It may seem like a distant memory by now, but it wasn’t all that long ago that tens of thousands of educators, school leaders, students and technology innovators were all congregated underneath the roof of London’s ExCel exhibition centre for four days during BETT 2017. It was a fantastic show all round, and to follow up on our partner presence is Gerald Haigh with a retrospective look at what was happening in our Microsoft Partner Campus. Back in January, Gerald wrote a piece looking at each of the 21 exhibitors who would make up the Microsoft Partner Campus at BETT 2017.… Visit the author's original post
So as the final announcements ring out over the public address system, the shutters come down at the ExCel, and the weary legs and feet of exhibitors and visitors alike carry us all home, BETT 2017 draws to a hugely successful close. We hope you’ve enjoyed coming to our stands and seeing all of our connected speakers across the show floor, but most importantly we hope that you leave BETT 2017 with some inspiration and confidence for new classroom ideas and digital transformation in your place of learning.
Three down, one to go… Hang in there! But what an exhibition it has been so far! It was another busy day on the Microsoft Stand and adjoining Partner Campus, with many other engaging activities dotted around the whole exhibition floor.
Earlier this morning Jonathan Bishop – head teacher of Microsoft Showcase School Broadclyst Community Primary, and founder of the Global Enterprise Challenge – delivered a Future Gazing session in the School Leaders Summit around Developing a Digital Academy.
Phew…! Still with us?! Another action-packed day at BETT 2017 draws to a close, and as attendees and exhibitors start to make their ways home, there is much to reflect on and ponder.
Yesterday our BETT 2017 Day One recap looked at some of the talks and sessions happening further afield across the BETT exhibition floor, so for this evening’s edition we’ll focus on some of the Learn Live Theatre sessions being delivered by educators and school leaders on the Microsoft stand and some of the activity from the Microsoft Partner Campus.
As the legs begin to show signs of fatigue, you’ve lost count of the number of coffees you’ve drunk, and the constant background noise quietens to the point where you can almost make out individual voices, there is no escaping the fact that BETT 2017 is here, it’s happening, and it’s bigger and better than ever!
It’s been a busy day on all fronts for the Microsoft team, and across all corners of the exhibition floor there has been something for everyone!… Visit the author's original post
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. The literacy platform was started in 2013, by a group of teachers based in North Yorkshire, England. Since then, Pobble has gained the support of prominent education leaders and has received praise from bestselling authors such as Anthony Horowitz and Michael Morpurgo.… Visit the author's original post
The next post in our Microsoft Partner guest blog series for BETT 2017 comes from Acer. With 40 years of experience, Acer is well suited to meeting the needs of modern educational institutions, to enable teachers and students to create new ways of interacting by providing reliable and easy-to-use solutions they can trust. Find Acer at BETT 2017 on stand B109.
Exploration through technology is a right, not a privilege
What technology companies needs to do to address education needs in primary, secondary and university education
By Preben Fjeld – Acer UK Country Manager
I am sure we would all agree that the priority of education is to help students to become independent and creative thinkers by providing them with the resources they need to succeed on the journey.… Visit the author's original post
The next post in our series of BETT 2017 partner-penned blog articles comes from NetSupport. With over 27 years’ development experience in the education sector, NetSupport demonstrates how it can provide schools with the complete solution to manage and monitor school IT easily and effectively.
Click here to Learn more about what NetSupport will be showcasing at BETT 2017, or visit them on stand D118 this week.
There’s an easier way to manage school technology…
With the increasing amount of technology in schools today, many schools struggle to maintain and manage their IT assets, keep students focused in ICT classrooms, and safeguard students using school technology.… Visit the author's original post
Our next guest blog post from a Microsoft Partner exhibiting at bet comes from XMA. With a wide portfolio covering computer hardware, software, printing, infrastructure and associated services, XMA focus on supporting teachers and pupils in improving learning outcomes through the sustainable use of technology.
Find XMA at BETT 2017 on stand E205, to see how they can help students, teachers, and academic institutions get the most out of technology.
ClassLink: New and Improved, by XMA
It’s our mission to support teachers and pupils in improving learning outcomes through the sustainable use of technology.… Visit the author's original post
The next post in our BETT 2017 partner series comes to us from SalamanderSoft, who focus on integration services – helping Schools use the data they already have to provision, maintain and manage Active Directory, Office 365, SharePoint, and Exchange.
Find SalamanderSoft in the Microsoft Partner Campus at BETT 2017 (stand C300).
Getting on with teaching and learning in Office 365, with SalamanderSoft
Innovations within Microsoft’s cloud platform in 2016 and coming in 2017 have given schools and colleges an opportunity to deliver richer teaching and learning experiences, while reducing costs and complexity.… Visit the author's original post
BETT 2017 will see the return of Skooler and we invite you along to our stand in the Microsoft Partner Campus (C300).https://www.skooler.com/en/
Skooler offers expertise in using Office365 in the classroom alongside teaching tools such as personalised learning plans, medium and long term planning, absence/attendance registration, assignments and tests to name a few. Parents are kept up to date via the Parental portal. All the tools are safely hosted in the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Skooler Learning Management Tools
Making Office 365 relevant for education
Skooler is a Norwegian company that focuses 100% on ICT in Education.… Visit the author's original post
Continuing our series of guest posts from Microsoft Partners exhibiting at BETT 2017, we have a contribution from another partner who can be found in the Microsoft Partner Campus. TeacherIn is the app saving schools thousands on agency fees and ensuring they have the most effective supply teacher in place. The TeacherIn team will be in the Microsoft Partner Village (C300), talking to schools about how they can transform their recruitment processes, and save money.
Agency Domination – Change is here
Shaking up the recruitment space to better support learners
The world of the supply teacher is in the main dominated and dictated by recruitment agencies.… Visit the author's original post
Following on from yesterday’s post all about the BETT 2017 Microsoft Partner Campus, we will be sharing a number of guest blog contributions from Microsoft Partners found both in the Campus itself, and also those who are exhibiting elsewhere in the hall. This series of guest blogs has become a regular feature of our BETT coverage in recent years, and we are pleased to continue this tradition.
The Microsoft Partner Campus is an outward expression of the strong practical and creative two-way bond which exists between Microsoft and their partners, who are regarded as contributors to development as well as the ‘sharp end’ deliverers of solutions.
This year 21 partners, summarised below, have stands in the Campus, and in addition, a number of partners will contribute as speakers in the Campus Theatre.… Visit the author's original post
Now that the festive holidays are behind us, there’s one thing for us to look forward to… BETT 2017! We’re pleased to share the schedules for our Learn Live Theatre and Showcase Classroom sessions.
BETT allows us at Microsoft to connect with the broader education community. It allows our Education to team to connect with and celebrate the amazing achievements of our partners and customers. It also allows us to showcase the exciting things that our Showcase Schools and MIEEs are up to, sharing all the latest with everyone at the show.… Visit the author's original post
All throughout January as we move towards BETT 2017, we will be sharing a number of guest posts that feature contributions from Microsoft Partners who are exhibiting, Microsoft Showcase Schools, MIEEs, Teacher Ambassadors or Microsoft product specialists.
Today we are pleased to hear from Matthew Woodruff, who many of you will have seen presenting on the Microsoft Stand last year.
Matthew has helped education institutions leverage value form their investments in technology over the last 12 years. Through his work with Microsoft in the UK and internationally, Matthew understands that schooling systems are often data rich but information poor.… Visit the author's original post
As the Christmas TV adverts fill our screens and the festive decoration go up, it can only mean one thing: BETT 2017 is nearly upon us.
For the Microsoft education team BETT is a special time of the year where we meet with our broader community, provide a stage for our Showcase Schools and MIEEs to share their stories/best practice and connect with the many Microsoft partners exhibiting at the show.
We will be sharing a more in-depth overview of our plans for the show post-Christmas, but wanted to take this opportunity to give a top level overview of the core themes and focus areas for what we have planned for visitors.… Visit the author's original post