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

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Minecraft

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…


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.  Dr. Urban has won two RMIT Learning and Teaching Awards for Excellence for her championing of pen-enabled…

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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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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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Nominate yourself today: 2017-18 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert recruitment open now until July 15

We are thrilled to announce that the 2017-2018 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) recruitment period is now open!  We are currently seeking educators from around the world to join our next class of MIEEs. The self-nomination period opens April 15 and closes July 15. All self-nominations must be received during this period. How to nominate…

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