students find the devices with the necessary functionality and that fall within your budget, the device finder on the Microsoft Education website will quickly refine your options.


“Small steps to big impact” – Register now for Hack The Classroom, September 24th

Hack The Classroom is back! On Saturday 24th September educators from all over the world will come together to share ideas, experiences, insights and conversation, as the education community as a whole looks to drive further innovation in the classroom through the use of technology. The theme for this live event will be “small steps to big impact”, and joining host Anthony Salcito is a line-up of exciting industry speakers and trailblazing educators, featuring many hacks created by teachers from around the world.


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…


MIE Minute – EduCast Series, Skype in the Classroom and more

Ahead of the new academic year starting in September, we’re pleased to be back with more news and resources from the MIE Minute Newsletter. As always, we have the three shareable items that our MIE Experts will be circulating throughout their networks, and in addition to this we are excited to share details of the…


How educators can get more from Twitter with Windows 10

Education is one area to have hugely benefited from the technological advances in communication seen in the last decade or so, with the rise of social media and blogging providing teachers from all around the world with a means of quickly and easily documenting their activities and ideas, and a variety of outlets and channels…


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…


Language Education – Scotland Aiming For 1+2 Policy

This is a guest post from Hélène Fyffe, an undergraduate starting her final year at Edinburgh Napier University, having spent a year on placement with Microsoft UK Education as part of her course. — I’m sure our Scottish readers will be familiar with the Scottish Government’s recent policy A one plus two approach to language…