Monkseaton High School's story of innovation

During BETT week in January quite a few colleagues from the worldwide education team visited the UK. After BETT was over, whilst some came on a roadtrip with us (see the stories from the trip), others headed off to individual schools. Jeff Daniels, who’s our ‘Worldwide Industry Manager for Schools’, went north to visit Monkseaton…

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Road Trip Part 4 - Broadclyst

Phew, after the hiccups at the end of the first day of this road trip, I’m still here and writing 🙂 We awoke in Devon on Friday, to a sunny day and blue skies – and plenty of countryside. Friday’s visit was the polar opposite of Thursday’s , when we visited one of the biggest…

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Partners in Learning Progress report

The Partners in Learning (PiL) programme from Microsoft has been running for 5 years now (and 3 years in the UK), and has supported a wide range of educational projects in conjunction with government and educational agencies worldwide. In the UK, we’ve been working with organisations including the TDA, Childline, Becta and Futurelab on a…

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Another BETT Learning Gateway story

2008 – it’s all about Learning Gateway. And another milestone at BETT was when we released the case study on the Leeds Learning Network. Now, like many of the Learning Gateways that we’ve talked about, this one has been around a little while – in fact, the Leeds Learning Network (LLN) started in 2000, and…

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Live Meeting: Learning Platform - Solution or Framework?

Following on from the numerous conversations, demonstrations and presentations we had at the BETT show around learning platforms, ePortfolios, VLEs, MLEs, and more, this week’s Live Meeting will show you how they can provide the personalised learning experiences that government policies and funding is aiming towards. The Live Meeting, which you can attend online, is on…

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Futurelab annual conference - innovation, innovation, innovation

I realised today that I’d forgotten to remind everybody about Futurelab’s conference, at the end of October. We’re supporting it, but the reason I think you should go is that it brings together some of the key innovators, in an environment where it’s okay to think radically, and talk about how things could be different…. Futurelab’s conference,…

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