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BBC micro:bit makes the Edtech 50

In February 2018, BBC micro:bit was included in the prestigious Edtech50, which celebrates "the best of the UK’s excellent education technology people, products and projects, selected by a judging panel of expert educators and industry leaders."

Launched by The Education Foundation & Edtech UK in partnership with Jisc, the Edtech50 supports and develops the British education technology edtech sector.

Jisc CEO Paul Feldman said:

"When done right, edtech has the potential to transform lives for the better, helping people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their full potential, and helping us to build the digital skills base that will be so critical to the UK’s global competitiveness in the years to come."

The Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education, said:

"There are so many reasons to be optimistic about the possibilities for technology across education. Edtech is increasingly supporting improved outcomes across England and internationally, and in my short time as Secretary of State for Education I have already seen how it can support and transform education at every step of the journey.

"The work of inspirational leaders across the sector who are working tirelessly to support education, will be fundamental in ensuring the wider realisation of the opportunities presented by technology; to support improvements across the breadth of our education system.

"I welcome this new initiative to highlight and celebrate many of the people, products and projects that have most impacted education."

Read more about the Edtech50 here.

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