BBC micro:bit and Windows 10 Roadshows from Tablet Academy – book your place now!

tablet-academy-logoThroughout the 2014-15 academic year we were pleased to work with Tablet Academy who delivered a series of nationwide training events for educators through the Microsoft Showcase Classroom Regional Roadshow, and the Win8 Edu Tour.

This year sees the start of another two series of events that will enable educators to get more out of the technology they are using in the classroom, and also become more familiar with a new device that can feature strongly within STEM and computing lesson plans:


Windows 10 Roadshow

The workshop will be a hands-on experience with all delegates receiving a device to use during the session. Tablet Academy consultants will guide you through a number of classroom-based scenarios that utilise the functions of Windows 10 and Office 365.


Workshop content:

  • Overview of Desktop and Tablet Mode in Windows 10 and the benefits of both.
  • Brief recap of Office 365 including collaboration, OneDrive and OneNote Classroom Notebook Creator.
  • Focus on new Office 365 features including Power BI and Classroom management solutions.
  • Universal Apps including, Book Creator, SWAY and others.
  • Additional content and news will be announced.

Who should attend?

The Roadshow is ideal for education leaders, innovative teachers, e-learning and IT coordinators.

Event Schedule:

Showcase Classroom, London - Friday, 4 December 2015
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff - Thursday, 10 December 2015
Innovation Centre, Telford - Friday 11 December 2015
The City of Liverpool College - Wednesday 27 January 2016

The event has been designed to last a morning (09:00-12:00), or an afternoon (13:00-16:00) session, and will be open to a maximum of 30 delegates per session to ensure everybody has time to ask the questions they wish to be answered. Further details and registration information can be found on the Tablet Academy Windows 10 Roadshow page.

Please note that the cost of this event is £50 (+VAT) per person, per session. Price includes a premium goody bag.


BBC micro:bit Roadshow

The BBC micro:bit project is an initiative by the BBC and its partners to provide every year 7 or equivalent pupil, at every school across the UK with a credit-card sized programmable computing device. The aim of this hands-on 1/2 day workshop, led by a former CAS Master Teacher Trainer with experience of the BBC micro:bit, is to prepare teachers with an in-depth understanding of the device and training in how it can be used to support teaching of the Computing curriculum and other subjects.

School Visit

Training will include understanding the device, programming it, using a variety of teacher resources created by the project partners and example of how it can be used to support cross-curricular activities. If delegates have been issued with their BBC micro:bit before attending this workshop they are encouraged to bring it with them. If not, the workshop will make use of the micro:bit simulator, a piece of online software that is used to programme and test programs created for the BBC micro:bit using a variety of code editors and programming languages.

Find an event near you:

Tablet Academy, Telford - 26th November 2015
City of Liverpool College - 2nd December 2015
Trentham High School - 4th December 2015
Staffordshire University Academy - 10th December 2015
SIPS (West Bromwich) - 11th December
St Matthias School, Wolverhampton - 16th December 2015
Benenden School, Kent - 17th December 2015
Durham LA - 14th January 2016
Dudley, Sandwell Centre - 15th January 2016
Darrick Wood School, Dartford - 5th February 2016
Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe - 11th February 2016

The event has also been designed to last a morning (09:00-12:00), or an afternoon (13:00-16:00) session, and full details for registration can be found on the Tablet Academy BBC micro:bit Roadshow page.

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