Classroom Collaboration for creative outcome

Educators everywhere will understand the labouring task of organising students into groups for project work. Muddled up resources, fall outs over being group leader and the wasted learning time that deflates motivation. We spend so much time trying to force collaboration that the outcome can often be second class. What if there was a way…


MIEE Spotlight- Ben Whitfield

  Today’s MIEE Spotlight is looking at the fantastic work of Ben Whitfield, Head of Computing at St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School. Ben is a surface expert and MIE trainer, passionate about training colleagues and driving the adoption of 21st century learning in his local area. Ben loves the ease of using Office365 in his classroom…

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Showcase School Case Study- Ribblesdale High School

Ribblesdale High School Ribblesdale High School, in Clitheroe, Lancashire, is a Microsoft Training Academy in the UK and this status reflects a continuing commitment to embracing technology to enhance the quality of learning. Given Ribblesdale High School’s Training Academy status, it comes as no surprise to discover that the school has a one-to-one device scheme,…

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MIEE Spotlight- Joe Westermark

  On today’s MIEE Spotlight, we take a look at the innovative work of Joe Westermark, Teacher at Microsoft Showcase School Bae Baglan in Port Talbot, Wales. Joe is passionate about providing authentic learning experiences that enable his young people to develop 21st Century Skills.  Joe ensures his excellent practice of using Office 365 tools in…

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MIE in 123: Top Tips for Educators

We all have that dreading feeling of missing out on emails, meetings and working documents. Trying to switch between desktops and apps can be time consuming and our productivity reduced. As educators, we deserve a way to sync collaboration and communication as seamlessly as possible. With Microsoft Teams, this has become a reality. Transitioning to…


Showcase School Case Study- Hardenhuish School

Hardenhuish is an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school set in the magnificent parkland of the former Hardenhuish Manor and Chippenham Grammar School. Hardenhuish School caters to nearly 1500 pupils aged 11-18 and is one of three secondary schools in Chippenham, Wiltshire. They became an Academy Converter in 2010 and have been a Microsoft Showcase School since…

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Leading in Problem-Based Learning

A working definition to problem based learning is the approach that organises curriculum and instruction around a problem with a focus to engage the learner to find a solution. Educators are seen as the facilitator during the collaborative process, whereby students develop critical thinking, problem solving, and critical skills as they identify the problem. It…


MIEE Spotlight- Allan Thomson

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is shining brightly on PE Teacher, Allan Thomson. Allan is an innovative teacher at, Microsoft Showcase School St Mungo’s High School in Falkirk, Scotland. Allan is passionate about the impact that technology can have on our young people in the classroom, to prepare them for the skills they need for learning, life…

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MIEE Spotlight- Nichola Thomas

Today’s MIEE Spotlight looks at the great work of Nichola Thomas, from Holy Name School in Wales. Over the past 17 years, Nichola has seen a rapid transformation in the way in which technology is used in schools. She has continued to keep up to date and has become a life long learner, embracing new…

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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 focus on: Must read…

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