+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
General Chat Thread, Fun Free Friday for Schools: Invitation To Register Online From Microsoft in General; ...
  1. #1

    DaveP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Can't talk now: The mother-ship is calling!
    Posts
    9,110
    Thank Post
    352
    Thanked 1,321 Times in 906 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    1136

    Fun Free Friday for Schools: Invitation To Register Online From Microsoft

    Date/Time: 11 June 2010 10:00 - 11 June 2010 14:30

    Venue: Reading [London?]

    Event Overview

    This free event is exclusively for staff working within schools in the UK – including classroom teachers, IT specialists, and school leadership teams.

    The Education team at Microsoft UK have scheduled this event for the summer term 2010 so that schools have the opportunity to evaluate whether the software demonstrated will help you plan your next academic year.

    To keep the pace moving rapidly, no demonstration will last more than 15 minutes, and although it won’t be a PowerPoint-free zone, we’ll keep to a limit of a maximum of two PowerPoint slides per presenter.

    Some of the products we aim to cover include: SkyDrive, Windows Live Movie Maker, Windows Live PhotoGallery, Bing Maps, Photosynth, Pivot, XNA Game Studio, Flashcards, Autocollage, Songsmith, Worldwide Telescope, Windows Live Writer, Maths Worksheet Generator, Office Add-In for Moodle, Office Ribbon Hero, Bing Search, Microsoft Security Essentials, DeepZoom, Kodu, Mouse Mischief, DreamSpark, Microsoft Robotics Studio, Digital Literacy Curriculum, Windows Live Translator, Internet Explorer 8 Accelerators, PhotoStory 3, Community Clips, Virtual Earth and pptPlex.
    I have received several invitations to this event and perhaps you have also. However my search of Edugeek found no reference to this event so I thought it would be of use to some if it were posted here.

    Register on line: Link: Fun Free Friday for School

    Register by phone: 0870 166 6680: Ref - 0712

  2. #2

    DaveP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Can't talk now: The mother-ship is calling!
    Posts
    9,110
    Thank Post
    352
    Thanked 1,321 Times in 906 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    1136

    What Would Appear To Be The Most Interesting Outcomes From Fun Free Friday?

    Link 1: Partners In Learning Network [Requires Windows Live ID/Sign up]

    We are a global community of educators who value innovative uses of information & communication technology that improve learning outcomes...
    Link 2: YouTube - Kanal von innovativeteach

    Innovids are a series of instructional videos created by teachers for teachers as part of the UK Partners in Learning Network programme. Using community clips and Moviemaker, teachers have recorded how they use a range of Microsoft applications in the classroom. These include Office 2007, as well as applications such as AutoCollage and Bing. Each video shows not only how to use the software, but a context in which to use it effectively to support learning across the curriculum.
    I am contacting our staff to see what they make of these links.

    Those who do not have a Windows Live ID already may not be inclined to sign up now.

    Edit: I forgot to include an entry about pptPlex: it allows for the creation of non-linear PowerPoint presentations. You can also zoom in and out of slides making your presentation more interactive and engaging.

    There is an online application which creates non-linear presentations [the name of which escapes me at the moment: I guess this is Microsoft's answer to that competition]

    pptPlex is supplied as an MSI and when installed adds a ribbon button to the PowerPoint toolbar.

    Link: pptPlex
    Last edited by DaveP; 11th June 2010 at 08:57 PM. Reason: Add to post content.

  3. #3
    rayfleming's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Reading - at Microsoft HQ UK
    Posts
    92
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 66 Times in 32 Posts
    Rep Power
    32
    The download links for the 30 free software packages we covered are here:
    The Fun and Free Friday event - Microsoft UK Schools blog

    A lot of the attendees were teachers from schools, and over the lunch break I was asked a couple of times "Would you run this event again, so that I can persuade my network manager to come along, so that he can see what I've seen?".

    If we ran this event again during the summer holidays, would people be interested?

    Ray

  4. #4

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,407
    Thank Post
    1,520
    Thanked 1,057 Times in 926 Posts
    Rep Power
    303
    Summer Holidays are good Ray, any holiday is better than Term Time, you know these teachers don't like us going out for days when they may need us, but they are happy to go out and leave us behind!

  5. #5
    rh91uk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    877
    Thank Post
    137
    Thanked 132 Times in 114 Posts
    Rep Power
    36
    Would love to go to this; but it would have to be in the summer. Out several times before the end of term and have been out several times this year .... school wouldn't allow it

  6. #6
    enjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    4,490
    Thank Post
    282
    Thanked 196 Times in 167 Posts
    Rep Power
    76
    Ray - I'm actually the other way around to your question, I'm the techie and if you ran the event again, I'd want to bring the ICT Co-Ord along! Not sure summer holidays are the way to go though, as people - teachers and techies - tend to take holidays during the summer.

    Excellent day though, and well worth repeating (assuming you'd have something new to show, of course!).

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 5th March 2010, 05:14 PM
  2. Battlefield heroes Fun Free Online Game!
    By dalsoth in forum Gaming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30th June 2009, 09:31 AM
  3. Microsoft SharePoint Showcase Event Invitation
    By ElearningForce UK in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 7th March 2008, 12:03 AM
  4. Microsoft Having Fun !!!!!!
    By alonebfg in forum General Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 26th February 2008, 09:29 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •