Tag Archives: Microsoft

Hour of Code–Uppingham Community College–30th June

Recently, BBC have announced that they would be releasing the Micro: Bit to schools all over the country. With this in mind, we wanted to give some of our students more of a taste for Touch Develop. As we come … Continue reading

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BETT and setting up Minecraft in the classroom

It has now been close to two weeks since the BETT show was hosted at the ExCeL in London. BETT is an exhibition aimed at helping schools develop their use of technology in the classroom. There are vendors and educationalists … Continue reading

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Switched On Computing – Tutorial Samples

So at BETT in January, Rising Stars teamed up with Microsoft to create 6 brand new Switched computing units which would help you and your school get started with computing before September. Well it’s now September and some people are … Continue reading

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Kodu Kup – 2014

Last year saw the launch of the Kodu Kup and it was amazing to see all of the entries and the hard work being put into each of the entry. This year I launched the Kodu Kup in a big … Continue reading

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Microsoft Global Forum 2014 – Barcelona

This week have had the honour of attending the global forum in Barcelona. Early last year I submitted an application to become an Expert Educator for Microsoft. The application process was simple, I had developed a project using Touch Develop … Continue reading

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Another day of coding, Another App

With the U.K hour of code being explored this week, I’ve set my students the challenge of collaborating with their teachers to come up with some apps for lessons. Although many of them have made apps to help the lesson, … Continue reading

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An App A Day….

So yesterday I featured two apps produced by students while I was at the launch of the UK Hour of code! Today… here’s another. Student Dawid Czajka is 13 from Uppingham Community College and developed an app after coming to … Continue reading

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