Photosynth for Windows Phone

Last year we wrote a case study about how Wootton Bassett School in Wiltshire ran an exhibition of students’ work in their Design, Art and Technology Show, and had used Microsoft Photosynth and the free Image Composite Editor to create a virtual exhibition of students’ work on the web. We’re pleased to announce that Photosynth,…

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Partner in learning Global Forum, Washington 7th-10th November 2011

At this year’s PiL Global Forum, over 700 of the most innovative global educators from over 75 countries came together in Washington D.C to share and and celebrate creativity in education. One element of the Forum is to recognize teachers excellence and how by using technology in their teaching and how this then impacts student…

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How do you showcase students’ work to a much wider, perhaps even global, audience?

Blog post created in association with Steve Gillott, Head of IT at Wootton Bassett School: Wootton Bassett School in Wiltshire run an annual exhibition of students’ work in their Design, Art and Technology Show, and have used Microsoft Photosynth and the free Image Composite Editor to create a virtual exhibition of students’ work on the…

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Fun, Free Forum – get your free downloads here!

I woke up this morning and immediately the first thing I thought was, I did order the lunch didn’t I? I hope so otherwise I have a lot of hungry teachers, head teachers and IT network managers at Microsoft Campus today! So today was our ‘’Fun, Free Forum’’ at our offices in Thames Valley Park….

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The BETT Futures Presentation

For three days now at BETT 2011 I’ve been presenting with a colleague, Mark Stewart, about some of the websites and products that students use in their social lives, and talking about how they could also be useful for teachers and schools. As it has been such a busy week, I’ve not had chance to…

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Using interactive maps in history–the Battle of Britain

In August, I wrote about using DeepZoom photograph technology to explore historical maps and Churchill. Well, after the success of those, the developers (Shoothill) have created an interactive guide to The Battle of Britain resource, on MSN – with another TimeMap, allowing you to view today’s satellite images, and overlay it with Luftwaffe maps used…

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Free Microsoft software for schools, from the Fun and Free Friday event

Today, we had a fantastic day at the office, when we hosted the “Fun, Free Friday for Schools”. Just over 100 schools attended, and we had an absolutely packed agenda, as we demonstrated lots of the free Microsoft software available for schools to use. All of the links to the various downloads we mentioned during…

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Bing Maps grows

On a regular basis, the Bing team are adding more to the Bing Maps site. And the nice thing is that you can see see it all growing on the Bing Maps beta website. Yesterday, I was looking up Culford School, in Suffolk, on the map – to show somebody why their cross-country route never…

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Photosynths made at points in history

Having lived through BETT last week, I had to relive it again this morning when Mark A’Bear showed me his Photosynth of the BETT stand. He’d snapped 278 photos of Olympia, and Photosynth had them stitched them together into an explorable photo model. It’s just like being there – but without the noise, crowds and…

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The Microsoft Home Learning Package for Home Access

Keeping up on the Home Access Programme? Am I making sense so far? Wondering what’s next? Asking what exactly we’re going to do about it? Wonder no longer! Along with a number of other companies, we’ve been involved in the Ministerial Task Force for the Home Access Programme over the last year and a half….

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