CS50 Computer Science Principles Implementation Training Workshop May 27-29, 2016 London

Apply to attend the London session of the 2016 CS50 workshop. In response to educators expressing an interest in adopting curriculum that provides secondary school students with an introduction to computer science providing them with a strong foundation in computational thinking, problem solving, computer science and programming skills, Microsoft has partnered with Harvard to bring…


Kodu with ComputerXplorers

Congratulations to three more primary schools that have been awarded the coveted Kodu School plaque for their innovative use of our coding software. Anglesey Primary School in Birmingham, Boldmere Junior School in Sutton Coldfield and Oatlands Junior School in Harrogate (pictured with director of ComputerXplorers Yorkshire, Jude Parker) were all nominated to receive the award…

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Do you want to Win a micro:bit at BETT 2016?

Are you going to BETT 2016? Would you like to win a BBC micro:bit? Then enter our Twitter selfie Win-a-micro:bit competition and you could be randomly selected to win a BBC micro:bit, which we will send you as soon as we can. To enter is easy, just tweet a picture or selfie-type image of yourself…

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"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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