Welcome to Paul Dredge EduTech. An education IT specialist with a difference. Someone who really cares and takes pride in seeing technology making a difference in the classroom.

About me

I have been supporting schools for over 15 years, from supporting schools technically, to managing ICT implementation in schools and multi academy trusts. I take great pride in aiding teaching and learning within the classroom.


I'm a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer, Microsoft Surface Expert, Microsoft Certified Server Engineer 2013, Google Certified Teacher Trainer

Latest blog posts

Latest posts from the blog

Northampton Primary Academy Trust empowers staff and students with Office 365

Northampton Primary Academy Trust (NPAT) is a vibrant Trust comprising 11 schools, 4,500 students and 750 staff across Northampton Town. The Trust uses a range of Microsoft 365 Education products, including OneNote, Teams, Sway, Skype for Business, OneDrive, SharePoint and Windows 10 to provide a consistent experience for Teachers and drive better outcomes for children. […]

Device Encryption

What is encryption? In computing, encryption is where data is converted from a readable form to an encoded version that can only be opened or read if it’s been decoded by a decryption key. How it works? Data, whether a single file or all your files, is encrypted using an algorithm and an encryption key. […]

I’ve become a Microsoft Innovative Expert and Trainer

As the new school year approaches, I am happy to announce that I have been accepted to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) for the 2017-18 academic year. This will be my 3rd year of being a MIEE and it is still a great honour to be apart of this exclusive program.   For […]

Deploying Minecraft Education Edition at Lings Primary School, Northampton

The following blog post was written by Andrew Robertson of Microsoft UK. I work very closely with Leigh Wolmarans, and when Microsoft heard about the great things Leigh is doing with Minecraft they wanted to find out more. Andrew contacted myself and Leigh and arranged a telephone interview to find out about how Lings Primary […]

Latest Reviews

The latest reviews

The Surface Book

After the success of the Surface Pro series, Microsoft have developed their first ever laptop, the Surface Book. When I received the email from Microsoft asking me to review a Surface Book, the excitement was a bit like the one of a child on Christmas eve! Since the Surface Book was released I had been […]

The HP ProBook x360 11 Education Edition

When your school spends a lot of money on mobile technology in the classroom what is your worse fear?  The device breaking from either a student dropping it or it being knocked off a desk. As a teacher you are always worried about students taking care when using a device; when a student suddenly stands […]

HP X210 vs Viglen Duo Tab vs Surface Pro 4

When working in schools I’m always asked the question “We want to buy some new devices for our students but what should we get?” Before I even consider answering that question I ask how much they would like to spend and what they want that device to do. Going back a few years, this would […]

The Power of The Pen

I recently had this blog post featured on Microsoft UK School Blogs. I have been a keen user of a Microsoft Surface for a while and I think they are great devices. The style and design are far superior to its competitors and Microsoft keeps improving the Surface with every release. It is only very recently […]

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