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  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Free Education Resources WIn 8 App– Released Today

    During the summer break I set my self the challenge of learning to be a Developer. After all we are asking teachers to learn this skill, so it was a case of ‘practice what you preach’ . My starting point was to find a coding package to learn. That was easy, there are so many free resources...
  • 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: 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: Accessibility guide for teachers

    We’ve just issued the third edition of our accessibility guide for teachers, and it’s available as a download from our accessibility site . The site also includes a number of accessibility video case studies . The Accessibility: A Guide for Educators has been updated to include information on Windows...
  • Blog Post: Challenge your 16+ students to think big – the Imagine Cup

    For years, Microsoft has been running a competition for university developer and programming students called the Imagine Cup. In the Imagine Cup we challenge teams of students to find and build technology solutions to real-world issues. We encourage the world's most talented software designers, programmers...
  • Blog Post: For all you technology teachers out there

    We may have a conference for you. (Let me just clarify something, because it confused me at first. This conference is for teachers interested in Computing – how computers work and how to program them, rather than ICT – how to use computers. If you teach Computing or are interested in teaching Computing...
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