TOPS 3 TIPS: Stepping up to Computer Science

Computer Science. Just those word alone are enough to make educators fear. There is so much to knowledge to digest and ways to effectively teach it that we can often be put off altogether. The reality is, computer science is the future and it is our duty to embrace it to ensure students are equipped…


Showcase School: ARK Swift Academy Takeover!

This week, Microsoft Headquarters in London were taken over by students from one of our Showcase Schools, Ark Swift Primary Academy. Sparking creativity and imagination were the driving force that enabled our VIP guests to explore new technologies, including Mixed Reality found in Paint 3D, a new feature part of the Windows 10 creators update….


MIEE Spotlight – Susan Sey

As part of today’s MIEE Spotlight, we’re taking a look at MIEE Susan Sey and how her hard work as a Learning Technologist for Aberdeenshire Council serves to support and empower educators in providing learners with necessary digital skills. One of Susan’s most successfully utilised digital tools is Sharepoint, where she has done fantastic work…

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MIEE Spotlight- Anthony Lees

Today the MIEE Spotlight is on Anthony Lees, a KS2 Teacher from Broadclyst Community Primary School. As one of our Showcase Schools, Broadclyst is dedicated to using technology to enhance the education of the students, with the Surface Pro 4 central to this mission. Instead of a white board and marker pen style lesson, class content can now…

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Upcoming Events @MicrosoftEDU UK

As Educators around the world, including the UK, take part in this year’s global Skype-a-Thon, spreading the word about the amazing Microsoft tools at the fingertips of educators becomes even more important. At Microsoft EDU in the UK, this week we continue with our #MicrosoftEdu UK Roadshow series travelling around the UK, fulfilling our mission…

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MIEE Spotlight- David Renton

Today’s MIEE Spotlight shines brightly on MVP David Renton, Head of Computing at West College Scotland, Scotland’s first Microsoft Showcase School. David is passionate about the impact using technology in Education has on young people, and spends a lot of his time supporting the local community empowering them to do the same. David works with local Primary Schools…

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What’s New in EDU UK

This week’s updates from the Microsoft EDU Team UK! Every Tuesday, we will be sharing the top news coming from Microsoft in Education globally and highlighting any must read blogs and videos to keep you up to date with Microsoft in Education in the UK and globally. Our ‘What’s New in EDU UK’ blog will…

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MIEE Spotlight- Henry Penfold

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is on KS1 Primary School Teacher and ICT Lead, Henry Penfold. Henry is passionate about the role Skype in the Classroom has to inspire and engage the pupils in his classroom. Henry has created authentic links with schools across the world to create a real life aspect to his class topics. For example,…

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Microsoft EDU Moments

The education team have had an incredibly busy week with events happening all around the UK, preparations for Skype-a-Thon and our incredible MIEE community sharing their best practice in the classroom. Let’s celebrate our successes from this week and say thank you to our educators who are committed to ensure that every student achieves more!…

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Showcase School Case Study- Broadclyst Community Primary School

Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS), rated Outstanding by Ofsted, was founded in 1810 to serve the children of the local community in Broadclyst, Exeter. Still a community school, now with its own 40-place nursery, it has developed a local, national and international reputation for its innovative use of IT and digital media. It is part…

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