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…

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Let the techies do the tech. You, with your colleagues, are leaders of learning

Guest Post by Education Writer Gerald Haigh It’s clear that because Office 365, cloud-based, is licensed free to education, many more school leaders are going to be attracted by rich possibilities that they may previously have thought unaffordable. The savings on servers and maintenance alone can run into many thousands of pounds. Some, at least,…

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The Flipped Classroom, Is it really a new idea?

Guest Post by Education Writer Gerald Haigh ‘Flipped Learning’, or ‘Flipped Classroom’ is a teaching method that involves giving students the content of a future lesson for homework, then consolidating the learning in class. It started, so far as I can tell, in American colleges, with academics posting their lectures online in advance and then…

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Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 via DreamSpark.com

Originally posted by Lee Stott, Microsoft UK Faculty Connection DreamSpark subscribers can download Visual Studio FREE of Charge from either their Institutional DreamSpark ELMS store or direct from DreamSpark.com. Visual Studio 2013 is the best tool for developers and teams to build and deliver modern, connected applications on all of Microsoft’s platforms. From Windows Azure…

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