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Last week Microsoft's UK HQ in Reading was host to the national finals of Kodu Kup, inviting teams from 10 schools to compete for the prizes. More than just an exercise in programming, the Kodu Kup challenges students to put their minds to a number of creative and business-themed disciplines, as part of a wider project based learning experience.
Last week, at Minecon 2015 it was announced that Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta is coming. It will be available for download in the Windows 10 Store beginning July 29, the same day Windows 10 first becomes available for PCs and tablets.
Last week we were proud to share the announcement launching the BBC micro:bit, which forms an integral part of the broadcaster's #MakeItDigital campaign. The response from teachers, students, and tech enthusiasts has been overwhelmingly positive, and we can't wait for the micro:bit itself to start appearing in schools all over the UK.
I traced an interesting Facebook thread recently, the theme of which could be summed up as, ‘Are we sure educational technology is all it’s cracked up to be?’ It started with writer, speaker, blogger Graham Brown-Martin (@GrahamBM), posting a link to a speech given by writer Audrey Watters at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia entitled, ’Is it Time to Give Up on Computers in Schools?’
The following tutorial provides an insight into how the OneNote Class Notebook Creator can be used to access a personal workspace, assignments and teacher feedback, as well as providing a safe and secure environment for collaboration and group work.
Visual Studio 2015 is a rich, integrated development environment for creating stunning applications for Windows, iOS, and Android, as well as modern web applications and cloud services. To find out more information about the Visual Studio 2015, please visit Visual Studio site or watch Visual Studio videos on Channel 9.
Over recent weeks we’ve been hearing from Kevin Sait – Head of IT Strategy at Wymondham High Academy – about his schools journey with the Surface 3. That journey now extends beyond the gates of Wymondham, as Kevin takes his knowledge and experience out into the community and into local primary schools, working with teachers and students to help them with choosing devices and familiarising them with all that Office 365 has to offer in an educational setting.