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.


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.


Azure egress fee waiver for the academic community

This announcement first appeared on the Microsoft Azure blog. Based on Microsoft’s extensive experience engaging and working with the academic community, we strongly believe educational institutions of all types and sizes can benefit from cloud services, for research as well as for teaching and learning environments. Microsoft also understands the need for academia to better…


How to start your CPD with the Microsoft Educator Community

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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…


OneNote in Education eBook – Chapter 8: OneNote for the teacher and administrator – OneNote Staff Notebook

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Over the past few weeks, we have been exploring our OneNote in Education eBook through a series of blog posts which delve into the individual chapters in more detail. The eBook was created with the help of Emma Hicks, a #MIEExpert, and explores the ways in which teaching and learning can be enhanced through the use…


Office Lens now includes Office 365 support for iOS and more features for business professionals, teachers and students

Further to our post earlier in the week detailing the updates to the OneNote Class Notebook Creator, we also have some news about another related product, Office Lens. The following post comes once again from the OneNote Team, and originally appeared on the Office Blog. — Office Lens now includes Office 365 support for iOS…


Surface in Education event – October 22nd, Microsoft UK HQ

    :: EVENT UDPATED: now including first look at newly announced Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 ::   Next month we will be opening the doors of our UK HQ for a full day of all things Surface within education. Interact and take a sneak peek at what the future of classroom looks like…


UK Imagine Cup Finalist Konstantin Delov looks at the opportunities available with free Azure for Students

Imagine Cup is a global student technology program and competition that provides opportunities for students across all disciplines to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications, games and integrates solutions that can change the way we live, work and play. Konstantin Delov is an Exeter University student and…


How educators can get more from Twitter with Windows 10

Education is one area to have hugely benefited from the technological advances in communication seen in the last decade or so, with the rise of social media and blogging providing teachers from all around the world with a means of quickly and easily documenting their activities and ideas, and a variety of outlets and channels…


Windows 10 Countdown: Do multiple things at once with Windows 10

With now only two days until the launch of Windows 10, we’re continuing our look at some of the new and improved features that users can expect to enjoy once they update from Wednesday onwards. A regular task in the life of any student or teacher is researching and working on projects, often involving switching…