Future-proofing and expanding students horizons at Toowoomba Christian College

We all have that one special teacher who we recall had a big impact on us, someone who helped shape our future through their dedication, encouragement and most of all, confidence in us when we were faltering. One such mentor is Alison James, Specialist Computer Studies Teacher from Toowoomba Christian College in Queensland.  Founded in…

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Find out What’s New in Microsoft EDU for May

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What’s new in Microsoft Education for May? We know educators and school leaders are always looking for the latest product updates to keep productivity, teaching, and learning maximised for their students. With that feedback in mind, we recently launched a Facebook Live video series with Teacher Ambassador Megan Townes, to recap key product and feature…

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Are outdated computers reverting students to a prehistoric era?

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Guest Post by Peter West, Director of eLearning, Saint Stephen’s College. Originally published at eSchool News. 3 reasons why there’s an increased need to get rid of keyboards and move to pen-based computers for today’s students. If today’s educators continue to encourage the use of keyboards instead of digital ink and paper, they run the…

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EduTECH 2017 is just around the corner!

EduTECH International Congress and Expo 2017 is now just around the corner! There’s going to be so much happening at the biggest education event in Asia Pacific and the Southern Hemisphere. FutureSchools Expo was an inspiring event and we expect EduTECH to be even bigger and better!   Everything you need to know to plan…

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Creating inclusive classrooms with the help of OneNote

Originally posted on the Microsoft Education blog on 17th May by Jameson Lee, Assistive Technology Coordinator of Special Education. At the start of the school year, our special education team established the goal to deepen the purposeful use of technology to support struggling students, especially for those with special education needs and disabilities. This goal…

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MIE Spotlight: Bringing Ancient History studies into the digital era

In this MIE Spotlight, we hear from Michael Cocks, Senior Ancient History Teacher at Toowoomba Grammar School I am in my seventh year of teacher after a career in advertising. As a specialist in my teaching area, I love passing on my passion for History to my students. I find the subject area to be…

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Getting serious about STEM?

Microsoft helps educators and students to explore, invent, prototype and solve authentic STEM problems using real-world technology. As a technology company, Microsoft is passionate about STEM education. We’re enthusiastic to welcome the next generation of app developers, game designers, Artificial Intelligence experts and coders to the workplace. And we’re excited by what they will imagine,…

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MIE Expert Spotlight: Matt Heinrich from Radford College on driving digital innovation.

In this MIE Spotlight, we hear from Matt Heinrich, Director of Digital Learning and Innovation, Radford College, Canberra. Teaching has always been a desirable profession, originating from fond experiences during my own education. In 2011, I began teaching in the primary years, drawn to the opportunity to engage with students across multiple subjects whilst building…

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Surface Book pivots sage on stage model and transforms learning experience

Digital technology in higher education is allowing the sage on stage to pivot; transforming the model used in lecture halls since mediaeval times. Today’s students demand a more flexible blended learning environment, with the option of mixing face-to-face and online lectures and tutorials. Dr David Kellermann, lecturer in mechanical engineering at UNSW, is an education…

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