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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.
We often say here at Daily Edventures that behind every great student is a great teacher. And in the case of the @OffPerts (Microsoft Office Experts) – the students from the Saltash.net Community School in Cornwall, England who provided an inspiring and necessary student voice at the 2014 Global Forum – this couldn’t be more true.
After Scott and his student’s success at the Global Forum in March , he has gone on to achieve further and well deserved recognition . Scott, of Saltash.net Community School, has been announced as a Silver Teaching Award Winner in the category of Outstanding use of Technology in Education
Last week saw a 100 students and their teachers attend the 2nd annual Koduthon, hosted at Microsoft Headquarters in Reading. Armed with their laptops and tablets they were charged with developing virtual fish tanks, creating artificial intelligence beings in Kodu, using simple algorithms.
Readers of this blog will know what a fan I am of PowerPoint – You may have read my Power-Up series . But, with all the talk of Devices , Apps, Services and Computing. We have not forgotten one of the greatest and most versatile applications ever created.