A Level Results Day: Off to University? Four tips to get the most from a new device

It’s fair to say that for many young people in their late teens, the month of August can be an emotional rollercoaster. All the hard work of the last few years spent in education culminates in that Thursday morning when A Level and other exam results are released. In many cases determines where the next few years of your lives are spent, what you will be doing and who you will meet. For those students moving on to University, there is a very high chance that a new laptop, tablet or 2-in-1 device will be on the list of essentials to pick up before packing the bags for Freshers’ Week. We also spoke to some of our current Microsoft student interns who are spending a year in industry as part of their studies, to ask them for some of their top tech tips for first year students starting this autumn…


BETT 2017 – The Microsoft Partner Campus

The Microsoft Partner Campus is an outward expression of the strong practical and creative two-way bond which exists between Microsoft and their partners, who are regarded as contributors to development as well as the ‘sharp end’ deliverers of solutions. This year we have 21 partners, offering a very convenient hub within which visitors can explore a range of digital solutions to common school-based problems.


SEND tools from Microsoft – Empowering every student on the planet to achieve more

As part of Microsoft’s aim to empower every student on the planet to achieve more, there are a number of tools and functions available across Windows 10 and Surface devices to help both teachers and students in classes with SEND. The following infographic shows some of the resources available, and which areas of SEND they can assist.


Microsoft Surface Studio and Windows 10 Creators Update announced

It’s been an exciting week at Microsoft, with the announcement of the Surface Studio taking the headlines at Wednesday’s Microsoft Windows 10 Event in New York. But it wasn’t just the Surface Studio that was unveiled, as a number of other announcements were made, many of which will have a great impact within education.


Finding the right devices for education

When looking for suitable and affordable devices for education, there are many factors to consider. Whether you are a post-grad researcher looking for a powerful personal laptop, a parent wishing to provide your child with a 2-in-1 device for further education, or indeed a head teacher needing to equip classes or an entire school with portable devices suitable for education, there are plenty of options to navigate. To help parents, teachers and students find the devices with the necessary functionality and that fall within your budget, the device finder on the Microsoft Education website will quickly refine your options.


Device Review: Acer Aspire One 11″ Cloudbook

The following post by #MIEExpert Kevin Sait was originally published in Issue 6 of #TheFeed as part of a monthly feature that explores a range of Windows 10 devices. If you’d like to know about other devices, be sure to get your free copy of #TheFeed every month. #TheFeed – Issue 6 – May 2016—Tim BushDocs.com…


New Innovations for the Classroom – Windows 10 Anniversary Update is here!

At Build, we announced the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Today, we’re excited to share additional features for educators and students, alongside other education news from Microsoft. Today, Windows is the leading global platform for K-12 education. Our enduring goal is for Windows to be the best place to learn and the best platform for teaching.


Student Survival Tips from Cortana

As students all over the country are returning to college and university, the pressures upon self-reliance and organisation will be slowly but surely cranking up as the work continues to flow steadily their way, and deadlines that seemed far away begin to loom ever closer on the horizon. For older students, particularly those in Higher…


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…