MIEExpert Ray Chambers wins Pearson Teaching Award for Outstanding use of Technology in Education

With all the time spent marking and grading over the course of a year, educators regularly find themselves praising and awarding for students for their hard work and efforts. So every now and then it’s nice to recognise those teachers who really have stood out for their contributions and achievements in a particular area. That…


MIEE TV – Ray Chambers wins Pearson Teaching Award

For this week’s MIEE TV blog post we’ve got a special topic, involving national recognition for one of our Expert Educators and the work they do using technology to engage their students. The Minecraft enthusiasts among you are likely to already of Ray Chambers, and anyone who visited the Microsoft stand at BETT 2015 will…


Shameless plug as I am nominated for an Edublog Award

The Edublog awards have been around since 2004, recognising and rewarding the best blogs in education worldwide. This year my blog has been nominated in the Best Elearning/Corporate Education Blog category, alongside a host of other good education blog sites (all of which can be seen here). If you’ve ever written a blog yourself, you’ll…

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Finding and recognising Innovative Teachers

My colleagues, Kristen Weatherby and Stuart Ball, run our UK Partners in Learning programme – a partnership between Microsoft and the education departments in England, Wales and Scotland. Similar programmes run in 110 countries, with their governments, so it is truly a global activity. It’s all about supporting teachers to use ICT in their teaching…

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Kristen and Stuart get an EduBlog nomination for Teaching Ideas and Resources blog

Talk about hiding your light under a bush. I’ve just found out, through reading the pages of EduBlog awards site, that our Teaching Ideas and Resources blog, written by Kristen and Stuart, has been shortlisted in the “Best elearning/corporate education blog 2009” category. If you’re not sending staff in your school to their blog, then…

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The Innovative Teachers Network is nominated in the BETT Awards

Yesterday, I learnt that the Innovative Teachers Network has been nominated and reached the shortlist for the BETT Awards 2010*. Of course, this is great news, and especially for Kristen Weatherby and Stuart Ball who have spent the last two years getting the website going, and building the community of teachers on it. It has…

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The Home Access Awards from the e-learning foundation

Is your school working on programmes which extend access to learning through ICT at home? You might be interested in nominating yourself for the Home Access Awards, being run by the e-learning foundation. The criteria for the awards doesn’t necessarily assume that you are running a widespread programme to provide ICT for students at home,…

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Spaced Learning – the Sunday Telegraph gets all positive about education

I’m so used to reading negative press reporting on education – especially now that the national papers all read the TES on a Friday, to see what newsworthy cases of disrepute are up in front of the General Teaching Council – which then make it into Saturday’s papers. So it was a surprise to open…

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Twynham School’s Award Winning Learning Gateway

Twynham School in Christchurch (a particularly lovely and genteel part of Dorset) were happy list night, as the school won one of the Becta ICT Excellence Awards. Shortlisted earlier in the year, they were up against very stiff competition – the shortlist contains some of the very well known names that pop up in the…

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