BETT 2017 – Microsoft Learn Live Theatre and Showcase Classroom Session Schedule

Now that the festive holidays are behind us, there’s one thing for us to look forward to… BETT 2017! We’re pleased to share the schedules for our Learn Live Theatre and Showcase Classroom sessions. BETT allows us at Microsoft to connect with the broader education community. It allows our Education to team to connect with…

Showcase Classroom FAQs – Demonstrating learning through Sway


We have seen thousands of educators, colleges and universities come through the Showcase Classroom, each at a different stage in their journey of digital transformation, and in every session we are asked a range of questions about our technology and how it can make a real impact in the classroom. These questions and discussions will form the basis of our Showcase Classroom blog series, where we will be sharing the insights, experiences, tips & tricks and more, from those who pass through the Showcase Classroom.

Imagine Academy – providing digital skills, curricula & certifications to teachers, students and staff

The following post is from Anthony Nneke, Education Business Manager at Microsoft UK. Anthony leads on the Imagine Academy on behalf of the Microsoft UK Education team. What does Microsoft Offer In relation to Professional Development and Digital Skills for Institutions? Teacher Capacity is a crucial factor in driving success in classrooms around the world. At Microsoft,…

BETT 2017 Guest Post: “2017 – the Year of Education Data Unification?” – Matthew Woodruff, Coscole Ltd


All throughout January as we move towards BETT 2017, we will be sharing a number of guest posts that feature contributions from Microsoft Partners who are exhibiting, Microsoft Showcase Schools, MIEEs, Teacher Ambassadors or Microsoft product specialists. Today we are pleased to hear from Matthew Woodruff, who many of you will have seen presenting on the Microsoft Stand last year.

#MIEExpert Blog Post: How OneNote has become integral to learning at St Mungo’s High School

Our OneNote journey at St Mungo’s RC High School in Scotland started in early 2015 when a few “early adopter” teachers started using the OneNote Class Notebook app when it became available on the waffle menu through our Glow (Scottish schools intranet) sign-in. Word soon spread about what a fantastic tool we had available to us…

Why Azure is the default choice for Microsoft in Education partner Capita SIMS

Capita’s ‘SIMS’, is the management information system of choice for eight out of ten schools in England and Wales. This means that Capita’s increasing use of Microsoft’s ‘Azure’ Cloud for SIMS applications is effectively a vote of confidence in the reliability, functionality and flexibility of ‘Azure’. This is a message that should not be lost on schools (some3000 already) who are experiencing Azure via Capita SIMS.

The Best BETT Yet

As the Christmas TV adverts fill our screens and the festive decoration go up, it can only mean one thing: BETT 2017 is nearly upon us. For the Microsoft education team BETT is a special time of the year where we meet with our broader community, provide a stage for our Showcase Schools and MIEEs…


An incredible journey: Skype-a-Thon participants travel the world for life-changing learning

The following article was originally posted on the main Microsoft in Education blog, and looks back at last month’s hugely successful #Skypeathon. Many of our #MIEExperts here in the UK took part in the global event, with Paul ‘Lanny’ Watkins and his class at Ysgol Bae Baglan completing a massive 361,947 miles! Click through to read the full report.

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.

GUEST POST: ‘Using Minecraft as a tool for learning with very young children’ by Tracy Broadbent


It can be a daunting thing, using Minecraft Education Edition in the classroom when your charges are only about 5 years old and already have a strong idea about what they should do in Minecraft. Often, this opinion is informed by watching players online, seeing siblings and grown-ups play or from everyday conversations between children with even a passing interest in the words Steve or Alex…