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

Microsoft Teams Raise Hand

Over the past few weeks Microsoft have released the ability to raise your hand during Microsoft Teams meetings. This was a much-anticipated feature that I am sure many will take advantage of. The raise hand feature allows you to notify the host and other attendees that you have something you want to say, whether that […]

Yes, I have been at Hable for 12 months

Yesterday marked one year since I worked my first day as a Hable employee. In these past 12 months I feel I have developed both personally and professionally. Before joining Hable, I worked as an ICT manager in a primary academy trust and prior to that, a technical manager where I managed a team of […]

Microsoft Teams: App Templates

FAQ Plus Conversational Q&A bots are an easy way to provide answers to frequently asked questions by users. However, most bots fail to engage with users in meaningful way because there is no human in the loop when the bot fails. FAQ bot is a friendly Q&A bot that brings a human in the loop […]

Channel Moderation in Microsoft Teams

As some of you may be aware, Microsoft recently announced that channel moderation was coming to Microsoft Teams. Well, guess what… it’s now here! This means you can now specify who you allow to post new messages to channels, giving you the ability to create channels or even whole Teams without the worry of what […]

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 […]