Productivity Future Vision Video

The future of technology in education means many things to many different people. eBooks, natural user interfaces, touch screens, gaming in education and the consumerisation of IT are all themes that are voiced when the topic comes up for debate. A hot topic, for sure! Gaming in education and the consumerisation of IT in education,…

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Kinect outside of gaming

In the space of a year, Kinect for XBOX 360 has come a long way. Quickly becoming the fastest selling consumer electronics device of all time and recently crowned T3 gadget of the year, the innovative device is now used for a wide range of non-gaming applications. The recent release of the Kinect SDK has…

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Information Architecture …. what is it?

And why would you need to know anything about it for your school? Basically it’s all about the data you have in your school. Where is it? How is it used? How can it be structured to be more useful to you? How can it work for you? Data is everywhere in your school. From…

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Embracing Consumerisation of IT in Education

With many industry experts stating that the future of technology in education lies with the user, Consumerisation of IT (COIT) is now firmly on the radars on both suppliers, such as Microsoft, and the institutions we passionately serve. COIT is not without its challenges, though, and the definitive answer to making COIT palatable for both…

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We’re Supporting TeenWeb Conf 2011

We live in a time where great ideas rule the world. Combine that with passion and tenacity, and there’s nothing standing between you and rocking the future. TeenWebConf is an annual event founded by Callum Hill and Henry Moulton, and looks set to help people from all kinds of backgrounds and levels of experience bring…

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Embracing the cloud in education with LP+4

This blog post was written by freelance writer, Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft Education blogs. The SharePoint- based learning platform LP+, from Learning Possibilities, is already well known in many UK schools and authorities. This autumn, however, sees the launch of a new and considerably improved version, titled LP+4. The new version…

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How many ways can you use SharePoint?

Alex Pearce, SharePoint Most Valuable Professional (MVP) gives some thoughts to utilizing the many ways SharePoint can make for productive leaning in the classroom. Have a read and see what you think. There are many ways to get SharePoint 2010 in your school, whether you’re using it as part of a package from a supplier,…

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ITA Summit 2011 Slides

Covering a diverse range of topics from cloud computing to gaming in education, the ITA Summit offered an action packed day for delegates eager to learn more about all the latest developments with IT Academy over the next 12 months. All the slides from the event are available on our Slideshare account. All the sessions…

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Cloud in Education Series – Cloud Computing: What IT Professionals Need to Know (New Whitepaper)

Cloud computing promises new career opportunities for IT professionals. In many cases, existing core skill sets transfer directly to cloud technologies. In other instances, IT pros need to develop new skill sets that meet the demand of emerging cloud job roles. Our latest whitepaper, literally hot off the press, titled ‘Cloud Computing: What IT Professionals…

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Partners in Learning Forum UK 2011–Register today!

Originally posted on the Microsoft UK Teachers Blog We are pleased to announce that we have been able to add an extra workshop to the the fantastic list of professional development opportunities at this year’s Forum. Bringing classrooms together with Skype Ever wanted to collaborate with other teachers, classes and experts around the world to…

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