How the restructured Educator Community better supports educators

We’re pleased to share the news of updates to the Microsoft Educator Community, based on feedback from you – the users! The site itself has undergone a significant makeover, with a new layout and structure designed to better support educators around the world. Packed full of fantastic teacher resources such as lesson plans, CPD course, quick tip videos, badges, discussions and the hugely popular Skype in the Classroom virtual fieldtrips, the Microsoft Educator Community is everything a teacher needs to develop, all in one place.


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…


How to start your CPD with the Microsoft Educator Community

If you are a frequent reader of the blog, you may have seen many of our posts recently referring to the Microsoft Educator Community. This digital community is your one-stop shop for everything you may need for teacher training and CPD, combining experience of the Microsoft Educator Network and Skype in the Classroom.  This site is…


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…


Pitman Training Announces Microsoft Office (MOS) Certification Diploma

Pitman Training Group, in partnership with Microsoft and Prodigy Learning, today officially launched its new Microsoft Office (MOS) Certification Diploma. This innovative programme is designed to allow job-seekers to demonstrate to employers that they have top-level Microsoft Office skills. It combines renowned Pitman training with a globally recognised Microsoft certification. Microsoft Office ranks as the…


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…


Hour of Code – offering teachers free resources to allow students to learn basic coding skills

Last year, over 100 organisations joined forces to launch the largest education event in history: the Hour of Code. Digital skills are set to add £3bn to the economy in the next five years, and it is important that the next generation doesn’t miss out on the potential the digital world offers and the ability…


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…


Microsoft Virtual Academy: Investing in your Future

With so much buzz around cloud services and architecting your business for the cloud, it’s easy to feel left behind. Don’t fret; there are plenty of ways to keep up with the latest and greatest news, information and training. If you’ve not heard about the Microsoft Virtual Academy before then you’re in for a treat!…

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Windows Azure Bootcamp – Powered by Tech.Days, Edinburgh 11th November 2011

If you are a developer looking to take advantage of cloud computing, but you haven’t yet taken the plunge, this free day of training is the quickest way to get up-to-speed with Microsoft’s offering; Windows Azure. We’ll take you from knowing nothing about the cloud to actually having written some code, deployed it to the…

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