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Microsoft EDU

Education Stories

Parachuting new technology into the classroom and simply hoping for the best is at best wildly optimistic. Certainly it was not an approach that resonated for Phil Sakellaridis, Director of Digital Learning at St Francis Xavier College, one of Australia’s largest secondary schools with 3200 students and 490 staff spread across three campuses in Melbourne’s south east. Phil Sakellaridis and his Principal Vincent Feeney understand keenly the learning power technology can unleash when deployed well and used appropriately. The careful and strategic approach that the College has taken to learning transformation is now bearing fruit. The College has updated its...
Author: Nicole Day
Posted: 16-09-2019
It sneaks up on me every year. One minute, my family is fully ensconced in summer break, the next we’re deep into school supply lists and pre-work to prep for the first day back. This year, as I’ve helped my own students get ready to go back to school, I’ve been thinking about all the cool (and free!) offerings Microsoft provides to bridge the technology gap for student developers. We’re committed to empowering the next generation of creators with access to technology and training – after all, our future is in their hands! – and we have a little healthy...
Author: Charlotte Yarkoni
Posted: 12-09-2019
The post Teachers: Tune in Sept. 17 for TweetMeet and live event on learning with Minecraft appeared first on Stories. This post was originally published on this site.
Author: Microsoft News Center
Posted: 11-09-2019
  Announcing the September 17 TweetMeet and a new Live Event   Minecraft: Education Edition has found a place in many classrooms around the world, empowering students and teachers to take charge of their learning, boost their STEM and 21st-century skills to solve problems through inquiry, creativity and collaboration—in the immersive and fun world of Minecraft. On September 17, in celebration of the new Back to School updates by Minecraft: Education Edition, we’re excited to host two Minecraft-themed events to inspire you for the new school year: a #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet immediately followed by a new Live Event. Keep reading for detailed...
Author: Richard Houston
Posted: 10-09-2019
Teams is one of the fastest organically adopted new technologies across universities in Australia, as professional and academic staff have started using it to collaborate with their colleagues and students. This time last year, we described it as “the fastest growing business app in Microsoft history“, in use by 1/2 million organisations, and two months ago it was reported that “Teams now has 13 million daily active users“. But what happens if somebody inadvertently, or deliberately, starts posting inappropriate language in messages, or accidentally hits send on an email to 1,000 students with sensitive medical data or Tax File Numbers?...
Author: Ray Fleming
Posted: 10-09-2019

BBC News - Family & Education

BBC News - Family & Education

Party members call for assets to be "redistributed democratically and fairly" through the state sector.
Posted: 23-09-2019
Lottie could not afford rent and food after the Student Loans Company took back her overpayment.
Posted: 22-09-2019
Schools lost £2m when Wakefield City Academies Trust collapsed at the start of a new term.
Posted: 22-09-2019
Millions are in unaffordable or unsuitable homes, research for the National Housing Federation says.
Posted: 22-09-2019
Students starting university are told of the potentially fatal dangers of excessive drinking.
Posted: 22-09-2019

Office for Students

Schools Improvement Net

schools news | school improvement news | UK education updates

According to the Independent, leaders of elite private schools have vented outrage over Labour’s plan to abolish them, branding the policy “incredulous” [sic] and an “act of unprecedented vandalism”.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 23-09-2019
Many people are concerned about the impact of fumes caused by car exhausts on children’s health, a survey by Sustrans suggests.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 23-09-2019
A “mixed economy” pension scheme for private schools, where recently-recruited staff will be unable to access the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS), would “open up a can of worms”, a union has warned.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 23-09-2019
With liquidation expected to begin later this month, former staff and trustees have criticised management of Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT).… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 23-09-2019
Delegates approved a motion that made it official party policy for private schools to be “integrated into the state sector” – in effect, abolishing them altogether.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 23-09-2019

Ofsted - Activity on GOV.UK

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Author: HM Government
Posted: 20-09-2019
How to share concerns about children’s social care services with Ofsted, including whistleblowing, and what we will do with the information.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 20-09-2019
The provider-level responses from London schools to our knife crime survey.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 16-09-2019
Ofsted carried out a research project on knife crime in education. This report sets out our findings and recommendations.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 16-09-2019
This report details the names and addresses for childminders and childcare on domestic premises, where the provider has consented for their name and address to be published on the Ofsted inspection report website.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 13-09-2019

News from Children & Young People Now:

The most recent articles from education

The most recent articles from education

Rayner unveils plans for new children's services inspectorate

The party set out plans to scrap the non-ministerial department describing it as "unfit for purpose" in a series of policy announcements on education, health and social care at its annual conference in...

Posted: 23-09-2019
Campaign urges council duty to help children access play

The document, published by Play England, the Playwork Foundation and the International Play Association England, sets out proposals designed to reverse the effects of widespread cuts to play resources....

Posted: 23-09-2019
One in five children 'leaving education without basic qualifications'

Analysis by the Children's Commissioner for England found that last year 98,799 children in England left without reaching Level 2 attainment, representing 18 per cent of all pupils, and a rise of 24 per...

Posted: 20-09-2019
Extra school cash fails to address 'unprecedented' spending slowdown, says IFS

Last month, the government announced a £4bn package of investment for schools until 2022/23, as part of its latest spending review. This includes £700m extra for children with special educational needs...

Posted: 19-09-2019
Inspectors criticise SEND services in South Tyneside

Ofsted found a number of areas of "significant weakness" concluding that, as a result, children and young people's needs are not identified, assessed and met in an effective way. The regulator, along...

Posted: 16-09-2019

FEDE – Federation for EDucation in Europe

Federation for EDucation in Europe

Author: Alicia QUILLARDET
Posted: 24-07-2019
Author: Alicia QUILLARDET
Posted: 17-07-2019
Author: Alicia QUILLARDET
Posted: 03-07-2019
Author: Alicia QUILLARDET
Posted: 26-06-2019

EUROPA - Research Information Centre

EUROPA - Research Information Centre

Stressed plants typically stop growing. An EU-funded project has developed and is applying an innovative approach to generate drought-resistant plants that continue to grow. This could play an important role in ensuring food security in areas where water is scarce.
Posted: 23-09-2019
EU and industry funded researchers are shedding light on genes that influence the progression of Alzheimer's disease, paving the way for the development of novel drugs and therapeutic strategies that could delay or slow cognitive decline.
Posted: 20-09-2019
EU and industry-funded researchers are testing wearable devices, Internet of Things technologies and smartphone apps to transform the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease. The innovative approach promises to enable people with declining cognitive health to live independently for longer, while lowering costs for public health services.
Posted: 19-09-2019
An EU-funded project has created an ERA Chair to improve research management in the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, where a new research group is developing an innovative optical-imaging method for biomedical applications, such as the diagnosis of eye diseases.
Posted: 18-09-2019
Currently, there is a large, untapped market for climate services with gaps in the demand and supply. An EU-funded project is providing insight into the climate service market - reducing barriers for business and encouraging European market growth.
Posted: 10-09-2019

 

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