Dive into Computer Science with Minecraft and Makecode @ Microsoft Training Academy, BETT 2018

Visit the Microsoft Training Academy for daily sessions run by  our Microsoft Learning Consultants & Innovative Educators giving you a hands-on opportunity to learn about the latest and greatest tools that are being delivered to drive student and teacher outcomes, hosted on the Microsoft Campus at stand E300 throughout each day – with repeated sessions…


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…


MIEE Spotlight – Jacqueline Campbell

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is focused on Scotland’s Teacher of the Year, Jacqueline Campbell, Computer Science Teacher from St. Mungo’s High School. Jacqueline has been integral in St. Mungo’s being awarded Microsoft Showcase School status and supporting the school in becoming a Microsoft STEM School! Jacqueline inspires teachers all across Scotland in her innovative uses of Office 365…


MIEE Spotlight- Ryan van Graan

  Today’s MIEE Spotlight looks at the great work of Computer Science teacher, Ryan van Graan from Trinity School of John Whitgift. Ryan uses Office 365 and Microsoft tools extensively in the classroom to enhance the teaching and learning in his classroom. Due to Ryan’s expertise in using technology, he has spoken at BETT on using…


MIEE Spotlight- Martine Mannion

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is looking at the fantastic work of Martine Mannion, Teacher of Computing & Digital Learning Lead at Wellingborough School. Martine is passionate about ensuring her young people have the fundamental skills for the 21st Century. Martine has changed paradigms in her classroom by incorporating innovative pedagogy to equip her learners with the…


AQA + New National Curriculum+ IT Academy = Great computer science learning

I have spoke to many ICT teachers and inevitably the conversation turns to the issue of the exam syllabus. Which should they choose? Making sure they have the correct resources, curriculum materials and certification. Luckily the answer is fairly simple, choose a Microsoft solution through AQA and IT Academy. The AQA computer science syllabus provides…


Kodu Kup 2014–It’s back , Now as an award winner!

Now, the BETT Award Winning Kodu Kup Thank you all for your support in making Kodu the winner in the Free Digital Content / Open Educational Resources Category Exactly a year ago when we launched at BETT, the inaugural Kodu Kup, we never thought it would be the runaway success it was. 70000 students and…


Microsoft Kodu Kup UK–the pictures say it all

If you are still unsure why Computing should be in the ICT curriculum, then check out this video of our Kodu Kup UK Final, it will change your mind. Kodu Kup UK Final–A great day Kodu Kup UK VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL


Kodu Kup UK 2013 – Enter today

Download the Teacher Guide here -http://www.slideshare.net/Microsofteduk/kodu-kup-teachers-pack-16335500   Kodu is a visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. Developed by Microsoft Research, the programming environment runs on the PC and Xbox allowing rapid design creation. Elements such as a game controller can be added…


BETT Partners in Learning Appathon 2013

If there was sound on this post , you would be hearing ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor (Rocky III) , as at BETT 2013 , Partners in Learning is hosting its first ever Windows 8 Appathon. Teacher from around Europe have been involved online training, learning how to use a browser based development environment…