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Microsoft Freeware I use to be a Better Teacher

Outlook Connector Pack explore.live.com/outlook-hotmail-connector-pack I use access my Hotmail in Microsoft Outlook 2010 with this tool.  Once it’s set up, just create a new account in Outlook, choosing the option to manually configure when prompted to access the Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector option. It is handy to have access to a second email account when…
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14 Jan ’11 0

I Haven’t Failed… I Just Haven’t Succeeded Yet.

Yesterday, I received the disappointing news that Hamble College had not been accepted to Microsoft’s Innovative Schools programme for 2011. It was perhaps more disappointing, given the effort put into the application. Given the opportunity to ask questions, I asked. Our journey to date has been largely focused on providing IT stability. to empower teaching…
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2 Dec ’10 0

Microsoft – Innovative Education Forum

The week I travelled to Manchester to the attend the Microsoft Innovative Education Forum (IEF). In spite of the long journey and poor driving conditions, I highly recommend you bookmark next years event in your diary. Let me explain why. This Microsoft event brought a whole host of passionate educators together. You only had to…
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2 Dec ’10 0

#MSCamp Day 2

Look, I am late to the party. With such a passionate group of educators, bloggers and Tweeters there is no point re-writing what has already been written. Both Graeme Eyre and Nicki Maddams provide comprehensive lists of the tools, #MSCamp has a fair Twitterstream, even now and one of two of colleagues have blogged. In true Magpie fashion,…
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19 Aug ’10 0

Microsoft Summer Camp

It’s been a positive first day, meeting plenty of enthusiastic and passionate teachers, twitter folk and online collaborators, making new connections is always a welcomed experience. Smartphones are commonplace, laptops are charged and staff are ready for action. This group of educators represents a full complement of education sectors, primary, secondary, tertiary, special education. One colleague represents…
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17 Aug ’10 0

Screencast

For as long as I have been a ICT tecaher, I have been looking experimenting with  screencasting. It started with creating screencasts to support learning and this task left a lasting impression. Screencasts are very simple in practice, but actually require significant planning, preparation and most importantly understanding of what you are ‘doing.’ or casting!…
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25 Jun ’10 0