During my time in the classroom, I was so excited to get started using technology with my Primary 3 pupils. However, things in education aren’t always as easy as it seems. I didn’t work in a school where the children had 1:1 devices at all times, not all of my teachers were confident in technology and sometimes I just didn’t know where to start. So how did I manage to create a Blended Learning Environment in my classroom with minimal tech?
We are continuously impressed by the passion and creativity of teachers and students who are using our tools. A common theme we heard was how OneNote continues to save teachers time and enhance collaboration in the classroom. In our conversations, we learned that parents and guardians are also curious to learn more about OneNote to help engage with their students’ learning progress. To address the top requests we heard from teachers, administrators and parents/guardians, we’re pleased to announce the release of four new features in OneNote Class Notebook.
As educators continue to help young learners develop the necessary digital skills for the modern working world, more and more of the tools and practices that the students would eventually expect to utilise when they enter the workplace are featuring in the classroom. We’ve compiled a list of top tips for Office that will help your students, teachers and administrative staff save time, get the most out of the applications, and work more efficiently and productively together. These include simpler ways to share, co-authoring, the Tell Me feature, and more effective ways to use Skype and OneNote while you work.
Microsoft are hosting a webinar series designed to inform you about Office 365 in Education. The series is running every month until June, with a new guest speaker each time. All are encouraged to sign up to participate in our new series and learn a thing or two about getting the most from Office 365 in the classroom! The next live session is Tuesday 4th April at 4:30pm – continue for registration details…
The Pingle School is a Secondary School located in Derbyshire, UK. As well as serving the needs of its 1,000 students, the school wanted to continue to develop the rich feature set of Office 365 and were especially keen to utilise Office 365 Groups for their teachers to use as a resource centre for their classes. Having already identified that there were significant problems manually administering elements of these processes, the school were keen to explore the opportunity of integrating with their Management Information System, Capita SIMS.
View all of our upcoming live webinars and enjoy a range of on-demand content available now. Microsoft in Education are laying on a variety of different webinars of a diverse series of topics, all hosted by teachers and experts from all over the UK. They are all free to join, so register for as many as you’d like, and learn new tricks and trips to apply in your classroom! These webinars are designed by teachers wanting to tell stories about how different technologies and techniques can be applied, as well as sharing best practises for personal development. This blog contains a list of what we have coming up, as well as the past webinars which are available on demand right now.
Three down, one to go… Hang in there! But what an exhibition it has been so far! It was another busy day on the Microsoft Stand and adjoining Partner Campus, with many other engaging activities dotted around the whole exhibition floor.
Phew…! Still with us?! Another action-packed day at BETT 2017 draws to a close, and as attendees and exhibitors start to make their ways home, there is much to reflect on and ponder. Yesterday our BETT 2017 Day One recap looked at some of the talks and sessions happening further afield across the BETT exhibition floor, so for this evening’s edition we’ll focus on some of the Learn Live Theatre sessions being delivered by educators and school leaders on the Microsoft stand and some of the activity from the Microsoft Partner Campus.
As the legs begin to show signs of fatigue, you’ve lost count of the number of coffees you’ve drunk, and the constant background noise quietens to the point where you can almost make out individual voices, there is no escaping the fact that BETT 2017 is here, it’s happening, and it’s bigger and better than ever! It’s been a busy day on all fronts for the Microsoft team, and across all corners of the exhibition floor there has been something for everyone!
SalamanderSoft has a long history of integrating key IT systems with school data in highly flexible ways, and we are continuing this approach within Office 365, allowing the automation of these new features in Office 365. Their aim is that everyone can access the resources they need as soon as they need to start learning or teaching, whether that’s Microsoft Outlook, OneNote Class Notebooks, Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft SharePoint, or simply logging on to their devices.