Never underestimate the difference children can make

“We should never underestimate children – they care, they want to be heard and they can make a difference.”- Travis Goulter, Head of Junior School, Ormiston College. Early in MIEE Travis Goulter’s teaching career, he learned how important it is to include his students in real-world problem-solving. “I taught at a school located in an inner-city…

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Eltham High rethinks teaching and learning with Surface Pro and cloud – 21st Century skills

Technology has taken learning from slate to paper to screen; from pencil to pen to stylus. Consequently, each generation of students should emerge with the skills and smarts to participate fully in the workforce of the day. Victoria’s Eltham High School is keenly aware of the need to equip today’s students with 21st century skills,…


Education in Australia: transforming for the 2020 economy

Digital transformation is revolutionising Australian education. With students’ learning journeys top of mind, progressive educators and institutions are exploring new ways to prepare today’s students for the challenges of tomorrow. Together with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services (HBR-AS), we set out to explore how Australian schools and higher education institutions are approaching digital transformation. Our…

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Sharing Feedback Using OneNote

This is a guest post from our MIE Expert Andrew Webster. Andrew is a Secondary School teacher and e-Learning Facilitator based in Brisbane, Australia. View his website here. We know from evidence that feedback has a major impact on learning. The use of OneNote, a class Notebook and digital inking means teachers have a range of…


Supporting Australia’s new digital technologies curriculum with Unity Courseware

The world we live in today is digital first. Ubiquitous digital systems such as mobile and desktop devices and networks are transforming industries – from work, to education, to recreational activities. Digital systems are supporting new ways of collaborating and communicating, and these technologies are an essential problem-solving toolset in our knowledge-based society. This means…


How Schools can better prepare students for the uncertain future

Microsoft in Education recently held School Leadership breakfasts in 5 capital cities, hosted by US expert and Ph.D. Dr. Gary Stager. The theme for this event series was ‘How Schools can better prepare students for the uncertain future’. Gary has spent the past 35 years helping schools around the world embrace technology as an intellectual…

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Creating pathways to success through the Microsoft Imagine Academy

Guest blog post by Paw Kappel, Head of Department ICT P-12 at Bentley Park College Bentley Park College is a P–12 State College in the southern corridor of Cairns, Queensland. The College’s socio-economic index is in the bottom quartile. In the past, the College did not have many high achieving students, few pursued a university education…

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Improving university chemistry students engagement with OneNote, Cloud and digital inking.

Dr Sylvia Urban, senior lecturer at Melbourne’s RMIT University School of Science has undertaken research to quantify the effect of technology on learning outcomes in a recent study titled Pen-Enabled, Real-Time Student Engagement for Teaching in STEM Subjects. The research explored the benefits of creating collaborative, interactive lectures using cloud-based technology (Microsoft OneDrive and OneNote)…

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A wrap up from EduTECH 2017 – Sydney

Empowering the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. Thank you for attending EduTECH 2017! At Microsoft it is our mission to empower the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. We aim to enable the right environment for better learning with an affordable and accessible learning platform, using modern tools…

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