Announcing Microsoft Partner Zone in conjunction with The Guardian

This year, Microsoft has partnered with The Guardian in order to help share the stories of our education community with the wider audience, expanding and strengthening the knowledge and experience within the industry. The Microsoft Partner Zone will feature a number of articles each month, giving an insight into education, how it's changing and how Microsoft specifically is redefining the way we teach and learn through our technologies.

Many of the articles are written by journalists who hold a neutral perspective of the technology industry and offer a unique view how it is being used to benefit students in all educational institutions. From this, you are guaranteed to get a genuine insight into the latest and greatest products and solutions that can be found to make learning most efficient and effective for you and your students.


This month, the hub features articles which explore how data can be used in schools to help with the management and progression of students, giving the top 10 tips to help teachers use data effectively and allowing you to look inside the schools which are turning data into wisdom. Throughout the pieces, you will find insights from a number of experts, such as Matthew Woodruff, technical director at technology learning expert The Knowledge Network.

The Microsoft Partner Zone will also feature some articles that have come directly from our Microsoft Innovative Expert Educators and our wider community. These will give an understanding of how students, educators and network managers are using Microsoft technologies to improve the way they work on daily basis, on both a personal and a collaborative level. This month, Tom Rees gives a Head Teacher's view on the role technology can play within education, whilst freelance writer Gerald Haigh discusses inking in the classroom. You can also find some of these pieces in our new e-magazine, #TheFeed.


As we now move forward towards BETT 2016, the annual education tradeshow of which Microsoft is a global sponsor, you can expect to see a number of articles in the Partner Zone which explore some of our key themes and ideas that will be featured at BETT 2016. With this, you will find a great focus on community, including content based around our new Microsoft Educator Community which discovers, highlights and enables innovation and achievement among students, teachers and schools.

As well as this, you can find updates on the newest features of Minecraft and how they can be used in education, discover the best ways to collaborate and communicate in the classroom, and find the ideal devices for use in education.

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