Creating Sways for Biology - with #MIEExpert Sarah Clark

Today we’re pleased to share a fantastic Sway from Sarah Clark, another of our MIEEs based in Scotland. In her Sway, she provides a number of different examples of how her biology students have used Sways to demonstrate their understanding of a wide range of topics, and put a more creative twist on experiment write-ups.


MIEE TV – Expert Educators using Office Mix in the Classroom

Last week we shone the spotlight on one of the newest Microsoft technologies, and looked at how our Expert Educators are using Sway in the classroom. There were some fantastic examples of how this new creative medium is being used to engage and inspire students on a variety of subjects. Today, we’re going to shift…


BETT 2012: All the slides from our Theatre Stand

With the dust now settling after a great BETT 2012, we thought it might be useful to post all the slides from our presentations at the show to our blog. If you attended one of our sessions, wish you had done or maybe didn’t make to Kensington for the final BETT at Olympia, all the…

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The BETT Futures Presentation

For three days now at BETT 2011 I’ve been presenting with a colleague, Mark Stewart, about some of the websites and products that students use in their social lives, and talking about how they could also be useful for teachers and schools. As it has been such a busy week, I’ve not had chance to…

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Slides from the Learning Gateway Conference 2010

Yesterday, Chris Rothwell, who leads our work on Live@edu in the UK, was talking to schools at the Learning Gateway Conference in London. I asked Chris for the slides from his talk so that I can share them. But first here’s the background from Chris: I was lucky enough to speak at the Learning Gateway…

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The NAACE Annual Conference

For the last three days I’ve been at the NAACE Conference in Blackpool, with over 300 others. NAACE is the “professional association for those who are concerned with advancing education through the appropriate use of information and communications technology (ICT)” – which means that the conference attendees are a mix of local authority IT advisers,…

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Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 1 – Server Virtualisation

Each day I’ll write a short piece about each one of the money saving ideas in my BETT 2010 presentation. Are you old enough to remember the first time that you realised that you needed a room to put the server in? Rather than just leaving it in the corner of a classroom or the…

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Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips

At the BETT Show in London in January 2010, I have the luck of telling the story in our theatre called “Top 10 Money Saving Tips”. Of course, I had a few weeks to prepare, and a lot of help from individual schools who looked at their use of ICT and pointed out how it…

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Slides from the Windows 7 in Education event in Reading

We had a Windows in Education workshop at our main offices in Reading today, with about 50 IT managers and network managers. We spent the whole day talking about how and why schools, colleges and universities might roll out Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It was quite a geeky day and also quite…

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Managing Costs at Microsoft using IT – An insider’s view

I was in a training session on Friday, when we were joined by the Microsoft IT team – the clever chaps that keep our IT network running right across the business, seemingly in the face of all of the odds. I believe that the odds really are stacked heavily against keeping the IT system stable,…

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