Another great example of technology used in the classroom

Monkseaton High School have very recently made a film that they could use for to show students, parents, prospective parents and students  examples of how technology is used in a 21st century school, in particular Kodu and Mouse Mischief in the classroom. This example will show just how easy technology can be integrated into every…

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Spaced Learning Toolkit – How memories are made

If you were anything like me at school, trying to remember everything I was taught in my lessons, permanently, in hope that I would then pass my exams could sometimes prove to be a bit of a nightmare.  A last minute scrabble through my text books as I was entering an exam room to remember…

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Sneak peak at the Microsoft stand at BETT 2011

Firstly, Happy New Year! I hope that your Christmas and New Year celebrations were fun filled, action packed or a chance to unwind and relax before starting a new year and a new term in school. I know many of you will be attending the BETT show 2011, taking place from Wednesday 12th –Saturday 15th…

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Planning your days at BETT 2010 – the Microsoft Theatre schedule

Nothing like taking things right up to the wire – and this year we’ve excelled ourselves in making last minute changes to our BETT stand, in order to find a way to fit in all of the latest news onto our stand and into our theatre. But as the fitters start building the stand down…

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Monkseaton High School making news again – pupils learning at home

Two weeks ago, I wrote about their new case study that Monkseaton High School had produced with us, and yesterday I opened up the Sunday Times and saw them again, on page 5, under the headline School’s out as pupils learn at home on ‘Facebook’ site It’s got to be the most unusual way I’ve heard…

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Monkseaton High School's story of innovation

During BETT week in January quite a few colleagues from the worldwide education team visited the UK. After BETT was over, whilst some came on a roadtrip with us (see the stories from the trip), others headed off to individual schools. Jeff Daniels, who’s our ‘Worldwide Industry Manager for Schools’, went north to visit Monkseaton…

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Spaced Learning – the Sunday Telegraph gets all positive about education

I’m so used to reading negative press reporting on education – especially now that the national papers all read the TES on a Friday, to see what newsworthy cases of disrepute are up in front of the General Teaching Council – which then make it into Saturday’s papers. So it was a surprise to open…

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