BETT 2017 – The Microsoft Partner Campus

The Microsoft Partner Campus is an outward expression of the strong practical and creative two-way bond which exists between Microsoft and their partners, who are regarded as contributors to development as well as the ‘sharp end’ deliverers of solutions. This year we have 21 partners, offering a very convenient hub within which visitors can explore a range of digital solutions to common school-based problems.


BETT 2017 Guest Post: “2017 – the Year of Education Data Unification?” – Matthew Woodruff, Coscole Ltd

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All throughout January as we move towards BETT 2017, we will be sharing a number of guest posts that feature contributions from Microsoft Partners who are exhibiting, Microsoft Showcase Schools, MIEEs, Teacher Ambassadors or Microsoft product specialists. Today we are pleased to hear from Matthew Woodruff, who many of you will have seen presenting on the Microsoft Stand last year.


#MIEExpert-led Webinars – December 2016 Schedule

As well as the obvious treats of the season, December brings with it more MIEExpert webinars!
So regardless of whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, all are welcome and encouraged to register for any and all of the sessions below. Don’t worry if you can’t make it on the day – these will all be recorded and available after the live session, so sign up anyway to be emailed details of the content at a later date.


#MIEExpert Alex Handy – Faculty Centred CPD to inspire teachers about Office 365

Over the coming weeks and months we will be featuring more and more stories, experiences, ideas, lesson plans and short anecdotal offerings from our current cohort of Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Microsoft Teacher Ambassadors. Today we’re pleased to share a few words and a Sway from #MIEExpert Alex Handy, in which he gives some insight into how he is helping his peers to undertake further teacher CPD, which in turn is empowering them to use the tools found within Office 365 more effectively in the classroom.


Register now: Microsoft in the Classroom events – hosted by Microsoft Showcase Schools

Next month we have a number of our free Microsoft in the Classroom events being hosted by Microsoft Showcase Schools, providing teachers and school leaders the opportunity to explore with colleagues and UK experts how teaching and learning can be transformed through technology and a 21st Century Curriculum. The event will include interactive workshops and presentations on OneNote, Windows 10 and Office 365, all within the context of the classroom.


Microsoft School Data Sync (SDS) and Teacher Dashboard for Microsoft Office 365 at Ribblesdale High School

Ribblesdale High is a Lancashire secondary school that is living up to its Microsoft Showcase School status by piloting, for proof of concept, Microsoft School Data Sync (SDS) and Teacher Dashboard for Microsoft Office 365. Supported by two Microsoft partner businesses, the school demonstrates that SDS makes it possible to populate classroom applications – in this case Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook, and Teacher Dashboard from Axis12 — automatically and quickly with details of pupils, classes and groups held in the school management system.


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.


Teacher Ambassador Webinar – Teaching modern languages with Office 365

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As we start the new school year, we will begin a series of weekly webinars tailored for educators on a variety of different topics, hosted by our very own Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Teacher Ambassadors. These webinars are designed to assist teachers in developing their own digital skills, allowing them to do more with the technology available to them in the classroom, through a series of different tips, tricks, experiences and lesson plans, all linked to teaching and learning with Microsoft technologies.


Creating Sways for Biology – with #MIEExpert Sarah Clark

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Today we’re pleased to share a fantastic Sway from Sarah Clark, another of our MIEEs based in Scotland. In her Sway, she provides a number of different examples of how her biology students have used Sways to demonstrate their understanding of a wide range of topics, and put a more creative twist on experiment write-ups.


Microsoft Showcase School Ysgol Bae Baglan to open doors to 1,500 students

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The subject of a recent BBC feature, Ysgol Bae Baglan in Port Talbot is a brand new Microsoft Showcase School, and a shining example of how technology can be used to empower educators and transform learning outcomes for students. The subject of a recent feature on BBC Wales, Ysgol Bae Baglan in Port Talbot is a brand new Microsoft Showcase School, and a shining example of how technology can be used to empower educators and transform learning outcomes for students.