Category Archives: #TheFeedUK

#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 – 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 – How good might our leadership be? By Merlin John

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 Merlin John – a widely respected journalist known for his expertise in education and ICT – and explores the vital role that leadership plays in enhancing children’s learning, and ways to transform your school to through the use of technology.

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#TheFeed – How good might our leadership be?

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#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

#TheFeed – Empowering Teachers with OneNote at Microsoft School Acklam Grange, by Jon Tait

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 Jon Tait, Deputy Head Teacher at Microsoft School Acklam Grange, and looks at how the practice of flipped learning has been applied to leadership meetings in combination with Surface devices and OneNote to enable more productive and cost effective uses of time.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.

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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: 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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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

Become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert – applications now open!

Applications are now open for teachers wishing to join the Microsoft Innovative Educator programme. Details for applying can be found below, but before we get to that we’d like to share some of the things us here in the Microsoft UK Education team have been up to this year with the members of our local MIE community.


What’s it like being a MIE-Expert?

At the heart of everything we do here is the mission to empower every student on the planet to expect more, to do more, and to be more.… Visit the author's original post