MEC Monday: Class Hacks from #HackTheClassroom

We’re back with another ‘MEC Monday’ blog post, bringing you some highlights from wide array of courses, activities, materials and lesson plans that can be found on the Microsoft Educator Community. Last week we took a look at the training course ‘Introduction to Microsoft Classroom’, which comprises three interactive tutorials, followed by a quiz to assess understanding of the material, as well as earn participants points towards their MEC badges. Today we’re going to look at some of the everyday hacks that educators from all over the world shared during the recent #HackTheClassroom event, which can be found within the Courses and Resources section on the Microsoft Educator Community.


“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.


Back to School with Microsoft: Student focused, teacher inspired innovation with Office 365 Education

Microsoft is “All In” for Education. Today, we’re highlighting some exciting new features of Office 365 Education for the upcoming school year – Microsoft Classroom, School Data Sync, Microsoft Forms, OneNote ink and Learning Tools. And remember, Office 365 Education is free for students and teachers.


Device Review: Acer Aspire One 11″ Cloudbook

The following post by #MIEExpert Kevin Sait was originally published in Issue 6 of #TheFeed as part of a monthly feature that explores a range of Windows 10 devices. If you’d like to know about other devices, be sure to get your free copy of #TheFeed every month. #TheFeed – Issue 6 – May 2016—Tim BushDocs.com…


Meet UK Snr Director of Education, Steve Beswick

The following post originally appeared in the Issue 6 of #TheFeed, and was written by Gerald Haigh, Freelance Journalist, following his interview with Steve Beswick. As discussed in the post below, Steve is well known in the Microsoft UK Education business as his position as Senior Director spans across sales, marketing, partner development and so…


Windows 10 Upgrade Guide for Schools

The summer is a fantastic time for education IT administrators to make school or college-wide updates to devices, systems and infrastructure. For those schools, colleges and universities that are yet to upgrade to Windows 10, the next few months provide a perfect opportunity to deploy and discover all of the fantastic new features in our…


View the Office 365 Roadmap to see what’s coming up for Education

Office 365 is available to students and teachers at no cost through their academic institution. Click here to check eligibility and to download onto multiple devices. When you make any investment in technology you are investing in a living thing. The pace of development in today’s world is such that improvements and alterations are seemingly continuously available…


Join the Microsoft in Education and Naace Webinar

If you are looking to develop your teaching and learning through great training resources and opportunities to share best practice, then look no further. On Thursday 5th May, Mike Tholfsen, OneNote Programme Manager, and Stuart Ball, Partners in Learning lead at Microsoft UK, will be delivering a webinar to update you with exciting news and…


Microsoft supports The Guardian’s School Leadership and Management Hub

As you may have previously seen on the blog, this year Microsoft has partnered with The Guardian to showcase the stories and success that our technology has helped to achieve in education across the UK. Back in January we highlighted the Microsoft Partner Zone, which features a range of articles from our educator community which…