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…

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Top Apps for Windows 8 in Education

The Microsoft Education Australia Team have been busy preparing new guides and resources to support schools. Windows 8 Apps Guide Wondering which Windows 8 apps hit the education ‘sweet spot’? Don’t know where to begin your search? The Microsoft Australia Education Team just released a ‘top list’ just for educators like you. We shared so…

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Mosaic: Your classroom in the cloud, today!

  Office 365 Sites are a fantastic way to encourage collaboration and to work more efficiently and creatively in your classroom. If you’re an Office 365 user, you’re probably looking for a quick workflow to make your site into a space students want to visit. Mosaic is just for you. Mosaic Live Tiles is a…

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – An educator’s point of view

For the last few years I have been focussing on Professional Learning to support ICT integration and 21st Century Skill development in schools across Australia. I currently work as a Microsoft Master Trainer and Peer Coach Master Trainer for my own independent company, Design Learn Empower. Previously I was a 7-12 Language Teacher and Head…

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Mineclass – How to set up an Interschool Minecraft project

Guest Post by Matt Richards – Microsoft Expert Educator Minecraft is an engaging platform for creativity, computational thinking, collaboration and learning. Crafting learning opportunities in Minecraft between schools is a wonderful opportunity to develop student collaboration and ICT for learning skills. Mineclass, started by a bunch of Australian Microsoft Expert Educators, was conceived to make…

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Australia & New Zealand Expert Educators gather in Sydney this weekend

 What happens when you bring some of Australia’s most innovative educators together?  Well, the Microsoft education team in Australia & New Zealand is looking forward to finding out when the Innovative Educators Expert Program Australia/New Zealand kicks off with a two day forum this weekend. The Innovative Educator Expert Program is a global Microsoft initiative…

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Workflows for the Tablet Classroom: Creating a Radio Play, Tutorial or Audio Description

Ever wondered how to complete a task using a number of apps? How to move work around a tablet? How students can bring together a number of pieces to make a multimodal piece of work? This is a major learning curve for many of us who are used to desktop and laptop environments. This is our second instalment in this series. Last week we…

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Minecraft Education Edition Announces Early Access

  Today, we are excited to announce the release of Minecraft: Education Edition early access for educators around the world.  The early access version of Minecraft: Education Edition gives educators a chance to install and try an early version of the product for free. Minecraft: Education Edition is built based on feedback from the educator…


3 ways to develop student creativity with digital storytelling

There are so many apps available now for digital story creation. Where do you start? In this post we will share with you three techniques you can use to create stories that develop student creativity, story telling abilities and ICT skills. Option 1 – Create a story using Project Storytime This is the simplest of…

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Teacher’s classroom reshaped by untethered WiDi technology

What happens when you untether teachers from the front of the classroom? In 2015, Head of eLearning & Research at St. Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Queensland, Peter Cottle, finally got to find out when teachers started to combine WiDi (wireless) projectors with stylus tablets. “I’ve spent many years researching the learning space and last year…

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