My advice for other teachers: “Learn to play, and play 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 sat down with Marianne Grasso, Assistant Principal of Bonnyrigg Public School, to find out how she’s driven digital learning and IT adoption in…


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…


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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Accessibility workshop for teachers now available

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Device Onenote

“As a special education teacher, I am constantly on the hunt for technology and tools that give students with disabilities an environment that is personalised, differentiated and yet as close to their peers’ experience as possible… With Windows 10 and Office 365, I have been able to find and use many of the accommodations that I…

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MIE Expert Simon Harper on creating a learning environment where students use technology to solve real-world problems

Simon Harper MIE:E
Simon Harper MIE:E

We must create a learning environment where students use technology ubiquitously to solve real-world problems that link to communities locally and globally.” – Simon Harper Simon Harper Head Teacher, Technology and Learning Killara High School Sydney, Australia @s_harper3 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is much more than just putting devices in the hands of our students and expecting…

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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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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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