The Top Microsoft in the Classroom blog posts of 2014

This blog has been sharing the best of Microsoft in the Classroom since late 2013. We thought you might like a recap of the most popular posts since we began. We dived into the statistics to check out what was read, shared and re-read the most. Below are our top 12 posts. Why not use…


Just pinch me… Or ink me….

Guest Post by Matthew O’Brien – Microsoft Expert Educator A few weeks ago I had an life changing experience whilst presenting using PowerPoint. Its best summed up with the text I posted on the Microsoft Expert Innovators Yammer group:“Amazeballs!!! Did you know the pinch gesture works when presenting in PowerPoint – you can zoom in,…


The Best of Microsoft in the Classroom in 2014

2014 has been a big year for Microsoft in the Classroom. So big that it’s been hard to keep up with all the cool new tools that Microsoft have released, refined and developed. Over the year I have blogged about many of them, but some stand out as personal favourites. Check out my top picks…


A Teacher’s Guide to using Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook Creator

Guest Post by Tamara Sullivan – Microsoft Expert Educator I have been an avid user of Microsoft OneNote in my classroom for years. I first started using the program to design unit outlines and course materials to share with my colleagues. As the technology improved, then came the ability to be able to collaboratively work…


OneNote: replacing a whiteboard and notebook in Geometry Classes

Guest Post by Ben Hilliam, Microsoft Expert Educator Throughout this year I have been using Microsoft OneNote with my students at St Andrew’s College. Sam McNeill has a fair account of how I have been using it here with my year 9 one to one computing class, I have been constantly reflecting on how I can…


The Tipping Point: Why I gave up Google Docs for the Outstanding OneDrive

Guest Post by Matt Jorgensen Cloud-based web 2.0 tools like OneDrive have been an absolutely wonderful innovation for me. As a prolific user of online learning through a learning management system (Moodle if you must know), I enthusiastically embed OneDrive presentations, documents and spreadsheets into coures because it is often easier to open the OneDrive…


Which Microsoft Professional Development course will your school choose?

Looking for some Microsoft focussed professional development from the best ICT Educators in Australia? Need some guidance around ICT integration? Want to inspire your school to use technology in new ways? We have a perfect solution for you. Microsoft Australian Education team and its Microsoft in Education Master Trainers have put together a list of…


Students with Specific Needs – How OneNote can make the job easier

Guest Post by Ineke McGuire, Microsoft Expert Educator Students with specific needs in class are a way of life. OneNote can make the job easier to accommodate teaching and learning needs for students with specific needs and it can act as a portfolio at the end of the year to document your adjustments and accomodations….


OneNote and Skype as collaborative tools in the classroom

Guest Post by Andrew Napier, Microsoft Expert Educator When designing learning activities using ICT in my classroom, I aim to achieve 4 phases that the students go through. These phases are Investigation, Collaboration, Creation and Evaluation. Having woken up to the value of OneNote in my teaching I am very keen to employ it as…


An Hour of Code in 2014 – Ideas for your classroom

Hour of Code | Learn the Basics of Computer Science Want to join in on all the Hour of Code fun? Simply follow the Hour of Code guide, and pick an activity from some of the ideas below. Enjoy! Hour of Code is taking place right across the globe this year from 8-14 December. This…