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…

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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…

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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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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,…


Future-proofing and expanding students horizons at Toowoomba Christian College

We all have that one special teacher who we recall had a big impact on us, someone who helped shape our future through their dedication, encouragement and most of all, confidence in us when we were faltering. One such mentor is Alison James, Specialist Computer Studies Teacher from Toowoomba Christian College in Queensland.  Founded in…

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Find out What’s New in Microsoft EDU for May

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What’s new in Microsoft Education for May? We know educators and school leaders are always looking for the latest product updates to keep productivity, teaching, and learning maximised for their students. With that feedback in mind, we recently launched a Facebook Live video series with Teacher Ambassador Megan Townes, to recap key product and feature…

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