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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Designing computer games with Kodu!

Designing computer games with Kodu!  This is a guest blog from Mr James Jenkins, Director of Digital Pedagogy at Canterbury College, who has been using Kodu Game Lab with his students to create games on the Microsoft platform. “Early last term the STEM team at Canterbury College Junior school decided to run a STEM day…


Reimagining Chemistry with Minecraft: Education Edition

Aussie Science Teachers – it’s your time to shine in Minecraft: Education Edition! With the recent introduction of the Chemistry Update for Minecraft: Education Edition, there has been no better time to expose your Chemistry students to a new dimension of learning. Discover the building blocks of matter, combine elements into useful compounds and Minecraft…

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This maths teacher’s mistakes help high-achieving students to learn

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 Jarrad Strain, Maths Teacher at Perth Modern School, to hear about how digital technology has helped extend his gifted and…

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Has this educator discovered the secret to getting girls excited about STEM?

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. In this MIE Expert profile, we talk to Tobias Hogg of Kardinia International College about encouraging female students to pursue their interests in STEM…

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Coding with Cumberland High School!

Coding with Cumberland High School! This is a guest blog from Martin Andrews from Cumberland High School who has been using Microbits with his students to code on the Microsoft platform. Microsoft’s Academic Programmes Manager, Dan Bowen visited the school on Tuesday and inspired me to try some coding with my students. The Year 11…


This teacher’s getting her students to design their own games. Here’s how.

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. In the first of our MIE Expert profiles, we talk to Laura Bain of Springfield Anglican College about how she’s turned ICT into a…

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Minecraft Education Edition takes the Australian Curriculum into a whole new world.

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For good reason Minecraft Education Edition is exploding in popularity and landing in classrooms all over the world. Not just a game, Minecraft Education Edition is a platform that allows students to freely explore, imagine and create through virtual environments and collaborative worlds. It’s no surprise that Australian educators are rapidly uncovering the pedagogical potential…

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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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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…