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Want to become a Microsoft Showcase School?

TA Education has a new FREE programme to help you.  You may not realise it, but the Microsoft Showcase Schools programme is a global community of pioneering schools who offer their students inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning, and instil future-ready skills to empower students to achieve more.  Building on Microsoft´s decades of work with policy makers, school leaders and educators from around the world, the Showcase School programme provides schools with resources and ideas aimed at turning their vision into reality.  Sound … Read More

Nick BentonUncategorised

New Names – New Logos

The Tablet Academy you know is changing, introducing new modern services and a new brand.  Why rebrand?  In a world where trends are constantly changing, it is hard for a company to maintain a modern image.  It is all too clear to us that after eight years of trading as Tablet Academy, we need to keep the look and feel of our brand fresh and current in order to maintain our reputation and position as one of … Read More

Nick BentonFree, Free

Brand New Events! – TA’s Free Online Training Series Returns

TA are back again with a brand new series of free online training events starting on the 15th of September 2021. This round includes events for admin/support staff, master classes for more experienced educators, and an opportunity to explore the new Microsoft Reading Progress tool. ABOUT THE SERIES With events running until June 2022, we have once again teamed up … Read More

Nick BentonMicrosoft

Microsoft Incubator School Support Programme

Free support for schools on their journey to applying to become a Showcase School.  From this September, TA will be launching a free support programme for any school looking to enter the Microsoft Incubator Programme to be ready to submit their Showcase School application in July 2022.  Our Microsoft Expert Trainers will be on hand to provide remote support to … Read More

Nick BentonArticle

TOP 10 MICROSOFT TEAMS FEATURES

Words by Philemon Burney – Head of Consultancy and Training Microsoft Teams is a powerful tool that I use every day for work, to keep in touch with colleagues, access shared documents, participate in meetings and more!   Here are 10 of my favourite features that I use almost every day:  1. Create Task  Often whilst I’m reading through posts in a channel of a Team or using Chat … Read More

Nick BentonFree, Free

New for March! – TA’s Free Online Training Series Returns

TA are back once again with a brand new series of free online training events starting on the 17th of March 2021, continuing to support institutions with Remote & Hybrid Learning. ABOUT THE SERIES With events running until June, ee have once again teamed up with Microsoft to deliver a series of events aimed at supporting school leaders and classroom … Read More

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The COVID-19 Revolution – Part 1.

Introduction  I must begin by defining how I am using the term revolution. The dictionary defines a revolution as (1) “a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favour of a new system”, and I am not advocating this by any means, or (2) “a dramatic and wide-reaching change in conditions, attitudes, or operation”. I think we would … Read More

Nick BentonPartner

Primary Goal New Digital Champion Programme

Tablet Academy is excited to announce a new Digital Champion training programme, launching this September through our partnership with leading training provider Primary Goal. The 24-month programme is accessible to staff at all levels throughout your school – from teaching assistant to the headteacher. The programme is specifically designed to enable primary and secondary schools to support their teachers better, … Read More

Nick BentonPartner

DfE Platform Provisioning Programme

The Department for Education has partnered with Microsoft and Google accredited Partners to support schools and trusts to start using a digital education platform for Remote Learning.  The following funding is available to help your school establish your cloud environment in Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams: – £1,500 for Primary Schools– £2,000 for Secondary Schools– Up to £10,000 for MAT’s … Read More

tabletacademyukJourney to the Cloud

Journey to the Cloud – An Introduction

The story of an English state primary school as they undertake their journey to the cloud and implement a new school digital transformation strategy. Capturing the successes, savings both in time and cost, impact on teachers and students, and challenges they face and overcome as they happen. Our hope is that by documenting this journey, other schools will learn from their experiences. … Read More