Worldreader mobile app and thousands of free books now available through Windows Store!

A recent study by UNESCO found that 250 million children of primary school age lack basic reading and writing skills. One of the factors contributing to this alarming statistic is that they simply do not have access to text. The report also highlighted opportunities to advance literacy and learning in underserved communities around the world…


Never Miss A Deadline Again! Student Planner App Automatically Adds Important Information To Your Diary

One area of our company you may not have heard about before is the Microsoft Garage. And no, it’s not where we park our cars each day…! The Microsoft Garage is a community of interns, employees, and teams from everywhere in the company who come together to turn their wild ideas into real projects. They…


Language Education – Scotland Aiming For 1+2 Policy

This is a guest post from Hélène Fyffe, an undergraduate starting her final year at Edinburgh Napier University, having spent a year on placement with Microsoft UK Education as part of her course. — I’m sure our Scottish readers will be familiar with the Scottish Government’s recent policy A one plus two approach to language…


Windows 8 Apps in the Classroom (video)

Hear from educators and partners, such as Brain Pop and McGraw Hill, about how Windows 8 Apps are helping to enhance teaching and learning and create new opportunities for learners to engage with relevant and interactive content. Check out the video below:

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Windows 8 apps for education: iCell

iCell is an exciting new way to teach biology, giving students an interactive, 3D view inside a cells. The database of information which can be searched in iCell includes examples of three types of cells: animal, plant, and bacteria. The app can show students the finer details of cell structure, creating a new and interesting…

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Windows 8 apps for education: Travel

One of my favourite apps for Windows 8 is the travel app, powered by Bing, which allows you virtually travel the world and explore over 2000 destinations through photos and panoramas. A great way to learn about culture, food, people and natural wonders from across the world, this app would complement almost any subject, from…

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App week: Corinth

Earlier this week we showed you Khan Academy, an app which enables students to learn through a library of almost 4000 videos. Today, we’re showing you Corinth, the original interactive education app which lets you discover plant microbiology in a completely new way. This fun yet insightful app allows you to explore 200,00 times magnified…

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App week: Khan Academy

This week we’re going to be showing you some of our favourite Windows 8 apps for education. First up is Khan Academy, a great app which gives you free resources to learn almost anything. Perfect for teachers and students alike, the Khan Academy app has a library of over 3800 videos across a vast range…

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The Consumer at Work: Creating the next generation of business

The first 60 years of business software has been focused on making operations more effective and efficient. However, outside work we now possess beautifully designed devices, which are easy to use and run a new generation of user centred software built on internet technologies. These devices and services are permeating every aspect of our lives…

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Windows 8 apps for education at Bett 2013

The Windows 8 Theatre at Bett 2013 (stand E270) will offer bite size chunks of content throughout the day, across all 4 days of the show, to help inspire and inform teachers and IT professionals, alike. These sessions will be delivered by Microsoft staff, Top App partners and our OEM friends. Sessions are pretty informal,…

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