Microsoft Brings the Four Nations Together with the MOS Championship

Since the launch of the MOS Four Nations Championship, more than 40,000 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams have been delivered across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Microsoft and Prodigy Learning are proud to announce the inaugural Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Four Nations Champions who have demonstrated their digital skills (specifically their mastery of Microsoft Office and Minecraft) at the Four Nations Final held at Microsoft UK Headquarters.

BLOODHOUND Race for the Line competition – deadline extended

Great news for anyone who has yet to enter the Race For the Line rocket car challenge – the application deadline for this fantastic STEM initiative has been extended to 30th November. Register your school for Free rocket Car Kits and take part in this awesome competition to design and build the fastest model rocket car in the UK!

Microsoft partners with West Wakefield Health & Wellbeing to help primary schools develop apps

Project based learning not only helps students to see the practical examples of the subject matter they are learning, but also aids the development and strengthening of skills that will help young minds to problem solve and innovate, rather than simply regurgitate key facts and syllabus content. It is this approach to education that will…

UK students are at the top of the class in IT skills

Recently in Las Vegas, Robert Phipps from Royal Grammar School in Guildford was crowned Third Place Winner at the Microsoft Office Specialist Worldwide Competition 2012.  Robert’s win proves, yet again, that UK students are at the top of the class in IT skills! The 2012 Certiport Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office attracted more than 285,000…


Do any of your students want to become the next Bill Gates?

For the last 10 years, Microsoft have held the prestigious Imagine Cup, a competition open to students around the world to use technology, creativity and knowledge to help solve global issues and make a difference in the world.   Recently Software4Students interviewed 2011 winners ‘’Team Hermes’’, made up of four students from Sligo IT; Aíne…


Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide People’s Choice Award – Go Vote!

  The Microsoft Imagine Cup brings together students from all over the world and asks them to use their creativity and passion for technology to help solve the world’s toughest problems. This year, more than 350,000 students from 183 countries and regions registered to compete and, from July 8-13, the finalists (more than 400 students…


Meet the UK Finalists of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011

The Imagine Cup, started in 2003,  is an annual competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft to give young technologists in universities worldwide the chance to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges using Microsoft tools and technology. More than 325,000 register over 100 countries however places are tight with only 400 finalists get through, this…


Friday’s Fortune Cookies

On Friday, when I offered to send out packs of Office 2010 Overview sheets, I also offered a goodie bag for the first person to send me the correct answers to my ridiculous Fortune Cookie competition. Congratulations to John Duggan, who was first to get the full list of correct answers into my email inbox…