Welcome

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.

Achievements

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

What’s New in Microsoft Teams | June 2020

Microsoft announced what’s new in Microsoft Teams this week, here are my top picks. What’s New: Large gallery view Being able to see all of your colleagues’ faces at the same time makes a big difference in engagement and connection. Coming to preview this month with general availability coming soon, large gallery view expands the Teams grid […]

Learning App in Microsoft Teams

Yesterday, 30th June 2020, Microsoft announced they will be launching a learning app in MS Teams later this year. This is HUGE news for organisations and educational institutions who are looking at the adoption of Microsoft Teams or who want to upskill themselves. The full details of the learning app haven’t been released yet, but […]

Custom Backgrounds in Teams Meetings

Recently, Microsoft released the feature to add background effects when using video during Microsoft Teams meetings. This gave the ability to change backgrounds so we could be on a sunny beach, in Minecraft or maybe in a room with plain walls. Articles were written on how to add your own custom images. This consisted of […]

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 […]

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 […]