Author Archives: mimanifesto

School Information Sync and Class Dashboard – Two great new tools for Office 365 for Education⤴

from @ Mimanifesto - Jaye's weblog

Microsoft’s Anthony Salcito recently announced these two great new tools for Office 365. Microsoft School Information Sync will connect current school management information systems systems with Office 365 and the Azure Active Directory service on which it is built. This makes the Office and Azure platforms the gateway to seamless single sign-on for all the […]

Delve and other Office 365 for Education Developments⤴

from @ Mimanifesto - Jaye's weblog

It’s no secret that I am a pretty big fan of Office 365 as a managed learning platform for education. After preferring Google Apps for a long time ( here’s my take on this), the change came about primarily because I’ve watched how responsive they’ve been over the past few years to concerns users have raised […]

Learning Through Technology 2015⤴

from @ Mimanifesto - Jaye's weblog

Learning Through technology has quickly become one of my favourite education conferences due to the eclectic mix of speakers, panel discussions and the general vibe about the place. I’ve been asked to speak at the past three events and this year delivered the closing keynote on day one of the conference. My presentation this year […]

Education Transformation – The Elephants in our Classrooms⤴

from @ Mimanifesto - Jaye's weblog

Its a very overused phrase – Education Transformation. Of course, we see it everywhere spread across the web on education blogs, policy papers and social media. Transformation is a new addition to the long list which features on the buzzword bingo cards of every education conference attendee, but are we substituting overuse of the word […]

Special needs are a special case⤴

from @ Mimanifesto - Jaye's weblog

I came across a great blog post, courtesy of my twitter PLN this afternoon, which has really had me thinking. The writer, Jarlath O’Brien makes a passionate and convincing case for non inclusive education – specifically, special needs schools. I try to avoid writing about this subject, as its very close to home. My son (now […]

Under One Roof⤴

from @ Mimanifesto - Jaye's weblog

I guess I should post more on here than I do…maybe with other social media platforms taking up the lion’s share of time blogging suffers, but I do believe it’s a great way to expand a little on some of the social network posts and trending topics as well as to just to expand on […]

Why I’m supporting independence now…⤴

from @ Mimanifesto - Jaye's weblog

The independence debate has gripped the nation and as the talking ramps up in the approach to the actual referendum, the claims from each side as to how Scotland will fare post independence or otherwise makes it increasingly difficult for people like me – the unsure ones – to decide what would be a good […]

The problem with Chromebooks…⤴

from @ Mimanifesto - Jaye's weblog

Chromebooks are gaining plenty of traction in education. From a little over 1% of the total PC market at the start of last year, sales growth is strong as schools and other education institutions are attracted by the comparatively low cost of these devices, however this might be a false economy if one considers the […]

More Google catch-up…⤴

from @ Mimanifesto - Jaye's weblog

The latest news from Google about changes to both Android and Google Apps does give more grist to the mill when considering the argument that they are playing catch-up with Microsoft Windows 8 and Office365. To my mind though, they are losing ground fast to Microsoft and Apple alike. As Apple consolidate their position with […]