Day Two @ BETT 2017 - What you may have missed

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.


Day One @ BETT 2017 - All you need to know

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!


Hwb+ at the core of the Digital Wales strategy

The following post comes from Microsoft Education Partner Learning Possibilities, and looks at the Hwb+ learning platform as part of the Digital Wales strategy. — The ‘Digital Wales’ framework recognises that the most important drivers of economic and social growth for any country, surrounds the digital competency of their citizens and businesses. As part of…


BETT 2015: Learning Possibilities Ltd: Tech in the Classroom - Finding the right solution, because education matters.

By Learning Possibilities, Ltd You can find Learning Possibilities, Ltd at BETT 2015 on stand F346. Integrating something as broad as technology into your classroom can be a daunting thought, but with the right solution, training and support, your classroom can use technology to aid and abet learning experiences, and to build bridges into the…


Embracing the cloud in education with LP+4

This blog post was written by freelance writer, Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft Education blogs. The SharePoint- based learning platform LP+, from Learning Possibilities, is already well known in many UK schools and authorities. This autumn, however, sees the launch of a new and considerably improved version, titled LP+4. The new version…

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Learning Possibilities: New Platform Coming Soon

News comes in of a new Microsoft-based, learner-centred Learning Platform. We here, on the Microsoft Schools Blog , will be keeping a close eye on it. A little over two years ago, Ray Fleming quoted some thoughts here from Twynham School’s Mike Herrity on “Common reasons why Learning Platforms fail”. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukschools/archive/2009/07/15/common-reasons-why-learning-platforms-fail-mike-herrity-s-view.aspx It’s still worth reading,…

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Looking for the Next BRIT thing – now open for entries…

Posted on behalf of Radiowaves, Microsoft UK Education Partner: Next BRIT thing – www.nextbritthing.com Next BRIT thing is a national music competition for all 11-19 year olds in UK running between September 2011 and March 2012. Young people are invited to upload their audio or video performances to the Next BRIT thing website now. The…

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November webinars for schools

Secrets of Successful Desktop Virtualisation: The Optimised Desktop VDI is a hot topic at the moment but what actually is it? When is it the right solution … and when not? Given the challenges nowadays – making the right choices is even more critical than ever. In this Microsoft Education live meeting, Quest will discuss…

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Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 14 – Save your software budget

So here we are the very last part of the series of Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips for schools, based on my BETT 2010 presentation.  It’s taken me a while to get all of these written down, because although I know the story behind each of these money saving tips, to actually structure it…

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Building a school website in SharePoint

SharePoint has become an established standard across a large number of schools, local authorities and Regional Broadband Consortia. It is the platform underneath Glow in Scotland, and many of the learning platforms in use in schools. I think one of the key reasons it because it can provide a way to integrate all of the…

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