I have been asked a lot for the links in my free Windows App. As some don’t as yet haven’t upgraded. So whilst that is happening I thought I would list all the links in that App, that can be accessed in a non Win 8 environment. What this exercise proved was that Apps are fantastic for consolidating information in a simple accessible form. So my advice is get Windows 8, download the Windows 8 Free App - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/teachers/archive/2013/07/12/windows-8-appedagogy.aspx . In the meantime here are the links in that app.

Microsoft Partners in Learning – www.pil-network.com

Teachers Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/teachers

UK Schools Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/ukschools

Partner in learning Youtube channel – www.youtube.com/innovativeteach


Kodu is a free visual games creation application. It's the perfect way to introducing coding into the curriculum

Kodu Software - http://www.kodugamelab.com

Kodu Video Guides - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLj1Pwo2pn6sFAJA7jXM3PSxauBPr6flIX 

Kodu Kup Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOHhCJddeZY

Kodu Teacher Guides - http://koduwebdnn.cloudapp.net/Home/tabid/55/forumid/4/threadid/1307/scope/posts/Default.aspx

Tweet the Queen of Kodu @geekynicki – www.twitter.com/geekynicki

Project Spark - https://joinprojectspark.com


Touchdevelop is a free scripting code creation application. It's the perfect way to introduce more advanced coding into the curriculum

TouchDevelop – www.touchdevelop.com

Touchdevelop Video Guides - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt_K63PuRoWGouEfFvEvM8QUc1bNno7R0

TouchDevelop Free Book - https://www.touchdevelop.com/docs/book

TouchDevelop Scheme of Work - http://raychambers.wordpress.com/touch-develop-scheme-of-work-2-2/

Expert Help - Tweet @lanky_boi_ray – www.twitter.com/lankyboi_ray

Touchdevelop Curriculum - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtObeTLaEyJMaKFSk2g9IXvmI2V4FM6ZJimage

Expert Help - Tweet @drenton72 - www.twitter.com/ldrenton72

Touchdevelop Help videos - https://www.touchdevelop.com/help/videos

Touchdevelop API Reference - https://www.touchdevelop.com/docs/api


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Dreamspark = www.dreamspark.com

Other Computing Resources

Computing at School - http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/ image

Computer Science uplugged - http://csunplugged.org/

ComputerXplorers - http://www.computerxplorers.co.uk/

Technocamps - http://www.technocamps.com/

InPractice .org –KS1 computing - http://www.inpractice.org/

Windows 8 & Office 365

Microsoft UK Education Slideshare- http://www.slideshare.net/Microsofteduk image

Office 365 Free E-Book - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2011/08/17/free-ebook-microsoft-office-365-connect-and-collaborate-virtually-anywhere-anytime.aspx

The Offperts - Student Experts in Office 365 – www.offperts.com

Microsoft Blogs

Microsoft UK Further Education Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukfe/

Microsoft UK Faculty Blog - http://www.microsoft.com/education/facultyconnection/GB/default.aspx?c1=en-gb&c2=GB

Microsoft UK Education Cloud Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukeducloud/

Daily Edventures Blog - http://dailyedventures.com

Teacher Blogs

@GeekyNicki - http://www.interactiveclassroom.net/

@ritzertech - http://www.askthemusicteacher.co.uk/

@chickensaltsh - http://whydidthechickencrosstheroad.org.uk/

@lanky_boi_ray - http://raychambers.wordpress.com/

@daviderogers - http://www.daviderogers.blogspot.co.uk/