Why you should go green with the end of Windows XP

With the end of support for Windows XP, many organisations and individuals, including schools, are looking at replacing their computers. Aside from features like battery life, touch enabled screens etc, one aspect of selecting the right device for your school is the environmental profile of the device. This is not just about the planet but…

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Windows 8 apps for education: iCell

iCell is an exciting new way to teach biology, giving students an interactive, 3D view inside a cells. The database of information which can be searched in iCell includes examples of three types of cells: animal, plant, and bacteria. The app can show students the finer details of cell structure, creating a new and interesting…

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Buying Surface through commercial order

With the recent release of the Surface Pro, and just over 6 months since the launch of the RT device, we hope you’ve had a good chance to get your hands on one and have a play.   If, like us, you love the Surface and want to get a device, accessories or after-market service…

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App week: Corinth

Earlier this week we showed you Khan Academy, an app which enables students to learn through a library of almost 4000 videos. Today, we’re showing you Corinth, the original interactive education app which lets you discover plant microbiology in a completely new way. This fun yet insightful app allows you to explore 200,00 times magnified…

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Getting Started with GameMaker Studio for Windows 8 and Windows Phone

Originally posted on the UK Faculty Connection blog.     Updating your game for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with GameMaker: Studio™ is easy Want to learn more? Check out the getting started resources below. Windows 8 How to get Windows 8 Windows 8 Platform Overview Setup GameMaker: Studio™ for Windows 8 Global Game…

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App week: Khan Academy

This week we’re going to be showing you some of our favourite Windows 8 apps for education. First up is Khan Academy, a great app which gives you free resources to learn almost anything. Perfect for teachers and students alike, the Khan Academy app has a library of over 3800 videos across a vast range…

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Exciting Learning: Windows 8 apps for Higher Education

Students use apps every day of their lives on their smartphones, tablets and PCs, yet many would never consider using them to aid their learning. The Windows store has an ever-growing selection of education apps for Windows 8 and Windows phone, all of which could enhance your students’ learning by helping you to introduce technology…

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Deploying a Windows Store App with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

By Simon May One of a series of videos I’m working on that show how deployment works for modern apps, Windows Store apps, Windows 8 apps, Windows RT apps or Appx packages – whatever you like to call them. There are a few ways that you can deploy these types of apps to Windows 8…

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Using tablets in education: learn about the key features of Windows 8

Originally posted by Carlos I. James Gutierrez With the upcoming launch of Microsoft’s Surface Pro across 21 markets, customers can more easily edit, collaborate, and get things done from one device that they use from home, the office, and while on the road. As these new computing scenarios bring potential changes to the workplace through…

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