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Microsoft in Education UK


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We’re all born to learn. At Microsoft, we understand that the real value of technology lies in the skills it builds, the opportunities it creates, and the horizons it broadens. That’s why we’re empowering the education community with a wide range of products, services, and programmes that help transform learning and make it more accessible.

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Microsoft in Education UK

  1. 1. When it comes to unlocking potential, there are many keys Microsoft has created a wealth of education resources, and they’re at your fingertips We’re all born to learn. At Microsoft, we understand that the real value of technology lies in the skills it builds, the opportunities it creates, and the horizons it broadens. That’s why we’re empowering the education community with a wide range of products, services, and programmes that help transform learning and make it more accessible. We believe that: • Technology can accelerate insight and impact • Immersive learning experiences deliver improved outcomes • Communities of committed participants, collaborating effectively, are essential to advancing education EDUCATOR E Professional development for educators Take advantage of a rich set of professional development resources from Microsoft. You’ll be better prepared to equip learners with the skills they need for a career and life in the 21st century. Microsoft Educator Network Join the Microsoft Educator Network to access free tools, tutorials, and learning activities for the classroom. Become part of the global Microsoft community as a: • Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert • Microsoft Showcase School • Microsoft Teacher Trainer Learn more at Transform the classroom Discover exciting new ways to teach, accelerate learning, and deliver better pupil outcomes with an innovative, technology-based classroom. Devices From playing videos to typing up notes in OneNote, Windows 8 is packed with the functionality pupils need. Available from a range of manufacturers at a range of price points, pupils can choose the Microsoft device that’s right for them. Find out more at Educational apps See the Windows Store for a growing range of apps for education, and give pupils tools to learn. Apps include: • MediaCore • NearPod • CreateBook • Novamind Mind Maps • Explain Everything • OneNote Get the apps at Skype in the Classroom Welcome to the world’s biggest classroom. Skype in the Classroom connects educators and experts to l earners everywhere. Sign up today at DreamSpark DreamSpark offers pro-level developer and designer tools. Educators can also access top-notch resources to ensure their classrooms always have the latest technologies to challenge, motivate, and keep learners engaged in new ways. Get started at Power BI Power BI for Office 365 is a collection of features and services to create compelling content, share your discoveries, and collaborate with colleagues, teams, and study groups i nnovatively. It works seamlessly with Microsoft Excel. Get started at Office Mix Office Mix mixes web videos, animations, and more so educators can create rich, interactive lessons. Record lectures, draw on slides, and add audio-visual content. Share lessons with students and colleagues, who can watch them online on nearly any device. Learn more at Sway Sway is the app for expressing ideas in bold new ways across multiple devices. The interactive creations have no borders, edges or page breaks slides so it’s an ideal canvas for educators and pupils looking to set their minds free. Learn more at Empower pupils Learning and discovery shouldn’t stop at the school gates. Inspire pupils with the technology that gives them the freedom to collaborate, connect, and be more productive both in the classroom and in their own time. Complimentary copy of Microsoft Office for Students! Academic institutions that license Office can now provide access to Office 365 ProPlus (full Office on up to five devices) for students at no additional cost. Office 365 ProPlus benefit available for faculty and staff starting December 1, 2014. Find out more by speaking with your IT department at school Business of schools Microsoft’s partner community offers education-specific solutions to help transform teaching and learning with technology. See Stay in touch: Teaching with technology (TwT) TwT is a free online e-course that helps educators develop a deeper understanding of how technology can enhance learning. Developed by experts worldwide, it aligns with the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers. Find out more at Microsoft IT Academy The Microsoft IT Academy offers a digital curriculum and certification on fundamental technology skills at reduced prices for academic institutions. Staff learn to teach technology courses and gain new tools. Pupils get college and career ready. Search Microsoft IT Academy Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) MVA offers hundreds of online Microsoft training courses in 11 different languages. It’s designed to give developers, IT professionals, and advanced students access to the latest technology, building their skills and advancing their careers. Find out more at Office 365 Education Office 365 creates experiences that help students easily connect with each other, staff, and experts. It’s packed with features, including free email, the latest Word, Excel and PowerPoint, OneNote, 1 TB of OneDrive Storage, Instant Messaging (IM), and more. Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) With Microsoft ITA, academic institutions—as well as their students and staff—get a digital curriculum and certifications for completing fundamental technology skills. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) Our mission is to help students learn about the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. The MVA is free of charge and the entire service is hosted on Windows Azure. eLearning eLearning solutions include authoring, storage, consumption, and analytics tools. Pupils learn on their terms—anytime and on any device. Teachers track progress and provide guidance. Big Data and Analytics Use Big Data and Analytics solutions to mine data volumes and derive the insight schools need to make the right strategic decisions. Help teachers provide personalised learning. Cloud IT and Productivity Cloud IT and Productivity solutions are cloud-based services that help CIOs and IT staff securely manage school infrastructures and improve service efficiency. Learning Mobility Learning Mobility solutions offer innovative digital approaches to traditional learning and teaching, ensuring that pupils have the skills they need to thrive everywhere.