Friday Overview

Another busy week in the Microsoft Education Department, here’s a recap of all of this week’s Higher Education blog posts. Have a great weekend. Installing enterprise metro apps without using Microsoft Store An Interview with Professor Steve Molyneux. Whether you want to be a Doctor or a Rockstar…Coding is for you Bringing the cloud to…

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Office 365 Education: 6 great reasons to sign up

Excerpt from our Office 365 Education supplement developed in association with PC Pro Magazine. #1 You’ll never lose homework again Each staff and student account comes with 50GB of free storage for emails, documents, presentations and associated photos and media. That’s more than enough to last any student throughout their life at school. What’s more,…

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How to get your free tools!

One for the Students – Originally posted by Phil Cross on the UK Student Blog. Did you know that as a student you can get all Microsoft Developer Tools free of charge? In one word its “DreamSpark”. The latest version of our Professional Suite – Visual Studio 2013 is NOW available for you to download….

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Bringing the cloud to researchers around the world and online

Originally posted on Microsoft Research Connections Blog These have been impressive days for European research, highlighted by last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN and this year’s publication of the fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Both are stunning examples of thousands of researchers collaborating to push the boundaries…

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Whether you want to be a Doctor or a Rockstar…Coding is for you

It shouldn’t come as any surprise to you when I tell you that here at the Microsoft Education Department we are head over heels, crazy passionate about the future of coding and the impact that it has and will have on young people. We are a technology company, so it’s almost obvious we would be…

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An Interview with Professor Steve Molyneux.

Tablet Academy CEO, Steve Molyneux understands what’s involved with integrating devices into a classroom setting. For educational institutions a lot rides on the success of the transition and so having a well thought out plan that makes for a simple and fun adoption is paramount. Not least, building technical ability and confidence with the educators…

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Installing enterprise metro apps without using Microsoft Store

Originally posted by Lee Stott on Microsoft UK Faculty Connection Blog on 3rd April 2012 Over the past few days I have had a few questions re how does a University go about installing Enterprise apps onto Windows 8 machines without having to setup Microsoft Live IDs on each of the machines, As your all…

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Friday Recap Post

Check out the links below for a recap of all of this weeks blog posts. Have a great weekend. DreamSpark Student Review: Alex Furnell, University Student Are Tablets the biggest transformation in education since the internet? UTC Reading students are first in the UK to get professional Microsoft qualifications and become IT Academy Flipping the…

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Importance of Computer Science in the Curriculum Conference, sponsored by ASCL and Microsoft

On the 14th November, the Association for School and College Leaders and Microsoft co-hosted the first Importance of Computer Science in the Curriculum Conference in the Microsoft London offices. The aim of the day was to convey the necessity of students learning computer science at school. and provide hands-on advice for schools needing to implement…

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Flipping the Classroom

The flipped classroom model involves the use of technology and online media to improve learning in the classroom. In short the teacher spends more time interacting with students in the classroom rather than presenting to them. The most common example of this is when teachers create videos (or use other resources such as YouTube or…

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