Showcase School Case Study- Darran Park Primary School

Darran Park Primary School is in Ferndale in the Rhondda Cynon Taff local authority of South Wales. The school has 340 pupils, from nursery to Year 6, taught in 12 mainstream classes, three of which are mixed age. The school is currently a pioneer school and is working with the Welsh Government and other schools…

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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- John Cloherty

Today in our MIEE Spotlight we have Principal Teacher John Cloherty at Southdale Primary School, West Lothian. John uses Office 365 in GLOW to organise his professional work and collaborate effectively with staff and pupils across the school. John engages the pupils in his school by transforming writing lessons into interactive and exciting collaborative projects using…

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MIE in 123: Minecraft Education Edition

So you’re unable to miss the t-shirts, you have seen students getting excited about Minecraft and now you have heard there is a new Education version of the game. What is it all about? Why should I use it in my classroom? How is it going to benefit my students? Minecraft: Education Edition is an…


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…


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’ …

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Microsoft EDU Moments

Last week we were delighted to hold our first ever E2 Exchange Event at our Paddington offices and the atmosphere was electric! We even made it as a Twitter Moment! This is a result of the hard work, dedication and commitment we all have in empowering our students to achieve more, so thank you! Here…


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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Going Virtual with the field Trip

  In the current climate, School budgets can be extremely tight and wanting to take students on as many trips during the academic year is not always possible. As educators, we spend a lot of time searching for free trips and experiences to take our students on. When Skype in the classroom introduced Virtual Field…