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Say Hello to the Microsoft Learn Educator Center

Over the years many TeachNet blog contributors have waxed lyrical about the Microsoft Educator Center (MEC) and rightly so IMHO as MEC has been the stellar educator portal since its inception, providing a fantastic range of resources and development opportunities to teachers for free, including courses, classroom resources, lesson plans, options to connect with other …

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Microsoft Teams updates

Microsoft Teams is getting ready for September Microsoft Teams is celebrating 2 years in education by introducing a number of updates this summer to make going back to school even more exciting next September. Based on educators’ feedback, Microsoft Teams has introduced the following new updates:   Simplified new design  – Access your existing and …

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Ready to Go? Microsoft’s New Hybrid Upping the Education Ante

Launched with much fanfare this summer, the latest member of the ubiquitous Surface family the Surface Go is available to buy now. Aimed squarely at the Education market, this new price-conscience and ultra-light hybrid enters a fierce market with the Apple iPad and Google’s budget Chromebooks having already carved out a sizeable chunk of market …

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Microsoft Educator Community – Have you explored it yet?

Earlier this year, Microsoft launched a new website for their Educator Community with many new additions and features for educators around the world to enjoy and exploit. It is accessible at www.education.microsoft.com and offers teachers a wealth of resources and features including courses, classroom resources, lesson plans, options to connect with other educators and to connect your …

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Updates from BETT 2020 – Enhance communication and collaboration, amplify student voice, cater for all learners and much more

BETT 2020 took place in January. BETT is one of the worlds largest gathering of school leaders and educators. It is a hub where tech, ideas and people come together to inspire everyone about the future of education and the role that technology can play in unlocking learning and enhancing the classroom experience for all …

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Viva Forever?

In the past few weeks, Microsoft officially launched Microsoft Viva and made some substantial changes to Microsoft Educator Centre. Microsoft Viva is a product aimed at employee engagement within MS Teams. It consists of a number of parts but one element of interest to educators is the Viva Learning section.The Learning section in Viva combines …

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