Creating inclusive classrooms with the help of OneNote

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Originally posted on the Microsoft Education blog on 17th May by Jameson Lee, Assistive Technology Coordinator of Special Education. At the start of the school year, our special education team established the goal to deepen the purposeful use of technology to support struggling students, especially for those with special education needs and disabilities. This goal…


Getting serious about STEM?

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Microsoft helps educators and students to explore, invent, prototype and solve authentic STEM problems using real-world technology. As a technology company, Microsoft is passionate about STEM education. We’re enthusiastic to welcome the next generation of app developers, game designers, Artificial Intelligence experts and coders to the workplace. And we’re excited by what they will imagine,…


MIE Expert Spotlight: Matt Heinrich from Radford College on driving digital innovation.

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In this MIE Spotlight, we hear from Matt Heinrich, Director of Digital Learning and Innovation, Radford College, Canberra. Teaching has always been a desirable profession, originating from fond experiences during my own education. In 2011, I began teaching in the primary years, drawn to the opportunity to engage with students across multiple subjects whilst building…


Surface Book pivots sage on stage model and transforms learning experience

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Digital technology in higher education is allowing the sage on stage to pivot; transforming the model used in lecture halls since mediaeval times. Today’s students demand a more flexible blended learning environment, with the option of mixing face-to-face and online lectures and tutorials. Dr David Kellermann, lecturer in mechanical engineering at UNSW, is an education…


Nominate yourself today: 2017-18 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert recruitment open now until July 15

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We are thrilled to announce that the 2017-2018 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) recruitment period is now open!  We are currently seeking educators from around the world to join our next class of MIEEs. The self-nomination period opens April 15 and closes July 15. All self-nominations must be received during this period. How to nominate…


MIE Spotlight: Offering a helping hand to assist teachers with technology

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Welcome to the first in our series of MIE Spotlights. In this post we feature Lynette Barker, Teacher Librarian / Learning Technology Coordinator at St Therese’s Primary School. For the past 2 years I have been a part of the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) program. Thanks to the amazing learning opportunities the program has given me, and the confidence…


Keeping focused with Admin Templates in OneNote

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Guest blog post by Pip Cleaves, Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator. About a year a go I began working on a OneNote system to organise myself. I wanted a system that worked on most of my devices, which included:  Phone (iOS),  Laptop (Surface Pro and later Surface Book),  Home laptop (MacBook Pro),  Department imaged Desktops (Windows 7 and…


Data Science, IT and Cloud… certify your students

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Guest post from Dan Bowen Academic Programmes Manager at Microsoft As a technology company our products and services are evolving at an ever increasing rate. We are seeing the need for roles in analytics, data science, machine learning, cloud architects, artificial intelligence and more. So how can we keep up to date and how can we…


SAMR model unleashed on Shakespeare text

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Guest post by Clint Bullock. Clint is an English teacher at Gilroy Santa Maria College in Townsville, Queensland. We hear a lot about the SAMR model, which analyses how you actually use technology. At Gilroy Santa Maria College near Townsville, we’ve started using Office Mix, to turn PowerPoint presentations into highly interactive learning tools. Without…