MIE Spotlight: Bringing Ancient History studies into the digital era

In this MIE Spotlight, we hear from Michael Cocks, Senior Ancient History Teacher at Toowoomba Grammar School I am in my seventh year of teacher after a career in advertising. As a specialist in my teaching area, I love passing on my passion for History to my students. I find the subject area to be…

0

MIE Expert Spotlight: Matt Heinrich from Radford College on driving digital innovation.

In this MIE Spotlight, we hear from Matt Heinrich, Director of Digital Learning and Innovation, Radford College, Canberra. Teaching has always been a desirable profession, originating from fond experiences during my own education. In 2011, I began teaching in the primary years, drawn to the opportunity to engage with students across multiple subjects whilst building…

0

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…

0

STEM learning brought to life

The idea of flipped learning has been around for almost 10 years, however the skills and technology challenges were always too great to make it a practical proposition for most schools. But this is no longer the case! Today, teachers all around the world are using tools like Office Mix to deliver flipped learning as…


Redefining Learning as we know it with Microsoft Showcase Schools & MIE-Experts

By Travis Smith, Teacher Engagement Manager, Microsoft Australia The world in which students use technology to learn today is vastly different from the world that existed when technology was first introduced to the classroom. Technological developments have created a thriving community of passionate educators and leaders – who all are looking for new ways to…

1

Announcing Minecraft: Education Edition

Arriving this winter, Minecraft: Education Edition aims to reach educators around the world with a richer set of features and thriving community At its core, Minecraft is an open world that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving. It’s enjoyed by a worldwide community of over 100 million players who constantly inspire us with their creations….


Next Level Learning Roadshow – Content, resources and thanks!

The Next Level Roadshow has drawn to a close with the final instalment this year finishing in Adelaide on Thursday November 19th. Over the past three weeks, the Next Level Learning Roadshow has visited the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Parramatta & Adelaide working with teachers, IT Directors, principals, eLearning coordinators across all sectors in…


10 Top Education Apps for 2015

Guest post by Matthew Jorgensen  First of all, forgive me for the terrible pun.  I am a bit app-rehensive about such an obvious joke, and wasn’t sure if everyone would app-reciate it.  But the fact is that the Windows Store is bursting at the seams with juicy educational apps ripe for the picking.  Now, because…

1

Secrets of the Speech Night Powerpoint Display

Guest post by Matthew Jorgensen Speech night. Celebration evening. Final assembly. Whatever your school calls your night of nights, there is usually a lovely period of time as everyone files in, where the year is laid out in a PowerPoint of smiling children and teachers dressed up as book characters. Hundreds of PowerPoint slides flash…

0

NSW Primary school uses Onenote, Mix and Sway to spur collaborative learning!

Guest post by Craig Warner, Relieving Principal, Barnier Public School, NSW Since mid-2014, Barnier Public School has achieved great outcomes with cloud-based collaborative learning pedagogies. Just a few years ago, our NAPLAN scores were up to 30 points behind the State average. With new forms of teacher–teacher, teacher–student, and student–student collaboration – and a mix…

3