Microsoft Teams at UCLan: Communicate, Collaborate, Create

Today’s guest blog post comes from one of our MIE Experts Chris Melia, a Learning Technologist at the University of Central Lancashire. Read his account of his MIEE journey below and how he is using Microsoft Teams in his institution to drastically change communication and collaboration.    Introduction My name is Chris Melia and I…


MIEE Spotlight- Jennifer Harvey

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is on Jennifer Harvey, a teacher from Kilmaron Special Education School in Fife. Jenny is passionate about the role that technology can play in supporting young people with a range of educational needs. The pupils that Jenny works with in Kilmaron have complex additional support needs including; communication, mobility requirements and support…


MIEE Spotlight- Richard Grice

On today’s MIEE Spotlight we have Head of E-Learning and Teacher of Physics Richard Grice from Brighton College. Richard is a passionate and forward thinking teacher, who embraces technology in his classroom. Due to his great expertise and innovation, Richard was chosen as one of the top teachers in the UK to attend Microsoft’s Global Teacher…


MIEE Spotlight- Gemma Sanderson

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is shining brightly on Primary Teacher Gemma Sanderson from Microsoft Showcase School, Kirkton of Largo Primary School in Scotland. Gemma is an innovative and forward thinking teacher, and due to her dedication and hard work, alongside her colleagues, Kirkton of Largo was awarded ‘Learning Through Technology Award’ at the Scottish Education Awards in 2016 and…


MIEE Spotlight- James Protheroe

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is shining brightly on James Protheroe, Assistant Head Teacher at Microsoft Showcase School, Darran Park Primary School in Wales. James is passionate about, and excels at using, Minecraft Education Edition in the classroom. James was involved in an exciting Minecraft project based on the Rhondda Heritage Park. This was the largest scale…


MIEE Spotlight- Tomos Prosser

    Today’s MIEE Spotlight is on Primary School Teacher Tom Prosser. Tom is a passionate and forward thinking practitioner who strives for excellence in his practice. He was a teacher at Microsoft Showcase School, Simon de Senlis and has now made the move to teach in Athens! Tom utilises a wide variety of Office 365…


MIEE Spotlight- Matthew Pitts

  Today’s MIEE Spotlight looks at the fantastic work of KS2 Teacher Matthew Pitts 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. Matthew is passionate about the use of OneNote Class Notebook alongside…


MIEE Spotlight- Kristy Hill (Griffin)

On today’s MIEE Spotlight we are taking a look at the work of Year 3 Class Teacher and Computing Coordinator, Kristy Hill from Bolsover Church of England Junior School. Since becoming an MIE Expert in 2015, Kristy has embarked upon an innovative journey which has led both herself and her school to revolutionise their teaching…


MIEE TV – Expert Educators using Office 365 in the classroom

This weeks MIEE TV blog is all about Office 365 in the classroom. Say ‘Office 365’ to a lot of people, and they immediately just think ‘Word, Excel and PowerPoint’. Well, while these commonly used applications (and so many more) are indeed found within the Office suite, Office 365 is much more about the working environment and…