A Sway in a Manger

It’s the end of another great year with Microsoft Partners in Learning. We are looking forward to the year ahead. Starting with BETT in January, the launch of Kodu Kup 2015, the launch of the QuickStart Computing materials, the Global Forum in March and the full release of Sway. The first change you will notice…

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Welsh School wins Tablets for Schools Competition.

One of the best things about working in education at Microsoft is that you get to share the amazing work of students and teachers from around the UK. In September, in association with Tablets for Schools we launched a competition to win a class set of Surface Tablets. The quality of the entries was outstanding…

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Get ready for the Hour of code – Sign up today

It’s that time of year, the nights are dark, the weather has turned colder, Xmas jingles are playing in the shops and the thoughts of everybody turns to one great celebration. That’s right it’s the time of year for the Hour of Code. Ok , I know we had one in March, but this year…

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From the Welsh Valleys to Microsoft Headquarters

  Finals day 4thNovember, 30 students V MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Exam, would the students from Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCT) council in Wales prevail or would the MOS exam defeat  them?      RCT has partnered with Microsoft to provide the Microsoft IT Academy programme to ALL of its 132 schools, to develop technology skills…

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Announcing the UK Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts–Class of 2015

  We have gathered together our largest group of Expert Educators ever and introduced a new Fellows programme.  We are proud to have this elite group of distinguished expert educators join us and others from around the globe. MIE Fellows are selected by invitation only to be recognized as expert educators utilizing Microsoft technologies in…

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Teaching with Technology, is learning with technology

Ok so that’s the first term over. Now what? Maybe your thoughts are turning towards Professional Development (ok , Xmas holidays first , then Professional Development). What will that be? What will it look like? Do we have the time? who will deliver it? Will it meet our needs as a school, Will it meet…

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Kodu Kup Europe

Back in July Uppingham Colllege became 2nd UK Kodu Kup Champions. This meant that they received an invite to Kodu Kup Europe in Brussels Last week they joined teams form Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Norway, Greece, Portugal and Belgium. In a Battle of the Kodu minds teams of students are going to pitch their Kodu games…

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Get Certified – BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching

The BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching offers professional recognition to current teachers of Computing and demonstrates their technical and pedagogical competence, as well as their engagement with their own professional development. It is evidence-based certification provided by Computing At School and accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for ICT. There are two versions of…

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OneNote Class Notebook Creator

Originally posted on the Office Blog We’ve been tremendously proud over the years to see OneNote helping teachers revolutionize learning in their classrooms.   Across the country and around the world, we’ve seen many classrooms innovating with OneNote to power 21st century digital learning experiences by: Empowering students to take visual notes with ease—place images,…

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Microsoft Showcase Classroom Regional Roadshow

A series of events for school leaders and technologically innovative teachers to experience how Windows 8 Tablets can help transform the classroom through hands-on immersive activities delivered by the Tablet Academy. Leading a revolution in learning through the use of mobile devices is not only the greatest challenge of our generation; it is also our…

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