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.
Our OneNote journey at St Mungo’s RC High School in Scotland started in early 2015 when a few “early adopter” teachers started using the OneNote Class Notebook app when it became available on the waffle menu through our Glow (Scottish schools intranet) sign-in. Word soon spread about what a fantastic tool we had available to us…
As part of Microsoft’s aim to empower every student on the planet to achieve more, there are a number of tools and functions available across Windows 10 and Surface devices to help both teachers and students in classes with SEND. The following infographic shows some of the resources available, and which areas of SEND they can assist.
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.
For a large chunk of my teaching career, I worked with children who were labelled as having ‘special needs’, mainly in mainstream schools, but also briefly in a special school for children with profound learning difficulties. I learned so much from this work. I could see, for example, that it may make some sense, in practical organisational terms, to categorise children under catch-all headings such as ‘less able’, ‘learning difficulties’ — there’s a long list.
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.
Last week we kicked off our series of on-line webinar led by teachers, with a session hosted by Microsoft Teacher Ambassador Natalie Burgess, and yesterday we held the second weekly session, delivered by #MIEExpert Anna Kellner. We appreciate that it’s not always possible for people to join us for the live sessions, but we’re recording all of these webinars, and the content is available on-demand for you to watch at a more convenient time.
In line with Dyslexia Awareness Week, this webinar hosted by Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Anna Kellner will demonstrate how to use OneNote Learning Tools & Class Notebooks to support students with additional learning requirements. During the half hour session you will be given an overview of how to use the Learning Tools, and a variety of other tips and tricks for using OneNote in your classroom.
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.
Those of you who keep your ears to the ground for product news and updates, or who regularly read the OneNote blog, may already be aware of the latest features and functionality that can be found within OneNote, but it never hurts to recirculate this news on our blogs so that people don’t miss out! The most recent OneNote roundup included news around the latest updates to inking, OneNote Class and Staff Notebooks, OneNote Web Clipper and more. The full article can be found on the main Office blog, but here is a summary of what’s covered.