Category Archives: #TheFeed

#TheFeed – Device Review: Windows 10 Devices to suit all budgets, by Paul Dredge

march-april-cover#TheFeed is back for the March/April 2017 edition, and focusses on Accessibility. In the latest issue you’ll find stories from schools specialising in SEND, studies from the British Dyslexia Association, and the latest on technologies that can aid SEND learners and those who teach them.

This article is written by Paul Dredge, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, who reviews three different devices: the Viglen Duo tab; HP X2 210; and a Surface Pro 4, discussing the respective strengths and areas of suitability of all three.Visit the author's original post

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

march-april-cover#TheFeed is back for the March/April 2017 edition, and focusses on Accessibility. In the latest issue you’ll find stories from schools specialising in SEND, studies from the British Dyslexia Association, and the latest on technologies that can aid SEND learners and those who teach them.

This extract is written by Paula Lowry, Headteacher of School at Saint Joseph’s Catholic and Church of England Primary, and also Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. In this article, Paula discusses the progress her school has made with the advancements of technology, and how this has developed learning within the classroom.Visit the author's original post

#TheFeed – Special Report: The Fosse Way Document, by Gerald Haigh

march-april-coverThis latest extract from #TheFeed is written by teacher Gerald Haigh, the piece focuses on a special school, with the majority of the students on the autism spectrum. The school has just updated the way technology is used in the classroom to enhance learning in ways like never before.

More information about the schools, together with details and timetables of the CPD programmes on offer, together with information on booking are available here.

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#TheFeed – Special Report: The Fosse Way Document, by Gerald Haigh

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Fosse Way School, a special school for 209 pupils, a majority on the autistic spectrum, in Radstock, near the City of Bath has just had a complete update of the way technology is used for learning.Visit the author's original post

#TheFeed – Community Dementia Art Sway Project: #MIEE Report by Lee Whitmarsh

This latest extract from #TheFeed is written by Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (#MIEExpert) Lee Whitmarsh talks about the local community project he and his students at Alsager School, Cheshire, have been involved with that sees the use of Sway helping those affected by dementia.

To learn more about Sway itself we’d recommend viewing this on-demand webinar from #MIEExpert Paul Dredge – ‘Light up your classroom with Sway’.

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We are very excited to be given the opportunity to share with Microsoft’s #Thefeed how we are developing a community dementia art Sway project. … Visit the author's original post

#TheFeed – Microsoft’s OneNote Digital Notebook Combating Dyslexia

march-april-cover#TheFeed is back for the March/April 2017 edition, and focusses on Accessibility. In the latest issue you’ll find stories from schools specialising in SEND, studies from the British Dyslexia Association, and the latest on technologies that can aid SEND learners and those who teach them.

This extract is from the Microsoft in Education team, and looks at the latest updates and additions to the Learning Tools add-in for OneNote, all within the context of a recent BDA study conducted with a Surrey school to see how experiences outcomes can be improved for SEND learners through the introduction of appropriate technology.Visit the author's original post

#TheFeed – Digital Literacy in 21st Century, by Sonia Blanford

The following post features in the most recent issue of #TheFeed, our online magazine bringing you the best stories from Microsoft Showcase Schools and #MIEExperts, thought leadership, and news from the Microsoft in Education team. This piece is written Sonia Blanford – a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and Founder & CEO at Achievement for All – and explores the upcoming changes in Education and the continuing effects this will have on society as a whole.

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#TheFeed – Digital Literacy in 21st Century, by Sonia Blanford

The wider deployment and effective use of ICT is pivotal in the changing global world of the future.… Visit the author's original post

#TheFeed – Device Review: Is it time to buy a Linx1010? – by Kevin Sait

The following post features in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of #TheFeed, our online magazine bringing you the best stories from Microsoft Showcase Schools and #MIEExperts, thought leadership, and news from the Microsoft in Education team. This piece is written by Kevin Sait – one of our Teacher Ambassadors – and weighs up one of the many OEM Windows 10 devices available within education.

Of course when looking at any new devices for the classroom, device management is also a key consideration.Visit the author's original post

#TheFeed – MIEE Report: It starts with an iDEA, by Graeme Lawrie

The following post features in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of #TheFeed, our online magazine bringing you the best stories from Microsoft Showcase Schools and #MIEExperts, thought leadership, and news from the Microsoft in Education team. This piece is written by Graeme Lawrie, Director of Innovation and Outreach at Sevenoaks School, and explores the digital initiative iDEA, which is a national project that hosts a series of online challenges and events allowing the users to win career enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and, ultimately, gain nationally recognised awards.Visit the author's original post

#TheFeedUK – HoloLens in Education

The following post features in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of #TheFeed, our online magazine bringing you the best stories from Microsoft Showcase Schools and #MIEExperts, thought leadership, and news from the Microsoft in Education team. This piece is from the HoloLens team here at Microsoft, and looks at how the world of mixed reality is already impacting teaching and learning.

Head over to SlideShare to browse all the latest stories from this edition of #TheFeed.


HoloLens in Education

While technological advances wont necessarily change fact or history, some can certainly change the ways in which many of these subjects and skills are taught.

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#TheFeed – Meet This Year’s Showcase Schools

The following post features in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of #TheFeed, our online magazine bringing you the best stories from Microsoft Showcase Schools and #MIEExperts, thought leadership, and news from the Microsoft in Education team. This short extract providing a visual overview of all of our Microsoft Showcase Schools in the UK, and where they are located.

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Meet This Year’s Microsoft Showcase Schools

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#TheFeed – An introduction to Microsoft Training Academies, by Gerald Haigh

The following post features in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of #TheFeed, our online magazine bringing you the best stories from Microsoft Showcase Schools and #MIEExperts, thought leadership, and news from the Microsoft in Education team. This piece is written by Gerald Haigh, and looks at the recently launched Microsoft Training Academies programme.

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Microsoft Training Academies

by Gerald Haigh

One of the most interesting announcements at BETT 2017 will be the launch of the Microsoft Training Academies (MTA) programme.… Visit the author's original post

#TheFeed – Student Ambassador: The Microsoft Showcase Classroom

The following article was written by Jordan Lipman, and originally appeared in Issue 7 of #TheFeed. Jordan has been with us for the last year as an undergraduate intern on placement, and has looked after the Microsoft Showcase Classroom in our London offices. Here he shares his reflections on the last 12 months, as well as some of the more commonly asked questions he has heard from educators and school leaders.


Student Ambassador: The Microsoft Showcase Classroom

Working for a company such as Microsoft can provide you with amazing opportunities.

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#TheFeed: Simon de Senlis Primary School – A Year in Review

In the latest extract from the July 2016 issue of #TheFeed, we hand the mic over to Tom Rees – Head of Simon de Senlis Primary and a Director of the Northampton Primary Academy Trust –  to talk about the Microsoft Showcase Schools programme and look back on the last two years to review the opportunities and impact that he has experienced through the programme.

#TheFeed is an online magazine produced by Microsoft Education UK, in conjunction with teachers, students and academic institutions.Visit the author's original post

From #TheFeed: “Choices” – by Student Ambassador Laura-Jane Ellard

The following post originally appeared in Issue 6 of #TheFeed, and is part of the ‘Student Ambassador’ series. This particular article in the series was written and compiled by Laura-Jane Ellard, who also writes for this blog.


Choices

by Laura-Jane Ellard

How many times have you been to a family gathering and heard something along the lines of “Oh to be young again!” or “You don’t know how easy you have it!” OK, I admit that not paying rent or bills is nothing but a good thing, but I do think it is often underestimated just how much young people have to go through growing up in the 21st Century.

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#MIEExpert Report: E2 – Educator Exchange

The following article originally featured in the May 2016 issue of #TheFeed, and was written by #MIEExpert Kristy Griffin, of Bolsover Church of England Junior, a Microsoft Showcase School. Later this month Kristy will be joining us at the Telegraph Festival of Education – sponsored by Microsoft – to share her experiences of using Skype in the Classroom, Office Mix, Sway, and more.


#MIEExpert Report: E2 – Educator Exchange

by Kristy Griffin

As a newly elected MIEE, my experiences had mainly been centred around my own school and local areas since October 2015.… Visit the author's original post

A Head Teacher’s Response – Find Professional Courage: The White Paper and a Profession in Crisis

The following post originally appeared in the Issue 6 of #TheFeed, and was written by Tom Rees, Head Teacher of Simon De Senlis Primary School.

Find Professional Courage; The White Paper and a Profession in Crisis?

It’s a funny old time in education at the moment; budget cuts and not enough teachers on the one hand yet higher expectations and increased accountability on the other. Every day another headline appears – either announcing the next government policy change or describing the latest union protest as they dig their heels in vehement opposition.Visit the author's original post

New Innovations for the Classroom – Windows 10 Anniversary Update is here!

The following post originally appeared in the Issue 6 of #TheFeed, and was written by Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group.


At Build, we announced the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Today, I’m excited to share additional features for educators and students, alongside other education news from Microsoft. Today, Windows is the leading global platform for K-12 education. Our enduring goal is for Windows to be the best place to learn and  the best platform for teaching.

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Discover what’s in Issue 5 of #TheFeed – out now!

The fifth issue of #TheFeed is out now, containing more stories and thought pieces from teachers, schools leaders, students, and educational commentators. You can find #TheFeed on our SlideShare and Docs.com pages, or you can dive right in below!

To give you a taste for what’s to be found within the March edition of #TheFeed, here’s a rundown of the main stories:

What’s new with Microsoft: Minecraft Education Edition
by Alex Eeles

Arriving this summer, the new title aims to reach more educators around the world with a richer set of features and a thriving community.Visit the author's original post

Complimentary BBC Earth Enchanted Kingdom DVDs for Schools

Through Microsoft in Education's partnership with BBC Earth, we are pleased to be offering complimentary copies of the Enchanted Kingdom DVD to schools looking to create their own project based learning activities inspired by the film.

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