Student discussion, collaboration and presentation supported by effective integration of O365

The State Member for Springwood and Queensland’s Housing Minister, Mr Mick de Brenni, hosted a Student Housing Forum at the John Paul College, Daisy Hill campus on the 16 June.  50 Students were asked to provide feedback to be shared as part the Future of Housing Summit. The Wesley space was the perfect forum for…


Office Lens – A scanner and image corrector for your phone

Guest post by Matthew O’Brien, secondary school educator at Brisbane Boys’ College I think I may have been living under a rock, but at the E2 conference in Seattle in May I saw the Office Lens app demonstrated by one of the presenters. Simply, this is an app for iOS, Windows 8, or Android phones that…

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Sway – The star of your 2015 Classroom

Bored of using the same old presentations? Want a new way to share information with students? Why not take a presentation overhaul by diving into Office Sway-  It’s free, doesn’t require installation and works on all browsers and devices. What is Sway ? Sway is a fresh new way to show content. I think of…

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Turn on new learning initiatives with PowerPoint

Guest Post by Toby Trewin, Microsoft Expert Educator Whilst PowerPoint is often typecast as a just a presentation tool, there are a number of effective uses of this application to create innovative initiatives with your students in the classroom. With a short learning curve to use the program or often previous experience and skills in…

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New apps that will rock the Windows Classroom

Time to find some new apps to explore? Looking for some apps for the term ahead? Lately we are seeing more and more high quality education apps released in the Windows 8 platform. Read on and find out more about 3 great apps that are waiting for you. 1. Explain Everything TM This hugely popular…

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Power up your PowerPoints with Office Mix

Want to create videos of your presentation or desktop? Want to get instant snapshots of student understanding as you present content? How about implementing Flipped Classroom pedagogy but struggling to find simple tools to help you? Office Mix is just what you need. “Office Mix was designed to enable teachers (or anyone who presents) to…

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Nearpod Puts Your Class On The Same Page

Nearpod on Windows 8 from Nearpod on Vimeo. Sharing content across multiple devices, especially in a classroom, can sometimes be tricky and take more time than necessary. But now – there is help! With the new Windows 8 Nearpod App there is now a simple and effective way to bring all this together in one…

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