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  • Blog Post: AQA + New National Curriculum+ IT Academy = Great computer science learning

    I have spoke to many ICT teachers and inevitably the conversation turns to the issue of the exam syllabus. Which should they choose? Making sure they have the correct resources, curriculum materials and certification. Luckily the answer is fairly simple, choose a Microsoft solution through AQA and IT...
  • Blog Post: Kodu Kup 2014–It’s back , Now as an award winner!

    Now, the BETT Award Winning Kodu Kup Thank you all for your support in making Kodu the winner in the Free Digital Content / Open Educational Resources Category Exactly a year ago when we launched at BETT, the inaugural Kodu Kup, we never thought it would be the runaway success it was. 70000...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Kodu Kup UK–the pictures say it all

    If you are still unsure why Computing should be in the ICT curriculum, then check out this video of our Kodu Kup UK Final, it will change your mind. Kodu Kup UK Final–A great day Kodu Kup UK VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL
  • Blog Post: Kodu Kup UK 2013 - Enter today

    Download the Teacher Guide here - http://www.slideshare.net/Microsofteduk/kodu-kup-teachers-pack-16335500 Kodu is a visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. Developed by Microsoft Research, the programming...
  • Blog Post: BETT Partners in Learning Appathon 2013

    If there was sound on this post , you would be hearing ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor (Rocky III) , as at BETT 2013 , Partners in Learning is hosting its first ever Windows 8 Appathon. Teacher from around Europe have been involved online training, learning how to use a browser based development environment...
  • Blog Post: UK Teachers are World class at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum

    It’s inevitable when you put 160 worldclass teachers in a room and ask them to present about the work they do, then you are going to see some amazing examples of how technology can facilitate learning in the 21st century. Microsoft does this annually at its  Global Forum, and to add a twist to the...
  • Blog Post: Coding, it’s a boy thing. Not any more?

    Encouraging women and girls to take up computer science as a subject and career, is perhaps a greater challenge than to get Computer Science / Computing on to the UK National Curriculum. Microsoft runs a number of programmes, such as DigiGirlz that actively encourage woman and girls to take up careers...
  • Blog Post: Looking for a GCSE Computer Science qualification?

    AQA has partnered with Microsoft to support a GCSE Computer Science qualification with course content aligned to the new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification.  MTA is a new entry-level certification at Level 2 that helps to enhance students learning and support them build towards a...
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