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

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…

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

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…

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Keeping focused with Admin Templates in OneNote

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

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…

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SAMR model unleashed on Shakespeare text

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…