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.


First time authoring and publishing enhancements for Office Mix

Last month we published a new eBook – ‘MIXing it up’ – all about using Office Mix to improve learning. As well as introducing the ways that Office Mix can give additional functionality to PowerPoint presentations, the eBook contains some contextual examples and advice specifically for using Mix in education. In the meantime the Office…


Automating the creation of SharePoint Resources

The following is a guest post from Richard Young, Director of Digital Learning at Wood Green School Witney, a comprehensive school 10 miles west of Oxford. Wood Green use Salamander Active Directory and Salamander SharePoint for automatic maintenance of Active Directory accounts and SharePoint sites.   Wood Green in Witney Oxfordshire is one the hundreds…


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…


Little Miss Geek Wearable Tech Event

On 25th April, the fashion and technology worlds collided at a schools event where girls were encourage to create Wearable Technology. The event, held in celebration of International Girls in ICT Day, was hosted by social enterprise company Little Miss Geek, who aim to inspire upcoming generations of women to become engaged in the technological…

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Exciting Learning: Interactive Lectures

Based on a guest post from Daniel Boris, student at University of Sussex. “Technology allows students to become much more engaged in constructing their own knowledge, and cognitive studies show that ability is key to learning success.” – Susan Henderson, Vice-President of Institutional Advancement – Queens College, New York. Throughout the last two decades, education,…

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Upcoming Live Meetings – System Center in Education

After the success of the last few Live Meetings, with over 100 attendees at each, the ‘System Center in Education’ series Continues with a closer look at each of the products and what they mean to Education Customers. They have been scheduled as a series in advance, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, at 10:30, until…

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How fast can Windows 7 go?

Earlier in the week PC Pro ran an article stating that Windows 7 is “already used on 1% of PCs”. This was lifted from some Internet metrics measured by NetApplications. It’s easy to do – each time you visit a website, your browser tells the website what version it is, and what operating system it…

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