50 Ways to Use Skype in your Classroom

reposted with kind permission from TeachThought Skype, the free, ubiquitous VOIP downloadable, offers some unique opportunities for tech-savvy teachers to get their students learning in exciting new ways. It might prove a buggy affair depending on the version, but all the same the service still makes for a phenomenal classroom tool. Read on to find…

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Windows 8 Apps for building a PLN

More and more educators see the value in building a PLN. A PLN is a Personal Learning Network that can include social media, blog reading, blog writing, social bookmarking or RSS reading. Below are a few ways you can build or keep up with your PLN over the Summer Break. Sure you might want to…

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Win 8 Apps for Relaxing and Inspiring

As we all start to slow down and switch off for the summer holiday, we all start to think about which books we will read, movies and TV to catch up on and music to relax to. Below is a list of some of the best Windows 8 apps for reading, watching and listening. Books…

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Win 8 Apps for multimedia projects

These days we ask students to show their knowledge via a number of mediums. One of these is multimedia. A Windows 8 device will give you the capability to create multimedia work both in apps and in full software installations such as movie maker and other creative software. Searching through the Windows App store can…

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Will your class join an ‘Hour of Code’?

This week many educators across the globe will be leading their students through an ‘Hour of Code‘ . For those who have not stumbled across an ‘Hour of Code’, the aim of the December 9-15 campaign is to introduce learners to computer coding for one hour in order to inspire a greater number of students learning a…

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Windows 8 Apps for the Science Classroom

As part of our series that focuses on the use of Windows 8 apps in classrooms, today we will share with you what we consider to be great apps for the science classroom. General Science Science for Kids – a huge range of experiments to do with young learners. BrainPOP Featured Movie – a daily science animated…

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Expert Educators and Mentor Schools pushing the boundaries of technology in education

This post first appeared on the Microsoft Australia Blog and is reposted with their kind permission Australia has long been a leader in using technology to improve learning opportunities for students.  Globally, Australia is seen as one of the most forward thinking countries in the world when it comes to transforming education. At Microsoft, we…

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