EduTECHAU 2018 Wrap Up

Every year, the EduTECH Australia conference brings together the best and brightest minds in classroom innovation to compare, share, and learn from one another. Here are some of the highlights and top insights that we at the Microsoft stand got to experience this year: The future of learning: it’s predictive, and it’s personalised For all…


Tech-savvy Australian school gains speed and flexibility with Windows 10 in S mode

By taking advantage of Windows 10 in S mode, Werrington County Public School gives students and teachers speed and versatility—in and out of the classroom. The move is part of the school’s big push to improve education through technology. Werrington County Public School hosts approximately 450 rambunctious kindergarteners through sixth-graders who live in this fast-growing…

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Join Microsoft and Australasia’s Education Community at EduTECH Australia 2018

June is looking to be pretty exciting as EduTECH Australia 2018 kicks off, bringing together educators, leaders and futurists from across Asia Pacific and Australia to share, discuss and breathe in the latest developments for education and technology. This year’s EduTECH is going to be bigger and better than ever, so if you’re an educator…


The secret to digital learning from a 40-year teaching veteran

The Microsoft Innovation Educator (MIE) Expert program connects high-potential teachers across Australia – and from around the world – to share their vision and expertise in applying technology to the classroom. We caught up with Margaret Simkin, teacher-librarian and Head of Information Services at Hamilton College, to discover how she became an unlikely champion for…


Why building the digital classroom starts with good feedback

The Microsoft Innovation Educator (MIE) Expert program connects high-potential teachers across Australia – and from around the world – to share their vision and expertise in applying technology to the classroom. We had a chat with Steve Crapnell, e-Learning Coordinator and Maths Teacher at All Hallows’ School, to hear why his team focused their digital…


Make the Most of Microsoft Teams!

Microsoft Teams for Education Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place. Educators can create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff – all from a single experience in Office 365 for Education. The following videos break down how to get started…


Designing computer games with Kodu!

Designing computer games with Kodu!  This is a guest blog from Mr James Jenkins, Director of Digital Pedagogy at Canterbury College, who has been using Kodu Game Lab with his students to create games on the Microsoft platform. “Early last term the STEM team at Canterbury College Junior school decided to run a STEM day…


Reimagining Chemistry with Minecraft: Education Edition

Aussie Science Teachers – it’s your time to shine in Minecraft: Education Edition! With the recent introduction of the Chemistry Update for Minecraft: Education Edition, there has been no better time to expose your Chemistry students to a new dimension of learning. Discover the building blocks of matter, combine elements into useful compounds and Minecraft…

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This maths teacher’s mistakes help high-achieving students to learn

The Microsoft Innovation Educator (MIE) Expert program connects high-potential teachers across Australia – and from around the world – to share their vision and expertise in applying technology to the classroom. We caught up with Jarrad Strain, Maths Teacher at Perth Modern School, to hear about how digital technology has helped extend his gifted and…