Education Technology: ‘Blended Learning, the best of both’ by Natalie Burgess

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?

Showcase Classroom FAQs – How do I analyse how students are reacting to my revision material?

As a free plug-in for PowerPoint (which can be enabled with the click of a button), Office Mix can be used to create interactive presentations, including both audio and live annotations, as well as analyse user activity. With revision materials embedded into their presentations, educators can track and asses uptake with their students, and understand how students are making use of the resources.

Young Scottish students’ countrywide collaboration fuels learning and leadership

The following post originally appeared on the main Microsoft in Education Blog, and is all about how young learners in Scotland are being empowered to achieve more through the tools found within Office 365, and are connected through Scotland’s nationwide educational web service: Glow. You may also recognise the teacher from the story, Natalie Burgess, who this year joined us as one of our Microsoft Teacher Ambassadors.

Daily Edventures – #MIEExpert Lee Whitmarsh on OneNote collaboration for photography

This week on Anthony Salcito’s Daily Edventures blog is an interview with UK #MIEExpert Lee Whitmarsh. The pair caught up at the recent Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange, and here they discuss the collaborative power of OneNote, specifically within the context of artistic subjects. — For art educator and new Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (#MIEExpert) Lee Whitmarsh,…

Microsoft Educator Community – ‘Earn Badges’ – with #MIEExperts Sarah Clark and Paul Dredge

All this week we have been going into more depth on each of the areas of the Microsoft Educator Community, and exploring the ways that people can take value from the wealth of free teacher CPD resources and peer interactions that can be found through the site that is being colloquially known as the ‘MEC’.  If…