Become a Maker Champion

Written by Microsoft Learning Consultant, Liz Wilson We need to empower the young people of today to create the world of tomorrow.   We all know how essential it is to build digital skills in our students to prepare them for their futures. The Microsoft Digital Skills programme is designed to support us in doing…


Want more girls interested in STEM? Retrain music and dance teachers to run computer science lessons, say educators

Blog originally posted December 11, 2017 By Microsoft reporter on the Microsoft News Centre UK Music and dance teachers who are respected by female pupils should be trained to teach computer science to inspire more girls to pursue a career in the technology sector, educators have said. More than 150 teachers and schoolgirls recently attended…


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,…


MIEE Spotlight – Phoebe Rowbottom

In today’s MIEE Spotlight, we’re excited to be highlighting the fantastic work that Phoebe Rowbottom from Ark Swift Primary Academy has been doing to challenge and engage students with innovative classroom technology. During her time as an MIEE, Phoebe has been able to take part in the Hour of Code event with her Year 3…


MIEE Spotlight – Paul Dredge

In our next MIEE Spotlight, we’re going to be featuring the exciting work that Paul Dredge is doing to optimise and engage schools and classrooms as a Technical Manager for EasiPC. During his time as an MIEE, Paul has been challenged to develop his public speaking ability as part of his efforts to train and…


BBC micro:bit – register to receive your device and download the Quick Start Guide for Teachers

Last week we were proud to share the announcement launching the BBC micro:bit, which forms an integral part of the broadcaster’s #MakeItDigital campaign. The response from teachers, students, and tech enthusiasts has been overwhelmingly positive, and we can’t wait for the micro:bit itself to start appearing in schools all over the UK. Much of the…