Your Christmas Wish list

Kristen and I are busy writing our lists for Santa this year, and thinking back (waayyy back, for Kristen) to the time when we were both teachers. There are so many cool – and FREE – tools for teachers today that didn’t exist when we were teachers. So…if we were still teaching today, here’s what our letter to…

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The UK Innovative Teachers Forum – celebrating innovation

Putting together a project for a competition is probably the last thing on your mind at this time of year, especially with so few shopping days left until Christmas! Nonetheless, I wanted to give you some inspiration over the festival period, before you finish for a well-earned Christmas break. Take some time to have a…

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The Rose Review – looking at primary schools differently

It’s out*, and the media have already started to produce glorious headlines. Whilst The Times goes with a factual “Primary school children ‘should be taught technology, not tradition’”, for some reason the BBC’s headline this morning is “Lessons in being happy proposed”. And The Mail has gone for “Schools told to put computer skills on…

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The Imagine Cup

Do your students have the passion and creativity to use and develop technology innovations that can make a difference in the world? Of course they do, so why not encourage them to them to enter the Imagine Cup. The Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition, it is one way Microsoft is encouraging…

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What is an innovative school?

This week, Stuart and I were up in Knowsley, outside of Liverpool, hosting the UK’s first “Innovative Schools” conference. What does this mean, exactly? Microsoft has a global Innovative Schools programme, where we selected 12 schools from all around the world to work with us for two years as they started down a path toward…

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