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: Explore point of view through aerial photography

In this lesson, students are introduced to the idea of point of view through aerial photography. They will write a story about what the character Amelia the Pigeon would see if she flew over their school or home. Objectives Students will be introduced to aerial photography and the idea of different points of view. Learning…

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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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Lesson plans: Calculating profits from selling virtual lemonade

You can introduce or augment technology skills with our lesson plans for teachers. They’re ready to use as they are, or you can customise them to fit your specific teaching and learning goals. In this lesson, students set up a virtual lemonade stand and decide how many cups of lemonade to prepare, which ingredients to…

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Summer Camp 2010 – Teachers learning from Teachers

One of the best events Kristen and Stuart (who are the Microsoft UK Partners in Learning team) ran last year was the Summer Camp, where teachers created resources for teachers, the results of which can be found here. Due to popular demand we are running the event again this year, and we are making it…

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Network Managers and Teachers have a relationship problem

We’re thinking about how our activities online (like this blog, our other education blogs, the Partners in Learning Network, and the main Microsoft UK Education website) can be developed to support schools more – and meet the needs of different people within a school. Within our small team we’ve got quite a few years of…

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A new way to add interactivity and quizzes to PowerPoint presentations

A few years ago I bought a keypad set so that I could create polls and quizzes in PowerPoint. But over time, I drifted away from using them, as it became increasingly difficult to set them up. But I’ve come across something that might well re-ignite my interest in doing talks and presentations with interactive…

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BETT 2010 Press Release – Teachers Video Competition

It wouldn’t be the first day of BETT without a press release or two, so let’s get the ball rolling… Kristen Weatherby, who runs our Partners in Learning project in the UK, and is also responsible for our Teachers blog, was pretty pleased this morning to announce our competition for teachers. It’s a very simple…

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Kristen and Stuart get an EduBlog nomination for Teaching Ideas and Resources blog

Talk about hiding your light under a bush. I’ve just found out, through reading the pages of EduBlog awards site, that our Teaching Ideas and Resources blog, written by Kristen and Stuart, has been shortlisted in the “Best elearning/corporate education blog 2009” category. If you’re not sending staff in your school to their blog, then…

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