Teaching with a new device this term? View an on-demand webinar to get the most from Windows 10 in the classroom

To help educators get to grips with new devices and get most out them in an educational setting, we have a number of on-demand webinars delivered by trained teachers, Student Ambassadors and Microsoft product experts, aimed at familiarising them with some of the latest accessibility features of Windows 10, as well as closer looks at some of the specific devices from a range OEMs and the Microsoft Surface family of devices.

BETT 2017 Guest Post: Pobble – “Saving teachers time”

Continuing our series of guest partner posts for BETT 2017, we are pleased to share a piece from the team at Pobble – the platform that makes writing ridiculously exciting! Teachers use the Pobble platform to find the best teaching resources, give pupils a global audience for their work, and to assess writing. Find Pobble at BETT 2017 on Stand HUB4.

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.

Finding the right devices for education

When looking for suitable and affordable devices for education, there are many factors to consider. Whether you are a post-grad researcher looking for a powerful personal laptop, a parent wishing to provide your child with a 2-in-1 device for further education, or indeed a head teacher needing to equip classes or an entire school with portable devices suitable for education, there are plenty of options to navigate. To help parents, teachers and students find the devices with the necessary functionality and that fall within your budget, the device finder on the Microsoft Education website will quickly refine your options.

#MIEExpert Webinar: Using OneNote Learning Tools to support children with additional learning requirements

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.

“Small steps to big impact” – Register now for Hack The Classroom, September 24th

Hack The Classroom is back! On Saturday 24th September educators from all over the world will come together to share ideas, experiences, insights and conversation, as the education community as a whole looks to drive further innovation in the classroom through the use of technology. The theme for this live event will be “small steps to big impact”, and joining host Anthony Salcito is a line-up of exciting industry speakers and trailblazing educators, featuring many hacks created by teachers from around the world.

MIEExpert Ray Chambers wins Pearson Teaching Award for Outstanding use of Technology in Education

With all the time spent marking and grading over the course of a year, educators regularly find themselves praising and awarding for students for their hard work and efforts. So every now and then it’s nice to recognise those teachers who really have stood out for their contributions and achievements in a particular area. That…

Microsoft delivers new school supplies for class this year

The following post originally appeared as a cross-post on the Microsoft in Education Blog and the Official Microsoft Blog. — Microsoft delivers new school supplies for class this year By Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education. The stores are chock-full of school supplies, buses are back on their routes, and anticipation is in the…

MIE Minute – EduCast Series, Skype in the Classroom and more

Ahead of the new academic year starting in September, we’re pleased to be back with more news and resources from the MIE Minute Newsletter. As always, we have the three shareable items that our MIE Experts will be circulating throughout their networks, and in addition to this we are excited to share details of the…

How educators can get more from Twitter with Windows 10

Education is one area to have hugely benefited from the technological advances in communication seen in the last decade or so, with the rise of social media and blogging providing teachers from all around the world with a means of quickly and easily documenting their activities and ideas, and a variety of outlets and channels…