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Microsoft EDU

Education Stories

From time to time, we feature guest blogs from educators who are making a difference in the lives of young people and who are eager to share their success with the Microsoft Education community. These Changemakers, as we call them, offer insights into the effective use of classroom resources, how to prepare today’s youth for the jobs of tomorrow, and ways that technology can personalize instruction and empower students to lead in their learning. Today’s Changemaker blog was written by Koen Timmers, a computer science educator and author in Hasselt, Flanders, Belgium. Koen is a lecturer at PXL university college...
Author: mseduroot
Posted: 26-03-2020
We know that many schools and universities already use learning management systems (LMS) to manage assignments and content for their courses, but sometimes struggle to keep remote students connected as a class. As more schools move their instruction online in response to COVID-19, it is critical that we at Microsoft develop solutions to ease this transition so educators and students can stay connected and focused on learning. Thanks to our partners and their tireless efforts, we all made it possible for you to now set up a Microsoft Teams meeting for your online classroom directly from within your LMS. This...
Author: Mark Baroth
Posted: 23-03-2020
We know that many schools and universities already use learning management systems (LMS) to manage assignments and content for their courses, but sometimes struggle to keep remote students connected as a class. As more schools move their instruction online in response to COVID-19, it is critical that we at Microsoft develop solutions to ease this transition so educators and students can stay connected and focused on learning. Thanks to our partners and their tireless efforts, we all made it possible for you to now set up a Microsoft Teams meeting for your online classroom directly from within your LMS. This...
Author: Mark Baroth
Posted: 23-03-2020
From time to time, we feature guest blogs from educators who are making a difference in the lives of young people and who are eager to share their success with the Microsoft Education community. These  Changemakers, as we call them, offer insights into the effective use of classroom resources, how to prepare today’s youth for the jobs of tomorrow, and ways that technology can personalize instruction and empower students to lead in their learning. Today’s Changemaker blog was written by Ng Wai Ying, Winnie, Head of Chinese at St. Hilary’s Primary School Hong Kong.  We got the news on the...
Author: Kristen Parker
Posted: 19-03-2020
From time to time, we feature guest blogs from educators who are making a difference in the lives of young people and who are eager to share their success with the Microsoft Education community. These  Changemakers, as we call them, offer insights into the effective use of classroom resources, how to prepare today’s youth for the jobs of tomorrow, and ways that technology can personalize instruction and empower students to lead in their learning. Today’s Changemaker blog was written by Meredith Roe, virtual school program manager for Catholic Education Western Australia.  The global COVID-19 outbreak is challenging the continuity of...
Author: Kristen Parker
Posted: 18-03-2020

BBC News - Family & Education

BBC News - Family & Education

Ministers say the vouchers could be available to families in England as early as Tuesday afternoon.
Posted: 30-03-2020
As many childcare providers close their doors, key workers with young children tell the BBC they are "stuck".
Posted: 30-03-2020
Universities are considering fixed limits on student numbers amid financial worries over admissions.
Posted: 30-03-2020
Holly King-Mand has gathered thousands of followers after starting her Facebook lessons on Monday.
Posted: 26-03-2020
After one minister airs confusing advice, parents give their verdict on visiting under coronavirus.
Posted: 25-03-2020

Office for Students

Schools Improvement Net

schools news | school improvement news | UK education updates

According to the Guardian, the National Union of Students has called on universities to cancel or postpone this summer’s exams to avoid further stress and disruption to students’ lives during the coronavirus pandemic. The NUS said disabled, international and poorer students would be significantly disadvantaged if universities go through with plans to hold online exams and assessments next term.It… Read the rest
Author: Emma Freitas
Posted: 31-03-2020
When A-level art students at one Norfolk school had their planned public exhibition cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak – their teacher decided to create an ONLINE gallery so people could still see their work, ITV is reporting. Vasavi Koka, a teacher at Diss High School, said she wanted to reward the hard work the teenagers had put in over the past 18 months.… Read the rest
Author: Emma Freitas
Posted: 31-03-2020
According to TES, a headteacher is piloting a new course in educational neuroscience, designed to fill a perceived “gap” in conventional teacher training. The “Neuroscience for Teachers” course, which will recruit up to 30 qualified teachers from state and independent secondary schools, will focus on how children’s brains develop throughout the teenage years.The… Read the rest
Author: Emma Freitas
Posted: 31-03-2020
A leading thinktank has called on the government to set up an emergency “digital access fund” to provide tablets or other digital devices to households where children cannot get online, the Guardian is reporting. With schools across England closed indefinitely as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, lessons have gone online, making it difficult for those children without suitable technology to keep up with their studies.According… Read the rest
Author: Emma Freitas
Posted: 31-03-2020
According to BBC, families with children eligible for free school meals in England will be able to claim weekly shopping vouchers while schools are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, say ministers. The scheme will allow schools to issue vouchers worth £15 a week per child.Headteachers… Read the rest
Author: Emma Freitas
Posted: 31-03-2020

Ofsted - Activity on GOV.UK

Ofsted guidance and information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) for schools, early years, children's social care and further education and skills providers.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 31-03-2020
This is a consultation on our proposals for revisions to our post-inspection arrangements, including how we handle complaints about our work.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 30-03-2020
Ofsted seeks your views on proposals to revise post-inspection arrangements across all of our work.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 30-03-2020
A pair responsible for managing an independent primary school have been convicted of running an additional unregistered school on the floor above.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 27-03-2020
Results for Ofsted from the annual Civil Service people survey.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 27-03-2020

News from Children & Young People Now:

RSS News Feed

Children who are eligible for free school meals will continue to be able to access them at home during the coronavirus outbreak after the government announced a national voucher scheme.
The Department for Education has been urged to postpone its consultation into unregulated supported accommodation in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Childline has seen a spike in calls from vulnerable children worried about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Charities and organisations affected by the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak will be given accelerated access to National Lottery funding, it has been announced.
Tens of thousands of children eligible for free school meals may not have received substitute meals or vouchers after schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, new research suggests.

FEDE – Federation for EDucation in Europe

Federation for EDucation in Europe

EUROPA - Research Information Centre

EUROPA - Research Information Centre

Treatment guidance for prostate cancer patients is not optimal because current clinical tests do not clearly differentiate between slow-growing and aggressive forms. An EU-funded project is addressing this by studying the underlying molecular mechanisms of the disease to enable personalised and effective treatment.
Posted: 31-03-2020
Metasurfaces can manipulate electromagnetic energy far beyond the limits of natural materials. An EU-funded project has developed a multifunctional and more accessible version that could enable easily programmable, smarter environments.
Posted: 30-03-2020
EU-funded researchers hope a greater understanding of interactions between pertussis bacteria and the immune system, together with a toolkit for testing new vaccines, will help prevent whooping cough disease and deaths in babies worldwide.
Posted: 27-03-2020
The problem of plastic waste and its impact on the environment needs to be urgently addressed. EU-funded research is looking at ways of creating a more sustainable plastic packaging life cycle to reduce the impact of plastic waste.
Posted: 25-03-2020
An EU-funded project is developing software designed to prevent, detect and act on cyberattacks on smart meters in big infrastructure installations, boosting the security of our power supplies.
Posted: 23-03-2020

 

Turning the tide - making a difference
Turning the tide – making a difference