Getting Started with Microsoft in the Classroom

Want to get started with Microsoft in the classroom? We’ve pulled together a list of upcoming training sessions hosted by Microsoft Learning Design Specialists Troy Waller & Megan Townes. In these session you will get to know how you can make the most of Microsoft in your classroom. Getting Started with Office 365 Tuesday 4th…

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Innovation centre fires imaginations and boosts digital skills for Glenwood High School students

MIE Expert Noelene Callaghan share’s her vision and expertise applying technology in education. There was a time when school computer labs often resembled ghost towns – filled with ancient, dusty kit, they were sparsely populated apart from the clutch of tumbleweeds rolling down the aisles. Not on Noelene Callaghan’s watch. Callaghan runs the innovation centre – known…

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Lisa Plenty – OneNote Class Notebook – Differentiating Teacher Professional Learning

This is a guest blog from Lisa Plenty, Director of Digital Learning and Innovation at Radford College, Canberra. Our College started using OneNote Class Notebook around two and a half years ago, and whilst the uptake and enthusiasm was initially slow, teachers began to realise the power OneNote allows for teachers and students to manage…

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Dr Terry Byers: how different digital devices affect pedagogies, student cognition and learning experiences.

A profound understanding of ‘learning’ (the spiral process and the outcomes) highlights those skills that students need to succeed in the classroom of today and navigate a radically transformed tomorrow. Besides a proficiency in traditional subject areas, students will need to develop an understanding of how they learn and collaborate to be better critical thinkers,…

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EduTECHAU 2018 Wrap Up

Every year, the EduTECH Australia conference brings together the best and brightest minds in classroom innovation to compare, share, and learn from one another. Here are some of the highlights and top insights that we at the Microsoft stand got to experience this year: The future of learning: it’s predictive, and it’s personalised For all…

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Tech-savvy Australian school gains speed and flexibility with Windows 10 in S mode

By taking advantage of Windows 10 in S mode, Werrington County Public School gives students and teachers speed and versatility—in and out of the classroom. The move is part of the school’s big push to improve education through technology. Werrington County Public School hosts approximately 450 rambunctious kindergarteners through sixth-graders who live in this fast-growing…

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Join Microsoft and Australasia’s Education Community at EduTECH Australia 2018

June is looking to be pretty exciting as EduTECH Australia 2018 kicks off, bringing together educators, leaders and futurists from across Asia Pacific and Australia to share, discuss and breathe in the latest developments for education and technology. This year’s EduTECH is going to be bigger and better than ever, so if you’re an educator…

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The secret to digital learning from a 40-year teaching veteran

The Microsoft Innovation Educator (MIE) Expert program connects high-potential teachers across Australia – and from around the world – to share their vision and expertise in applying technology to the classroom. We caught up with Margaret Simkin, teacher-librarian and Head of Information Services at Hamilton College, to discover how she became an unlikely champion for…

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Why building the digital classroom starts with good feedback

The Microsoft Innovation Educator (MIE) Expert program connects high-potential teachers across Australia – and from around the world – to share their vision and expertise in applying technology to the classroom. We had a chat with Steve Crapnell, e-Learning Coordinator and Maths Teacher at All Hallows’ School, to hear why his team focused their digital…

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Creativity and Code: Here’s how to join them in your classroom

Can coding be fun? It should be, according to a leading lesson developer for Australian schools. Pip Cleaves, one of the Experts in the Microsoft Innovative Educator program, believes that the best way to get students engaged in STEM is to treat it as a creative platform like that of art, music, or drama. “Many…

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