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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Minecraft: Education Edition – Unlocking your free 1-year Trial!

Microsoft is committed to helping students, educators and schools achieve better outcomes through enriched educational experiences. To support this, where a qualifying customer purchases a new Windows 10 device, the school will receive a one-year, single-user subscription to Minecraft: Education Edition, an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment….


MIEE Spotlight- Roxanne Gregory

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is on the amazing Roxanne, an enthusiastic Mathematics Teacher at our Microsoft Training Academy, Shireland Collegiate Academy. Roxanne uses Microsoft technology as a core infrastructure to her classroom practice. Utilising Shireland’s 1-1 Microsoft Surface deployment, students access Class sites through SharePoint or Microsoft Teams to allow them to collaboratively work both inside…

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MIEE Spotlight- Dan Bunker

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is on Dan Bunker, an Educational Technologist working at United Learning- a Multiple Academy Trust in the UK, supporting effective technology use across the primary phase with Office 365. Dan provides regular support to 18 primary schools with CPD training across the Office 365 range, utilising the Microsoft Educator Community to support…

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Upcoming Events @MicrosoftEdu UK

As the end of 2017 draws closer, this week we see the last of our #MicrosoftEdu UK Roadshow series for the year, fulfilling our mission to empower the students and teachers of today to create the world of tomorrow. This week we are travelling to Wales, Birmingham and Leicester to share all things Microsoft with…

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MIEE Spotlight- Philemon Burney

As part of today’s MIEE Spotlight, we’re taking a look at MIEE Philemon Burney and how his hard work as a Principal Education Consultant is inspiring people to learn and apply new concepts and systems and use technology to enhance and support innovative teaching and learning practices. Phil works with schools, colleges and universities around the…

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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…

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MIEE Spotlight-Darren Hurley

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is on Darren Hurley, who works as a Learning Support Assistant, at Microsoft Showcase School Darran Park Primary School, in the beautiful Rhondda Fawr Valley in South Wales. Darren has been on an incredible digital journey, amassing every opportunity of developing his own digital knowledge to aid his role in supporting digital…

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TOPS 3 TIPS: Stepping up to Computer Science

Computer Science. Just those word alone are enough to make educators fear. There is so much to knowledge to digest and ways to effectively teach it that we can often be put off altogether. The reality is, computer science is the future and it is our duty to embrace it to ensure students are equipped…


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….