"My Precious"? – One CPD for them all !

“My Precious”? Posted on December 10, 2015 by lannywatkins75   Paul ‘Lanny’ Watkins is one of our latest Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and #MECClub member. To be fair, he is more Bilbo Baggins than Gollum. But, how many of you recognize his experience. Being honest is not the easier thing and having to be honest…

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MEC Club Christmas Party BETT giveaway

For those that have joined #MEC Club, our social media CPD (and you still can at any time ——) We have a very special present for you to redeem at BETT. We have partnered with Prodigy, who will be able to give you an opportunity to certify your professional development and become a Microsoft Certified…

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Skype-a-thon

When – December 3rd – 4th Take a break from the Xmas plays and festivities by taking part in a 24 hr Skype-a-thon, a global classroom experience. Click this image to register for an activity. Check out this Sway for ideas and activities. Once you have planned your activity you need to work out how…

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First rule of MEC Club is, talk about MEC Club

As an avid Twitter user and participant of the hash chat, I have been thinking could Twitter be used to deliver CPD courses in a social way? As sort of ‘not so massive online course’. I would like to invite you to join with me in an experiment. The new Microsoft Educator Community has a…

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MIEExpert Ray Chambers wins Pearson Teaching Award for Outstanding use of Technology in Education

With all the time spent marking and grading over the course of a year, educators regularly find themselves praising and awarding for students for their hard work and efforts. So every now and then it’s nice to recognise those teachers who really have stood out for their contributions and achievements in a particular area. That…


Microsoft in Education – Your global community

Some of you may have joined something called the Microsoft Innovators Teachers Network when Twitter and Facebook were only twinkles in the eyes of their developers back in 2000s. This was a first for teachers. Being able to share and collaborate best practise and support on a global scale. That was 10 years ago. During…

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Intimidation factor zero: A coding curriculum for beginners and their teachers

written by Allison Linn – senior writer at Microsoft Research. Follow her on Twitter. Microsoft has released a new computer science curriculum designed for teens who may not have expressed much interest in computer programming – and teachers who don’t necessarily have any background in the field, either. The curriculum, called Creative Coding Through Games…

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BBC Three – Girls who can code

Being a Dad of two girls, I am always interested in anything that can engage my daughters in in STEM activities. This new series from the BBC takes a really interesting approach and is well worth checking out. This is a talent show with a difference – the girls taking part don’t think they’ve got…

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Micro:Bit at Make It Digital Cardiff:

Ross Lowe, a student Developer shares his thoughts on the responses he has experienced with the BBC Micro:Bit What do people think? I’ve had the chance to play around with the new BBC Micro:bit (if you haven’t seen, it’s a small circuit board that will be given to 1million year 7’s) for quite a while….

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