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Ray Chambers, (@lanky_boi_ray) Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and award winning teacher, describes how and why he got his students involved in Kodu Kup UK. Ray shares his thoughts on this year great event.
Today's students are the ‘Netflix Generation’ — they've grown up in a world where video is available instantly, on-demand, and on any device. In fact, college–age students in the 18 - 24 age bracket are the biggest consumers of online video — with each watching an average of 398 online videos per month
It’s often difficult to help teachers and schools in a short conversation, to envisage what Office 365 can do and how it can deliver for them a whole cloud based solution.
Luckily, my Microsoft in Education colleagues in South Africa have created a fantastic and comprehensive collection of resources that can help anyone understand and explore the myriad of possibilities that Office 365 offers.
Many thanks to Angela Schaerer ( @angschaerer on Twitter) for sharing this
The 2nd UK Kodu Kup brought together 12 teams, representing 10 schools from around the UK, to compete for the coveted title of ‘Kodu Kup Champions’. The competition proved again that the ‘Computing’ Curriculum is not just about coding....
One of the most requested apps I get asked for by Teachers is ‘Explain Everything’ and ‘Is it available for Windows devices?’ I am pleased to say now it is. Released this week in the Windows Store, one of the top rated ipad apps is now available for Windows devices.
blog by Simon Johnson – Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator and Wolves supporter
Last week was the 6th annual Computing At School (CAS) National Conference. The conference, which was attended by more that 300 delegates, provided an opportunity for teachers to find out about the new curriculum.
Following the success of last year’s Kodu Kup competition I am very much looking forward to sitting on the judging panel again this year. So far I have taken on the role of shortlisting the entries which proved to be a long job with so many!
We are pleased to announce this year’s finalists for the UK KoduKup. Their achievement is even more remarkable as over 300,000 pupils in the UK have been using Kodu.
In January we launched our highly successful Switched on Computing resources in partnership with Rising Stars. We sent a copy to every Primary School in England and have been handing them out at all our events
I spend a lot of time discussing with teachers and schools the pro and cons of various operating systems, devices and services. But in reality they are not the ‘end customer’. I am lucky to have an ASUS VivoTab Note 8 device, which I am happy to loan to the real experts, Students.