Teacher using tech to help people living with dementia wins award

Publication date: 13 August 2018

A teacher who uses technology to help people living with dementia remember their loved ones has won a major education award.

Lee Whitmarsh, a Curriculum Leader in the Art, Design and Technology Faculty at Alsager School in Cheshire, was one of two teachers supported by Microsoft to take home a Silver Award at The Pearson Teaching Awards – known as the Oscars of the education sector.

As a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE), the 38-year-old has taught his pupils how to use the digital storytelling app Sway, and together they built interactive timelines of photos and videos to help individuals living with dementia recollect important moments from their past.

Read more on the Microsoft website.

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