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Many of us have never seen the Maga Carta. Yet it is one of the most famous documents in the world. Originally issued by King John of England as a practical solution to the political crisis he faced in 1215, Magna Carta established for the first time the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the law - http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/magna-carta-1215
With Skype with its real time translation feature - http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/30504264 and other software that offer translation into language and even Klingon. Is there a need to teach languages in schools?
This week I am looking at Photo apps, of which there are a plethora in the Windows Store. Working on a Tablet device needs an app that doesn’t require lots of computing power, to make simple edits and apply effects.
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Ross is a typical 14 year old, opinionated and self assured about the things he knows about. So I have challenged him to share his thoughts and ideas on this blog. The question for you as teachers is, ‘What are your students thinking’
Students at the the Tai Centre in Tonypandy , South Wales never do anything by halves. Challenged by their Teacher Cath Wickes, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, to be the first students to submit a game in the Kodu Kup UK competiton
BETT seemed to be filled with kids this year. Lots were group of schools’ digital leaders . This is fantastic, as it gives students a real insight into the technology available to schools.
The Kodu Kup is back for 2015. It's one of the UK's biggest and best computing competition for students. It's the biggest Kodu competition in the World!
Open to all UK Schools* for pupils aged 7-14. Kodu Kup provides a unique learning experience that develops computational thinking , creativity, collaboration and fun.
Here’s a great story I discovered recently that I wanted to share and just shows the changing education landscape as a result of tablet devices. Also I think it’s a fantastic idea to engage parents. Shropshire based Childrensworld nursery chain has installed Windows based tablet PC’s in each room of their nurseries. The tablets are designed to be multipurpose and will provide access to a number of services designed to improve parental involvement, and help nursery staff be more creative when working with children.
Quickstart Computing is that toolkit. Microsoft and Computing At School have been working to tackle in the past nine months. With funding from Microsoft and the Department for Education, Computing At School has produced QuickStart Computing a brand new training toolkit to help teachers build their confidence in delivering the new computing curriculum.