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‘Imagine If’ with EduConnect – 20th December 2017

Learn more about the EduConnect team at Microsoft UK, and how you can take advantage of their work in the community. You don't have to be actively involved in the education industry to see and feel and its impact and importance. As students you are still on your journey of learning and development, as employees you are putting those skills to use in the workplace, and as... Read more

Enabling economic opportunity for Washington’s students

As we close the year, I’m delighted to share some encouraging momentum from the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS), a unique public-private partnership that helps low- and middle-income students earn their bachelor’s degrees in the state’s high-demand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and health care fields. Based on their annual... Read more

Microsoft Education Exchange comes to Singapore in 2018

Following a hugely successful event in Toronto this year, next March sees the return of the annual E2 Educator Exchange, taking place in Singapore. As a country rated first in Maths and Science, and with a recent OECD-led study describing Singapore as having "the world's best education system", it's fantastic location to bring together our educators from all over the... Read more

Adrian Francis addressing a group of students.

These former high school teachers are changing attitudes about tech, one teacher at a time

Technology is moving fast. While some teachers have the opportunity to keep pace with it, some need time and guidance along the way - and that's where Mike Reading and Adrian Francis come in. As a team, they spend their days training and inspiring educators looking to find the value of incorporating technology into their classrooms. “In the end, it’s about finding the... Read more

Top 5 Education Posts of 2017

The year has rushed past and I've been looking through the statistics of this blog and found some interesting trends. I've decided to collate the top five posts (by number of views) to share what you, the reader, have found most interesting and useful from this year. One: Autopilot – Even Easier Device Enrollment & Deployment In Windows 10 Out Of The Box I am not... Read more