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  • Blog Post: Kodu Kup Scotland has Launched!

    This is a sister competition to the UK Kodu Kup and gives a chance for schools in Scotland to participate in the UK Kodu Kup and avoid timing issues around the different term times. So if you are in Scotland, join McKodu in Kodu Kup Scotland. Organised and run by David Renton , one of our Microsoft Innovative...
  • Blog Post: Pieces of 8 – learning with 'Kodu' tops Microsoft prizes by Tony Parkin

    Originally posted on   Merlin John Online Working with an expert teacher was icing on the cake for prizewinning primary pupils. Tony Parkin sat in… Happy 8in8 winners pick up their prizes from Microsoft's offices in Victoria, London “Can you just imagine that business meeting? We have this great...
  • Blog Post: Koduthon 2013 – Free event for students

      Are you a teacher working with your students on writing games with Microsoft’s free game creation software, Kodu? Are your students between the ages of 7-14 and would like a day out at Microsoft HQ in Reading? Could they rise to the challenge of pitting their Kodu coding skills against others...
  • Blog Post: Naace Strategic Conference 2013

    The time has come for us to attend the annual Naace Conference, which is taking place this week on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th March 2013. The Naace Strategic Conference is titled ‘Learning Without Limits’ and is being held at the Leicester Marriott Hotel. Alongside engaging keynotes , informative breakout...
  • Blog Post: Kodu at Wolverhampton Dunstall Hill school

    Guest post by Gerald Haigh. Gerald is a freelance education writer for Microsoft. A couple of weeks before Bett 2013, I visited Dunstall Hill Primary in Wolverhampton to see Year Five children using ‘Kodu’ on their Intel ‘Classmates’, creating their own games. We all, by now...
  • Blog Post: Naace at Bett 2013

    Guest post by Naace , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners Excitement builds as we approach our first Bett at a new location, ExCeL London. It is hard to believe that only a few short months ago we were celebrating the Olympics events being held there and now the world’s largest education...
  • Blog Post: Game based learning at Kilbowie Primary School

    Guest post by Sarah Garcia from Kilbowie Primary School, West Dunbartonshire. Sarah is a Primary 7 (11-12 year olds) teacher at Kilbowie Primary School, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. She has been teaching for seven years and loves helping children to learn. Sarah really enjoys trying to find innovative...
  • Blog Post: 13 year old Blake creates Kodu Galaga

    At Kodu Game Lab , the Koduteam is always on the look out for community members that are doing fun and compelling work. In this edition of Community Spotlight, we catch up with Blake M., the creator of Kodu Galaga , who goes by LEGOManiacBlake on our forums. Kodu Team : Can you tell us a little about...
  • Blog Post: Kodu at Cadoxton Primary School

    Last week I had the pleasure of working with the Digital Leaders at Cadoxton Primary School in Barry , South Wales. We looked at and explored Kodu . They all had a copy to take home, to begin to investigate for themselves. Our options in school were limited at the present time, as the school is developing...
  • Blog Post: Kodu student activity: editing your world

    Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input. You can view and download our eBook...
  • Blog Post: Kodu student activity: eating apples

    Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input. You can view and download our...
  • Blog Post: Computer Science in schools is changing, with the help of business and industry

    As children are surrounded by technology more than ever, the way computers are taught will need to change. This was reflected in a recent government announcement by Michael Gove around reforming and updating the computer science curriculum. So how will this be achieved? Well, businesses are getting...
  • Blog Post: KODU in the Classroom: Getting Started with the Xbox 360 Controller

    Part 3 of our KODU in the Classroom series of posts builds on yesterday’s post and focuses on ‘Getting Started with the Xbox 360 Controller’. The full eBook can be viewed/downloaded below. KODU Game Lab: Getting Started with the Xbox 360 Controller View more documents from Microsoft Education UK
  • Blog Post: KODU in the Classroom: Getting Started with the Keyboard and Mouse

    Part 2 in our KODU in the Classroom series of resources is focused on ‘Getting Started with the Keyboard and Mouse’. View/download the full eBook below. KODU Game Lab: Getting Started with the Keyboard and Mouse View more documents from Microsoft Education UK
  • Blog Post: KODU Game Lab: Single Session Introduction

    The core of the Kodu project is the programming user interface. The language is simple, intuitive and entirely icon-based. Programmes are composed of pages, which are broken down into rules, which are then further divided into conditions and actions. The Kodu language is designed specifically for game...
  • Blog Post: Year 9 ICT lesson using Kodu and Mouse Mischief at Monkseaton High School

    Following Michael Gove's recent announcement about changes to the ICT Curriculum, Tyne Tees Television filmed a Year 9 ICT lesson using Kodu and Mouse Mischief and spoke to the students and their teacher about their learning in ICT at Monkseaton. The work they are doing with Kodu, in particular, is fantastic...
  • Blog Post: Another great example of technology used in the classroom

    Monkseaton High School have very recently made a film that they could use for to show students, parents, prospective parents and students  examples of how technology is used in a 21st century school, in particular Kodu and Mouse Mischief in the classroom. This example will show just how easy technology...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Forum 2011 - Workshops

    The 8th Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Forum is a one-day conference, free of charge to all teachers and educators who wish to attend. The workshops and keynotes this year have a STEM ‘flavour’ and address the theme of ‘Teach more, learn more, inspire more.’ This year the Forum is being held at the...
  • Blog Post: Who would have thought a ‘’Turtle’’ would have come such a long way

    Recently I found a friend on FaceBook that I made whilst at primary school and haven't spoken to for over 20 years!  Whilst catching up on old times, we started to reminisce  to back to when we were little (for anyone who has ever actually met the 6’ me, may find it hard to believe I was once...
  • Blog Post: Fun, Free Forum – get your free downloads here!

    I woke up this morning and immediately the first thing I thought was, I did order the lunch didn’t I? I hope so otherwise I have a lot of hungry teachers, head teachers and IT network managers at Microsoft Campus today! So today was our ‘’Fun, Free Forum’’ at our offices in Thames Valley Park. A day...
  • Blog Post: Kodu – bringing fun to learning in the classroom

    Have you tried Kodu yet? If you’re one of the many who’s always looking for ways to take ICT learners further along the creative road that leads to programming then you should, because it’s designed to do exactly that. “…a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games – accessible...
  • Blog Post: Free Microsoft software for schools, from the Fun and Free Friday event

    Today, we had a fantastic day at the office, when we hosted the “ Fun, Free Friday for Schools ”. Just over 100 schools attended, and we had an absolutely packed agenda, as we demonstrated lots of the free Microsoft software available for schools to use. All of the links to the various...
  • Blog Post: Kodu for PC – a teacher’s tutorial

    Kodu for PC is a (free) visual programming language which was launched earlier this year. In the past it’s been available for Xbox, but now there’s a PC version, and it gives you another way of developing programming skills in your students. And as it uses games as the core, it helps to keep your students...
  • Blog Post: Kodu Game Lab – using gaming to interest students in programming

    I know it’s half-term, and therefore most teachers aren’t in school. But then, there’s more time to play with new stuff in half-term! So I thought I’d blog it anyway. There aren’t enough students studying computing subjects – this PC Pro article’s chart shows just how bad it is expect to get – and at...
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