Ian Fordham announced as new Director of Education for Microsoft UK

Microsoft has hired one of the UK’s top education technology leaders to lead its work in the sector. Ian Fordham, currently CEO of Edtech UK and a Mayor of London Tech Ambassador, will join the company in January as Director of Education. He will oversee Microsoft’s work involving schools, colleges, universities and other learning organisations.


#MIEExpert WEBINAR: Light up your classroom with Sway

After a short break for half-term, our series of live and on-demand webinars led by teachers continues this week with a session hosted by Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Paul Dredge, as he demonstrates how Sway can enhance learning. During the half hour session you will be given an overview of how to use the app, and a variety of other tips and tricks for using Sway in your classroom, as well as a live demonstration and tutorial.


Looking back to move forward: A process for whole-school transformation

As part of Microsoft’s mission to empower every educator and every student to achieve more, we have outlined both a framework and process to effectively help school leaders create whole school transformation. The Microsoft Education Transformation Process is a proven, comprehensive process that can help fast track system-wide transformation by summarizing decades of quality research.


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…


Stay up-to-date with Microsoft in Education

Keeping up with Microsoft in Education can be tricky. Every month we have experiences and events, device updates, Office 365 development, a wealth of new resources and so much more. Being an educator means you have infinite demands and limited time, so we at Microsoft have tried to make it as easy as possible for…


How to start your CPD with the Microsoft Educator Community

If you are a frequent reader of the blog, you may have seen many of our posts recently referring to the Microsoft Educator Community. This digital community is your one-stop shop for everything you may need for teacher training and CPD, combining experience of the Microsoft Educator Network and Skype in the Classroom.  This site is…


OneNote in Education eBook – Chapter 8: OneNote for the teacher and administrator – OneNote Staff Notebook

Over the past few weeks, we have been exploring our OneNote in Education eBook through a series of blog posts which delve into the individual chapters in more detail. The eBook was created with the help of Emma Hicks, a #MIEExpert, and explores the ways in which teaching and learning can be enhanced through the use…


OneNote in Education eBook – Chapter 7: OneNote for providing invaluable feedback

  Over the last weeks we have been exploring the individual chapters of our recently published OneNote in Education eBook, that was created with the help of #MIEExpert Emma Hicks. Having covered everything from the basics of OneNote to how it can be used for different types of learning and assessment, the penultimate chapter looks…


OneNote in Education eBook – Chapter 6: Independent Learning

Regular readers of this blog will have seen that over the last few weeks we have been gradually working through our new OneNote in Education eBook via a series of blogs covering the individual chapters. Created with the help of #MIEExpert Emma Hicks, the eBook helps to give an overview of how OneNote can be…


Introducing the Class Notebook add-in for OneNote—designed and built with teachers

The following post was written by the OneNote Team, and originally published on the OneNote in Education section of the Office Blog. — Introducing the Class Notebook add-in for OneNote—designed and built with teachers We launched OneNote Class Notebooks into the education world back in October 2014. As we mentioned in the blog post yesterday,…