Microsoft Surface Vs Apple iPad in high school classrooms

In my role as a high school teacher, I have three devices from which to work: a laptop, an Apple iPad Air 2 and a Microsoft Surface Pro. Whilst the first two are supplied by my school, the Surface is something I have personally purchased. Yet people wonder why I only ever use the Surface…


Are outdated computers reverting students to a prehistoric era?

3 reasons why there’s an increased need to get rid of keyboards and move to pen-based computers for today’s students. If today’s educators continue to encourage the use of keyboards instead of digital ink and paper, they run the risk of being a ‘pager’ teacher in a smart phone world, holding on to a past…


John Paul College – Equipping technology confidence for the future

John Paul College in Queensland prides itself on delivering enhanced learning experiences for students and equipping them for the future. The college has junior to senior levels of education, including Prep to year 12 levels with more than 2000 devices connected to the college network. Currently the college uses these Microsoft products: Windows 10 Education…


Introducing Surface Pro 4 and what is means for Education!

Guest Post by Jason Trump, Microsoft Education Devices Specialist Australia and NZ Device does matter! That’s what the research tells us, and it’s what drives us to continue to innovate in the design and use of technology across education. And it’s also why Microsoft continues to drive innovation in Windows hardware with the Surface family…

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Next Level Learning – NSW Education Roadshow

Quality, free, relevant and hands-on education technology workshops do not happen often. This May and June Microsoft will be offering a hands-on workshops across NSW with the latest technology including Windows 8.1, apps, Office 365 and devices, including the latest Surface 3. Want to make the most of your students’ love of mobile technology? How…

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Back to School and BYOD – What do students really need from their devices?

Is your school starting a BYOD Program this year? Wondering what information to give parents to ensure they purchase the right device? Below and at the Microsoft and Intel Parent Guide to School Devices website, there’s a simple list of 11 items that we think should be included in all school devices. Necessary 10” Minimum…

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Teachers first, then Technology

How often do we hear of schools rushing out to but the latest shiny gadget for their students without considering the teacher who will be leading learning through them? This week at the Microsoft APAC Analyst Summit in Singapore, Anthony Salcito – Vice President of Education for Microsoft Corporation, shared with us the importance of not just…

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