Eltham High rethinks teaching and learning with Surface Pro and cloud – 21st Century skills

Technology has taken learning from slate to paper to screen; from pencil to pen to stylus. Consequently, each generation of students should emerge with the skills and smarts to participate fully in the workforce of the day. Victoria’s Eltham High School is keenly aware of the need to equip today’s students with 21st century skills,…


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…

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Surface Book pivots sage on stage model and transforms learning experience

Digital technology in higher education is allowing the sage on stage to pivot; transforming the model used in lecture halls since mediaeval times. Today’s students demand a more flexible blended learning environment, with the option of mixing face-to-face and online lectures and tutorials. Dr David Kellermann, lecturer in mechanical engineering at UNSW, is an education…

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Utilising the power of OneNote and Surface to develop visual thinking skills

Guest post by Steve Brophy, Director of ICT & eLearning at Ivanhoe Grammar School. In 2010, Sir Ken Robinson gave a speech titled “Changing Paradigms” at a Renaissance Society of America public event. As usual, Sir Ken was at his poetic best and his call for a redefinition of our current school model echoed throughout…

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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…


Teacher’s classroom reshaped by untethered WiDi technology

What happens when you untether teachers from the front of the classroom? In 2015, Head of eLearning & Research at St. Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Queensland, Peter Cottle, finally got to find out when teachers started to combine WiDi (wireless) projectors with stylus tablets. “I’ve spent many years researching the learning space and last year…

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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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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…

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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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The Power of Digital Pen & Surface in Schools – Inking Your Thinking Case Study

Tablet PCs and the use of digital pen enabled devices in schools is nothing new however, with more and more research about the impact of the “power of the pen” on learning, teachers, student and school leaders are increasingly looking to how student devices can improve learning outcomes. In 2014 Microsoft Australia in partnership with…

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