7 days left to claim your FREE UPGRADE to Windows 10

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Windows 10 launched on 29th July 2015, almost a year ago to the day. Upon launch we also announced that users of qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices could upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year following the official launch. We’re here to remind you that the deadline is approaching, and time is running out for you and your school to receive your free upgrade.


Take your OneNote Class Notebooks wherever you go with the new “Save a copy” feature

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As OneNote Class Notebooks become more popular, we’re often asked how a student or teacher can take their digital books with them when leaving school. Students graduate or change schools and would like to be able to bring the portfolio of work with them. Teachers change schools or take on a new role and also want to keep their Class Notebooks. Based on talking to lots of teachers and students, we launched the new “Save a copy” feature for Class Notebooks.


Surface Book in action: Blackbullion – managing student finances

All young people will have different aims and ambitions that they wish to fulfil in their future, whether they be career aspirations, buying their own home, starting a family, traveling the world or even launching their own business. However, one of the most restrictive factors upon these life goals is the level of debt facing…


#TheFeed – delve into the Office 365 Education Roadmap

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Office 365

The following article features in the July issue of the #TheFeed, which is out now: #TheFeed – Issue 7 – July2016—Tim Bush Docs.com Office 365 Roadmap Office 365 is available to students and teachers at no cost through their academic institution. Visit Office in education to check eligibility and to download onto multiple devices. When…


RefME Reveals Students’ Attitudes Towards Plagiarism

When it comes to building a bibliography and citing sources, students are often stumped, finding the process frustrating overall. Given it’s a fundamental element within all stages of one’s education, it becomes all the more important to highlight tools that can improve students grades and confidence when citing a wide range of sources.


Looking back to move forward: A process for whole-school transformation

As part of Microsoft’s mission to empower every educator and every student to achieve more, we have outlined both a framework and process to effectively help school leaders create whole school transformation. The Microsoft Education Transformation Process is a proven, comprehensive process that can help fast track system-wide transformation by summarizing decades of quality research.


MOS Championship UK Final 2016

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The 2016 UK Final of the MOS World Championship was held on Wednesday June 15 at Microsoft UK’s Paddington Office in Central London. It was a fantastic day at Microsoft’s Showcase Classroom with the UK Finalists taking their UK Final MOS Exams and hearing from Microsoft, Certiport and Prodigy Learning representatives.


6 Exciting updates to the Microsoft Educator Community

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June 2016 update - EducCommunity2

We are excited to share with you some exciting updates to the Microsoft Educator Community. Over the past few months, we have seen growth in the number of educators using the community and we have been actively collecting feedback, making improvements, and are now introducing useful new features. These new features ensure a smoother, more intuitive experience.


From #TheFeed: “Choices” – by Student Ambassador Laura-Jane Ellard

How many times have you been to a family gathering and heard something along the lines of “Oh to be young again!” or “You don’t know how easy you have it!” OK, I admit that not paying rent or bills is nothing but a good thing, but I do think it is often underestimated just how much young people have to go through growing up in the 21st Century. There’s pressure to get good grades, perhaps go to university, get a good career, make friends and sometimes it can be extremely overwhelming.