How can you focus on 21st Century Skills in your school?

It’s nearing the end of 2013, yet we still hear lots of talk and little support for the development of 21st Century Skills in schools. How does your school focus on the development of these essential skills in students? How are you ensuring these Australian Curriculum embedded competencies are given an opportunity to flourish?  If you are still working on your focus, Microsoft…

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The Crown Prince and Princess, The Challenge, and The App

It was exciting to see the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark spending time with students from Five Dock Public School on Friday. What was more exciting was to see students discovering new Premier’s Reading Challenge App on their Surface tablets with the Princess by their side. The Premier’s Reading Challenge, in its essence, “aims to encourage…

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Windows 8 Apps to enhance student study skills

On our Microsoft Australia Teachers Blog Pinterest Boards we are taking time to categorise the top Windows 8 apps to showcase educational uses that will help you in the classroom. Today we want to share with you a list of apps that enhance digital study skills. As we all know, it’s coming up to exam…

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What do 21st Century Skills look like in Practice?

Guest Post – Stacey Quince – Principal, Campbelltown Performing Arts High School. (Campbelltown Performing Arts High School is a Microsoft Partners in Learning Worldwide Mentor School.) I recently undertook Instructional Rounds for the first time and one of the key elements Richard Elmore highlighted during the training that was that “in order to learn how…

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What are your BYOD Challenges?

We hear much about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) as an option for technology integration into schools. It is a growing area of discussion in many schools and communities across Australia. With BYOD comes many challenges and decisions. This post will give you some resources to help you begin understanding…

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Looking for Windows 8 Education Apps?

Through this blog we want to give you an insight into the best Windows 8 apps available for educators. The number of Windows 8 apps is growing daily. There really is an explosion of apps appearing on the market. We feel that it is important to share with you what we consider to be the…

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All your Microsoft Education tips, tricks and stories in one place

 Welcome to the new Microsoft Australia Teacher Blog!  The first post of a blog is always the hardest, so excuse us while we get into our writing groove. Today we thought we would kick off by sharing with you some reasons why you should subscribe to this blog so that you can get the latest updates sent to your…

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