#TheFeed - Showcase School: Collaboration, Engagement, & Enhanced Teaching and Learning, by Paula Lowry

In the latest extract from #TheFeed, Paula Lowry – Headteacher of School at Saint Joseph’s Catholic and Church of England Primary, and also a #MIEExpert – discusses the progress her school has made with the advancements of technology, and how this has developed learning within the classroom. “Looking back on the journey that the schools have taken with technology in the last 18 months is unbelievable. Both Saint Joseph’s Primary and Nursery school and Bolsover Junior school are located in economically deprived areas in Derbyshire and our vision for technology grew from a desire to give the children in our schools the very best start, to prepare them for global learning and to raise aspirations…”


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.


Office 365 for education: Teaching in the Cloud ‘How to’ tutorials for SharePoint

Partner image above from Novotronix Work better together! We are really excited that Microsoft Office 365 is available for FREE for education. Office 365 will help transform the way students and educators work in real time on assignments and group projects. Easily share information, view and edit documents in a browser or in Office. Check…

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Earn Microsoft badges for teacher and school leader professional development

We believe in anytime, anywhere learning. We also believe your achievements should be recognised so that you can share your accomplishments and knowledge with your colleagues and communities. That’s why the Partners in Learning Network awards badges for the skills and knowledge that are learned and shared through our online professional learning community, in our…

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Lesson plan: Create a timeline of famous scientific experiments

In this lesson, students work alone or in groups to research the history of science and the experimental method in science by investigating the most significant scientific experiments conducted from ancient times to the present. Objectives Students will gain a broad understanding of the history of science. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the…

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Get creative in your school with Learning Suite

Learning Suite is a set of education of tools that can be used to assist exciting and innovative teaching ideas. Learning Suite software is free to download for schools and teachers. Here’s how you can get creative with some of the Learning Suite apps. Divide the class into small groups and assign a state or…


Helping educators use technology in learning: new Partners in Learning Teaching with Technology Curriculum

Educators who want to progress their skills in the use of technology in learning can be assisted with the new Partners in Learning Teaching with Technology Curriculum. What is it? The new Partners in Learning Teaching with Technology Curriculum helps educators develop competencies in the use of technology in teaching and learning.  Based in pedagogical best…


Valuable education technology information and resources via our social media channels

Whether you’re a teacher, IT Manager or an Education Professional, following our social media channels is an easy way to keep up with what’s going on in the technology and education sector.  By following us you can also learn about valuable tools, technologies and resources for your institution.  Take for our example our Slideshare Presentation eBook on…

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New Computer Science GCSE will teach students to develop gaming, web and mobile apps

Great news for education professionals and students – AQA have announced details about the new GCSE Computer Science. The unique curriculum includes some exciting advances, such as development of mobile apps and web technologies, as well as learning computing theory and essential programming skills. These innovative skills will be significant for GCSE students to address…

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Learning and Sharing in Manchester - the Innovative Teacher MEETing - 29th Nov 2010

Kristen and Stuart, who run the UK Partners In Learning programme, are hosting the Innovative Education Forum in Manchester on November 30th. It’s a free event with a great line-up of inspirational talks including Sugata Mitra and Michael Furdyk. However, I know that it’s not easy getting days out of school for professional development these…

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