Taking Tournament of the Minds to a new level of connection

– By Aaron Partridge, ACT Director at Tournament of Minds The Tournament of the Minds is an Australian educational institution that has been promoting the innovative and creative engagement of young Australians for over 25 years.  Students work in teams to solve problems in one of four essential academic disciplines; Social Sciences, Science Technology, Language…


Junior Years – Building Skills and Habits for Success

Guest Post by Matthew Jorgensen, Microsoft Teacher Ambassador Queensland Technology is often hard to implement in Primary Years. The touch screen, drag and drop device wave has catered for technology integration in our young students, but they need to be able to use a more productive ecosystem of hardware, operating systems and apps as their…


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…


OneNote Updates – Embed video, record audio, insert files and more

OneNote continues to evolve and provide teachers, students and schools with the ultimate tool for learning, collaborating, researching and delivering content in classrooms across the world. The OneNote team have just announced a series of updates that further enhance the quality of content you can create in OneNote; Embedding video Adding recording audio to web…


FREE professional learning workshops coming to a city near you!

Get started with Next Level Learning at our free one-day learning workshops for teachers & IT professional, where you’ll hear from other schools and education experts about how you can transform learning using Microsoft and Intel technology. Be inspired by new ways of learning with the latest technologies and leave confident to try something new…

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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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Languages made easy with OneNote

Learning a language can be tricky but teachers at Westbourne Grammar have created interactive lessons using OneNote that students can’t get enough of. Teachers project lessons wirelessly from a Surface device to the big screen using MiraCast whilst students record their own speaking projects straight into OneNote. This collaboration has enabled students to pick up…


School Students Bring Books To Life with OneNote

There’s nothing better than getting lost in a good book. Students at Ormiston College are not only reading their favourite books, they are also narrating them,  creating their own weekly video and audio diaries. Using the OneNote Class Notebook, students are using the recording tools to: provide their take on every chapter, track the moves…


Virtual Lab helps take Year 12 Science to the Next Level

Mixing ammonia is a fascinating but potentially dangerous process. The teachers at Ormiston College in Queensland have created a virtual science lab using Mosaic and Office365 to help Year 12 students run real life chemistry experiments in a safe and collaborative environment. Impressive results have been achieved, but the true success is the real data…