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…


Next level Learning Perth: The Best of Microsoft in the Classroom

  Microsoft’s Next Level Learning series of education events culminated in Perth on Tuesday 22nd March.  Hosted by The Hale School, NLL Perth showcased the very best Microsoft in Education tools and strategies to promote innovative anywhere, anytime learning. After a thought-provoking keynote presentation from Aidan McCarthy, Director of Worldwide Teaching and Learning Team, teachers…

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Flipping the Classroom with Office Mix – Part 2

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Office365, education, microsoft, teaching tools

In Part 1 of Flipping the Classroom with Office Mix, we explained how Office Mix allows teachers of all abilities deliver interactive learning artefacts that students can watch away from the classroom, so that the contact time is spent supporting students in the application of knowledge or creation process. Flipping the classroom or flipped learning, using…


Flipping the Classroom with Office Mix; Part 1

The concept of flipped learning and “flipping the classroom” is nothing new, however developing engaging, dynamic content simply has never been easier. One tool that has enabled the simple creation of rich flipped learning content is Office Mix. We’ve covered Office Mix many times before on this blog but over the next three posts, we…


Next Level Learning – Reflections from Queensland

A guest post from Matthew Jorgensen, Coomera Anglican College Throughout November 2015, Microsoft provided a series of workshops for teachers and IT staff in Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast, Melbourne & Adelaide called the Next Level Learning Roadshow. I was asked to deliver some workshops on my favourite Microsoft tools and shine a spotlight on STEM…


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…


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…

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The future of teaching and learning will be driven by innovation

Guest post by Michael Valentine, Head of Online Learning at Hale School Leadership in education these days requires having confidence and self-belief. The future of teaching and learning is unpredictable and there are no paths to follow because they seem to be being constructed as we journey into this uncharted technological era. Educational leadership in…

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MIXing it Up – Using Microsoft Office Mix to Improve Learning

Repost from Microsoft in Education UK Schools Blog Office Mix is a new additional function to give super powers for PowerPoint. Quite often educators refer to a blank presentation as a ‘blank canvas’ and to some extent that has been true if you think of this in terms of words and pictures. PowerPoint Presentations are…

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32 Engaging Ways to use Microsoft in your classroom

Looking for new ways to do new things in your classroom in 2015? Want to use some new tools to engage students, parents and peers in teaching and learning? Here’s 32 ideas just for you.   We have categorised these 32 strategies into the 8 key focus areas of: Teacher productivity Lesson presentation, creation and…

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