Surface Laptop, Windows 10 S, Minecraft Code Builder, and all the news from yesterday's live #MicrosoftEDU event

Those of you who tuned in to yesterday’s #MicrosoftEDU live stream from New York or caught up later on will have learned all about the latest product, platform and partner news and announcements from Microsoft in Education. There was plenty of ground covered including the first look at Windows 10 S, an exploration of Microsoft Teams for Education, exciting developments with the Minecraft: Education Edition Code Builder, partner news on 3D and mixed reality devices and of course the unveiling of our own brand new hardware in the Surface Laptop.


"Small steps to big impact" - Register now for Hack The Classroom, September 24th

Hack The Classroom is back! On Saturday 24th September educators from all over the world will come together to share ideas, experiences, insights and conversation, as the education community as a whole looks to drive further innovation in the classroom through the use of technology. The theme for this live event will be “small steps to big impact”, and joining host Anthony Salcito is a line-up of exciting industry speakers and trailblazing educators, featuring many hacks created by teachers from around the world.


Looking back to move forward: A process for whole-school transformation

As part of Microsoft’s mission to empower every educator and every student to achieve more, we have outlined both a framework and process to effectively help school leaders create whole school transformation. The Microsoft Education Transformation Process is a proven, comprehensive process that can help fast track system-wide transformation by summarizing decades of quality research.


Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorial Will Inspire Students to Learn Computer Science Skills

The following post first appeared on the Microsoft in Education blog on Monday November 16th — New Resources for Educators and School Leaders Available Today By Anthony Salcito, vice president, Microsoft Education To the community of 100 million players around the world, Minecraft represents many things – creativity, strategy, collaboration and survival, just to name…


Microsoft delivers new school supplies for class this year

The following post originally appeared as a cross-post on the Microsoft in Education Blog and the Official Microsoft Blog. — Microsoft delivers new school supplies for class this year By Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education. The stores are chock-full of school supplies, buses are back on their routes, and anticipation is in the…


Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange: Global Challenge Winners

Since the returned from the E2 Global Educator Exchange in Redmond a few weeks ago, we’ve been bringing you the personal stories of our UK MIEEs, hearing first hand about the people they met, the experiences they had and the ideas and practices they shared with other teachers from all over the world. Now we’d…


By the Numbers: Microsoft’s Impact on Education [INFOGRAPHIC]

The following is a re-post from the global Microsoft in Education blog: By the Numbers: Microsoft’s Impact on Education   From teachers and school leaders to governments and communities around the globe, a massive effort is underway to modernize and transform education. This transformation is a long journey, full of unexpected twists and turns, lessons…


The Rose Review – looking at primary schools differently

Although it’s officially called the “Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum”, we’ll all call it the Rose Review won’t we? It’s out*, and the media have already started to produce glorious headlines. Whilst The Times goes with a factual “Primary school children ‘should be taught technology, not tradition’”, for some reason the BBC’s headline this…

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Broadclyst Community Primary School Case Study

We seem to be busy at the moment, getting our customer case studies published on Microsoft’s worldwide case study website. This is partly a reflection of the fact that UK schools seem to be leading the world in their adoption of ICT to support learning (Of course, each country thinks they’re doing better than the…

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Do you get asked "How do I do that?" by friends, neighbours and parents?

If your teachers and students (and friends and family) are always asking you how to do something on the computer, even though you know you showed them at least three times already, you won’t be alone – statistics from a recent ICM survey carried out on our behalf show that almost half of all adults…

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