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.


OneNote Class Notebook updates include read-only parent or guardian access and Collaboration Space permissions

We are continuously impressed by the passion and creativity of teachers and students who are using our tools. A common theme we heard was how OneNote continues to save teachers time and enhance collaboration in the classroom. In our conversations, we learned that parents and guardians are also curious to learn more about OneNote to help engage with their students’ learning progress. To address the top requests we heard from teachers, administrators and parents/guardians, we’re pleased to announce the release of four new features in OneNote Class Notebook.


Microsoft and Prodigy Learning invite your students to take up the MOS Four Nations Challenge...

The MOS Four Nations Championship offers an opportunity for students across the UK and Ireland to prove their digital skills and be in the running to win fantastic prizes. To participate, eligible students must take, and pass, a MOS exam (Excel, PowerPoint or Word) before 15 May, 2017. Three finalists each from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will then be invited to the MOS Four Nations Championship finals day at Microsoft UK in June 2017.


New features for Educators in Microsoft Forms!

Teachers use Microsoft Forms to create surveys, registrations, or quizzes. They can quickly create a form or quiz in few minutes, send to students to fill through any devices, and see the results in real time. Listening to millions of users’ voices, and leveraging latest Microsoft technology, we improved Microsoft Forms to be more collaborative and productive, by adding some new capabilities…


Northampton Primary Schools Collaborating on BBC Earth Enchanted Kingdom Project Based Learning

Many of you will be familiar with the ‘Enchanted Kingdom’ from our blog series earlier this year that looked at the various chapters of the educational eBook based upon the BBC Earth film of the same name. BBC Earth Enchanted Kingdom: Trailer from Microsoft Education UK Recently, schools within the Northampton Primary Academy Trust have…


MOS UK Finals this Wednesday - second group of qualifiers announced

Proficiency in ICT is a skill-set that permeates into the way students work, elevating their ability and progress in many other subjects, and the importance of 21 century skills in the workplace and the emphasis placed on them by employers is increasingly apparent. Recently we shared the story of a student from Wales whose MOS…


First time authoring and publishing enhancements for Office Mix

Last month we published a new eBook – ‘MIXing it up’ – all about using Office Mix to improve learning. As well as introducing the ways that Office Mix can give additional functionality to PowerPoint presentations, the eBook contains some contextual examples and advice specifically for using Mix in education. In the meantime the Office…


Microsoft announces Office for ipad

Microsoft is devoted to providing the tools which enable people from all walks of life to work anywhere and on any device. The ever increasing portfolio of Windows based devices available lay testament to that and with over a billion users of Microsoft Office globally we are now delighted to share that Office for ipad…

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T&L e-zine: Become an Office 365 expert with the Offperts

We thought it would be a nice idea to produce weekly ‘Microsoft Teaching & Learning’ e-zines (online newsletters). The series will feature some great examples of how our Microsoft Innovative Educators and Microsoft Showcase Schools are using technology in the classroom. Hopefully, these little T&L snippets will inspire a little innovation in your own classrooms. …


Microsoft unveils the new Office

Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer has unveiled the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office, available at office.com/preview. The next release features an intuitive design that works beautifully with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard across new Windows devices, including tablets. The new Office is social and unlocks modern scenarios in reading, note-taking, meetings and communications…

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