Partner Case Study: How Microsoft Power BI is helping Swalcliffe Park School safeguard students | Andrew Robertson – EDU

Swalcliffe Park School caters for boys aged 11 to 19 who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum conditions, and also functions as a children’s home. All students have statements of special educational needs or education health care plans, with a large number of local authorities placing students in the school. The children’s homes and school have both been judged to be outstanding. The internet is a key resource for learning and plays an important part of the recreational activities of the students who live on-site, so it’s vitally important for the Safeguarding of the students that internet…

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Microsoft’s Docs.com service to be discontinued – what actions do you need to take? | Andrew Robertson – EDU

Microsoft is retiring the Docs.com service on Friday, December 15, 2017 and we are hereby advising all users to move their existing Docs.com content to other file storage and sharing platforms as soon as possible, as Docs.com will no longer be available after this date. Microsoft is retiring the Docs.com service on Friday, December 15, 2017 and we are hereby advising all users to move their existing Docs.com content to other file storage and sharing platforms as soon as possible, as Docs.com will no longer be available after this date.

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Hack The Classroom is back on June 27th! Register for the live event | Andrew Robertson – EDU

Hack The Classroom returns on Tuesday 27th June, and you can join the online live event! As the world changes and is moving more rapidly, it is hard to keep up with what are the most powerful ways to incorporate technology into your classroom. Hack the Classroom is an exciting, online, live event designed to show you what’s possible and ignite new ideas. This year, we’ll be live from ISTE bringing you the latest tools designed to empower your students to achieve more.

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Deploying Minecraft: Education Edition at Lings Primary School, Northampton | Andrew Robertson – EDU

The following post looks at the story of Lings Primary School, part of the Northampton Primary Academy Trust, and the role that Minecraft: Education Edition plays within the ‘Creative-Connected’ curriculum in place at the school. In particular, we address the deployment of Minecraft: Education Edition in relation to how it integrates with the existing digital infrastructure of the school, and hear from the IT professionals involved in the project.

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Edtech 2020 – Where next for education, skills & learning? | Andrew Robertson – EDU

On Tuesday 13th June at London Tech Week we will be presenting ‘Edtech 2020’ – half a day in which we will seek to debate and showcase the key trends, strategies and technologies that are going to be driving change in the classroom over the next 3 years. Joining the Microsoft product experts on the speaker schedule are a number of industry leaders, and the live demos from schools, colleges and universities will provide an opportunity to see first-hand how these technologies are being used in practice.

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Partner guest post: Meetoo – Real-time polling for the classroom | Andrew Robertson – EDU

The following article is a guest post and looks at the story behind Meetoo, their real-time polling add-in for PowerPoint from Lumi, a Microsoft Partner.

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“The feedback from teachers and lecturers alike is that PowerPoint is the essential pedagogic tool in the classroom or lecture theatre. I began lecturing at the City University back in 2009 and the first thing I was told by the Dean was to build the lecture course around PowerPoint. And what is more, even a non-techie person such as myself could…

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Partner guest post: Meetoo – Real-time polling for the classroom | Andrew Robertson – EDU

Lectures can be challenging for students and teaching staff alike. For the students, there’s often too much information to absorb in one go, with little chance of asking questions. Lecturers are equally in the dark, unable to gauge how much their students have understood and will remember the moment they leave the building.. READ MORE

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