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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.
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i chi, Happy New Year. I am not sure how you feel about New Year’s resolutions, but I thought I would make one. I thought I would try and blog at lease once a week about a Windows 8.1 app or apps that I think would be great in the classroom.
It’s the end of another great year with Microsoft Partners in Learning. We are looking forward to the year ahead.
Today we are pleased to announce the winning school. They are Gwyrosydd Primary School in Swansea.
It’s that time of year, the nights are dark, the weather has turned colder, Xmas jingles are playing in the shops and the thoughts of everybody turns to one great celebration. That’s right it’s the time of year for the Hour of Code.
Finals day 4th November, 30 students V MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Exam, would the students from Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCT) council in Wales prevail or would the MOS exam defeat them? RCT has partnered with Microsoft to provide the Microsoft IT Academy programme to ALL of its 132 schools, to develop technology skills for both teachers and students and to help prepare students for a career in the 21st Century.
We have gathered together our largest group of Expert Educators ever and introduced a new Fellows programme. We are proud to have this elite group of distinguished expert educators join us and others from around the globe.
Ok so that’s the first term over. Now what? Maybe your thoughts are turning towards Professional Development (ok , Xmas holidays first , then Professional Development). What will that be? What will it look like? Do we have the time? who will deliver it? Will it meet our needs as a school, Will it meet my needs? and can we afford it? All of these are important and valid questions. But in my experience by the time you have solved the majority its too late.
Back in July Uppingham Colllege became 2nd UK Kodu Kup Champions. This meant that they received an invite to Kodu Kup Europe in Brussels