Ways for schools and universities to manage inappropriate web content

For six years, the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit has been working on PhotoDNA technology – a way of detecting illegal online child sexual abuse photos. It is used by a wide range of social media and photo sharing companies, like Facebook, Twitter and Flipboard, to scan user-generated images as they are uploaded onto their web…

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Uses for Office 365 Video in education

A few months ago we announced the Office 365 Video service, which is an internal video publishing service on Office 365, and we recently confirmed that it is now rolling out to all of our Office 365 Enterprise customers (that automatically includes Office 365 Education services, with plan E1 and E3). What the service allows…

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Sway for publishing curriculum resources–helpful updates for teachers in April

When the Office team launched Sway, the newest member of the Microsoft Office family, I wrote about how helpful it would be for teachers and students. The simplest way I can describe Sway is that it lets you publish visually attractive materials, including multimedia elements, that will look good on a PC browser or a…

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How to write a NSW School plan using the 5P strategic planning template

Here’s a question: If you’ve got a deadline just around the corner for creating a strategic school plan, what’s the best way to do it in a way that is still collaborative and inclusive – and hits the deadline? It’s a conversation we had with the Goal Huddle team about school planning templates for NSW…

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Free – Teacher Dashboard for Office 365 Education

Teacher Dashboard is an app for Office 365 Education that lets you easily share files and assignments with your students, and then allows you to grade them and provide feedback. It’s a web-based classroom manager tool for Office 365 that customises your school’s system to support the teaching and learning process, and gives your teachers…

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Safeguarding student privacy

Over on the Microsoft Australia blog, Pip Marlow, Microsoft Australia’s Managing Director, has written about our commitments to privacy of student data online: Technology has the unique power to influence and transform how we teach and learn. While the use of cloud services opens up countless opportunities for students, it also opens up a range…

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