#MIEExpert WEBINAR: Light up your classroom with Sway

After a short break for half-term, our series of live and on-demand webinars led by teachers continues this week with a session hosted by Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Paul Dredge, as he demonstrates how Sway can enhance learning. During the half hour session you will be given an overview of how to use the app, and a variety of other tips and tricks for using Sway in your classroom, as well as a live demonstration and tutorial.


Diversions and Distractions – Gerald Haigh’s thoughts on conversation through technology

The following post is written by Gerald Haigh, and explores the resistance to change that can be evident when there is a paradigm shift in the way we communicate with one another. Obviously this has clear parallels in the classroom, where the best method for presenting and communicating new information to and between students is hotly debated – particularly the role that technology can play.


Redefining Learning Tour – remaining summer dates at Microsoft Showcase Schools

As we move towards the month of May, thoughts inevitably turn to exams, the end of the school year, and of course the summer holidays! But before that there is still time for teachers and school leaders to expand their own understanding and objectives for the use of technology within education, as a vehicle for delivering great content…


First time authoring and publishing enhancements for Office Mix

Last month we published a new eBook – ‘MIXing it up’ – all about using Office Mix to improve learning. As well as introducing the ways that Office Mix can give additional functionality to PowerPoint presentations, the eBook contains some contextual examples and advice specifically for using Mix in education. In the meantime the Office…


Microsoft Supports the iDEA Programme in Partnership with the Duke of York

Getting young people into the digital industry and entrepreneurship Microsoft Ventures in the UK recently announced a new partnership with the Nominet Trust and the Duke of York to help support the iDEA Programme, which aims to support more than one million young people to pursue their own ideas, develop their digital skills and get to…


Little Miss Geek Wearable Tech Event

On 25th April, the fashion and technology worlds collided at a schools event where girls were encourage to create Wearable Technology. The event, held in celebration of International Girls in ICT Day, was hosted by social enterprise company Little Miss Geek, who aim to inspire upcoming generations of women to become engaged in the technological…

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Exciting Learning: Interactive lessons

For the students of today, technology is highly captivating and engaging. It makes learning exciting, creates a buzz about lessons and work assignments and supports both you as a teacher and your students as learners. We encourage the use of technology in education, but ultimately understand that a good education comes from good teaching and…

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Intellect Education Group Seminar – Key Technology Challenges in FE

After being based in and around Russell Square for the last 5 years during my time at ULCC, yesterday I found myself back in familiar surroundings for the Intellect Education Group seminar, which have their offices directly on Russell Square. With speakers including Lynne Sedgmore (157 Group), Clive Hill (Birmingham Metropolitan and Matthew Dean (AOC),…

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Meet the UK Finalists of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011

The Imagine Cup, started in 2003,  is an annual competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft to give young technologists in universities worldwide the chance to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges using Microsoft tools and technology. More than 325,000 register over 100 countries however places are tight with only 400 finalists get through, this…

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