Affordable devices. Great for education.

As you look to start the new school year and investing in new devices, there are a selection of Windows 10 devices with features that range from ruggedised and spill-proof for student use to all-day battery life, all with the power, performance, and security that educators, students, and families can count on. Check out some of the great devices available in the UK.


Education Technology – Painting pictures with data, by #MIEExpert Paul Dredge

This latest extract from Education Technology is written by Paul Dredge, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert,  who explains how Power BI makes data interactive and brings your information to life. Wouldn’t it be great if you could see your data in an interactive, visual way? Well, Power BI does just that! Power BI enables you to produce reports and analyse your data in real time. It gives you the ability to input data and transform it into visual graphs and charts. Power BI connects a large range of data through easy to use dashboards, interactive reports and visualisations that bring your information to life.


#MIEExpert guest post – Gamification Vs Game Based Learning, by Simon Baddeley

These terms ‘Gamification’ and ‘Game Based Learning’ are often misunderstood and even more often used interchangeably.  They are sometimes seen as modern, digital strategies that drive eLearning programs however their roots are much more embedded in everyday Teaching and Learning than you might think. In the following article, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Simon Baddeley explores gamification and game based learning through Minecraft, and shares some of his experiences.


Education Technology – Leadership key to EdTech success, by Natalie Burgess

As a Primary 3 teacher for a number of years in Scotland and now working as one of Microsoft’s UK Teacher Ambassadors, I have seen what makes schools successful in adopting new technology in the classroom and have more of an insight into what holds them back. Where I have seen the most success in adopting technology, the main difference that stands out to me is the Senior Management Team…


Getting Started with Microsoft Teams – Guides for IT Admins, Teachers and School Leaders

With Office 365 for Education, now with Microsoft Teams, you can now redefine what a classroom means for your teachers and students by bringing in resources from around the world, providing them anytime, anywhere access to learning and giving them the skills they will need for their future. We’re pleased to share three Getting Started guides for Microsoft Teams, created specifically for educators, IT admins, or school leaders.


Education Technology – Reviewing the success of the Microsoft Cloud

The Microsoft Cloud has revolutionised education technology. One of the most important outcomes from using The Cloud is employability. Across different sectors, there are thousands of different jobs, varying from Data Scientist to Cloud Solution Architect.  However, this is simply one of the benefits of using the Cloud…


WEBINAR: Explore Windows 10 in Education: Innovations for deployment and use in schools

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. As part of that mission, we believe technology can be used as a tool to empower students and teachers to create the world of tomorrow.  And at the heart of this mission, is Windows 10, which provides a powerful platform for learning. To learn more about Windows 10 in Education, join Senior Product Manager Craig Ashley for a webinar that takes a detailed look at features and functionality that are great for teachers, students and IT professionals within Education


The Azure Education Series: Upcoming and On-demand Webinars

Azure is a powerful tool for research and education, and Microsoft provides a number of programs to meet the needs of academic institutions. Our monthly Azure webinars will be covering the most pressing topics in the Azure Education space, as well as latest developments to the upcoming roadmap. Make sure to tune in so you don’t miss out. We have number of live webinars in the coming weeks, as well as recordings from previous sessions available on-demand.


Hack The Classroom contest: Hacking Lessons with Sway

During our September 24th Hack the Classroom event, we showcased Sway as a fun and easy tool for sharing content. To carry the momentum forward, we are running a competition to see who can develop the best lesson that includes the use of Sway as a creative method for delivering content to students. The winners will be announced live on June 27 during our live Hack the Classroom online event.