Tech Schools reveal how fresh thinking and new technologies transform learning and boost student opportunity

The world that awaits today’s generation of school children will be quite different to the one we know now; it will be mobile, technology enriched, increasingly automated, AI-infused and very, very fast. It means that the skills and capabilities that young people will need to succeed when they leave school are also changing. Earlier this…


Hale School showcases benefits of fusing heritage with innovation

Hale School may be the oldest boys’ school in Western Australia, but it has a thoroughly modern outlook. Hale is a Microsoft Showcase School and a Surface School. It runs a one-to-one Surface program and has embraced digital pens both for the learning flexibility they promise and the opportunity to encourage handwriting and support traditional…


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…


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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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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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…


Make the Most of Microsoft Teams!

Microsoft Teams for Education Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place. Educators can create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff – all from a single experience in Office 365 for Education. The following videos break down how to get started…


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…


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…


Making a difference – NSW Education and Office 365 changing school culture.

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Making a difference – how NSW Education is changing school culture. Drop in on any classroom in NSW and you’ll find that one in five students have a learning difficulty (ABS 2016). Some struggle to read small print on a white background, others need text to be read out loud. And for some, the physical…

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