Windows Apps for Education Refresher

The list of Windows apps for education is constantly evolving and growing. As schools head towards the end of year and the thoughts of planning for next year come to the surface, we thought we’d publish a refresher list of some of the awesome Windows apps for education that you can think about integrating into…

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Awesome Apps for Assessment and Marking

Guest Post by Mel Cahill Being on summer holidays and traveling has made me even more aware of my need to work smarter and more efficiently, mainly so I can spend more time traveling and less time thinking about work. Traveling in countries that don’t speak English can make things quite difficult. Two Windows Phone…

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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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SAMR Meets Microsoft

The SAMR Model of technology integration is used by many teachers across the globe to ensure their use of technology leads to better learning outcomes for students. After reading lists of learning activities and apps sorted into this continuum using other platforms, we thought it might be nice to create a list of how Microsoft…

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Windows 8 Apps for Creating a Socially Connected Classroom

Guest Post by Trent Ray Microsoft Expert Educator – Originally posted at Doing ‘IT’ for the kids. You would be hard pressed to find a secondary school student today without a device in their pocket, connect to the world’s knowledge with a handful of apps keeping them socially connected. It might seem strange to preceding…

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My Spelling Words – Spelling lists like never before

Looking for an engaging way for students to learn their spelling? Want students to develop handwriting skills while using a device?  My Spelling Words is the app for you.   The developers of the hugely popular app School Writing AU/NZ have just released their next app called My Spelling Words. This Australian developed app is all about making spelling lists engaging and educational at the same…

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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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Coding and robotic fun with Sphero and Windows 8

  Playing with Coding with your students? Need a cool windows 8 environment to make it all happen? Sphero, solves you problem with it’s new Window 8.1 and Windows 8 phone apps. Sphero is an interactive robot (in the shape of a ball) that brings programming away from the computer and into real life. Once…

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Workflows for the Tablet Classroom: Making a Movie

In our fourth post in this Workflows for the Tablet Classroom series we will look at an activity that has become very popular in schools. Movie Making. Below is a short, sharp workflow to help you and your students to create stunning movies with no mess and no fuss. Workflow 4: Making a movie Skills…

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