Junior Years – Building Skills and Habits for Success

Guest Post by Matthew Jorgensen, Microsoft Teacher Ambassador Queensland Technology is often hard to implement in Primary Years. The touch screen, drag and drop device wave has catered for technology integration in our young students, but they need to be able to use a more productive ecosystem of hardware, operating systems and apps as their…

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Educators, increase collaboration and professional development with new Office 365 Education updates

As part of Microsoft’s Education announcement in April, we announced new experiences and updates to Office 365 Education that will make it easier for teachers to manage their classroom and collaborate with peers, and for them or their IT administrators to set it all up. As part of this announcement, we mentioned there’d be even…

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Minecraft Education Edition Announces Early Access

  Today, we are excited to announce the release of Minecraft: Education Edition early access for educators around the world.  The early access version of Minecraft: Education Edition gives educators a chance to install and try an early version of the product for free. Minecraft: Education Edition is built based on feedback from the educator…

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Helping create and inspire Victoria’s next generation of innovators

At Microsoft, our mission for education is to empower students to achieve more. To do this, we partner with organisations around the country and the world, to create immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire enduring learning, develop essential life skills and ignite student’s passion to change the world we live in. Today, I am thrilled…

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Redefining Learning as we know it with Microsoft Showcase Schools & MIE-Experts

By Travis Smith, Teacher Engagement Manager, Microsoft Australia The world in which students use technology to learn today is vastly different from the world that existed when technology was first introduced to the classroom. Technological developments have created a thriving community of passionate educators and leaders – who all are looking for new ways to…

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Minecraft, Windows and Office teacher-inspired updates

Travis Smith, Teacher Engagement Manager, Microsoft Australia As part of Microsoft’s commitment to empowering students to achieve more, we are proud to announce three pieces of news to help teachers drive better learning outcomes in the classroom. Firstly, there are a huge range of education-specific features coming in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, features specifically…

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Teacher’s classroom reshaped by untethered WiDi technology

What happens when you untether teachers from the front of the classroom? In 2015, Head of eLearning & Research at St. Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Queensland, Peter Cottle, finally got to find out when teachers started to combine WiDi (wireless) projectors with stylus tablets. “I’ve spent many years researching the learning space and last year…

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Next level Learning Perth: The Best of Microsoft in the Classroom

  Microsoft’s Next Level Learning series of education events culminated in Perth on Tuesday 22nd March.  Hosted by The Hale School, NLL Perth showcased the very best Microsoft in Education tools and strategies to promote innovative anywhere, anytime learning. After a thought-provoking keynote presentation from Aidan McCarthy, Director of Worldwide Teaching and Learning Team, teachers…

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Next Level Learning Professional Development Workshop – Perth March 22 2016

Attend for a single day. Leave with dozens of ideas Building on the Next Level Learning Roadshow in late 2015, next stop is Perth for this dual track professional development workshop. Get started at our free one-day professional learning workshop, where you’ll hear from other schools and education experts about how you can transform learning…