Office Apps for Education–Academic Wordsmith plagiarism checker for Word

In the past I’ve written about the way that developers can now write apps for Office – which means that specialist capabilities can be added to Office to support particular uses. There are now hundreds of apps in the Office Store, which are add-ins for the Office suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc –…


Markbook for Windows 8–a replacement for Mindtrail?

I’ve written before about Lucas Moffitt, and his Teacher Collection apps for Windows 8. As a reminder, Lucas has developed 9 different apps to help teachers with typical classroom tasks, like marking, lesson observation, creating curriculum resources and lessons etc. His latest app is Markbook for Windows 8, which teachers can use to create, evaluate…


The LifeHacker Education App Winner - Sort It for Windows 8

Last month Lifehacker announced the winner of the first round of their Developer Challenge, to develop Windows 8 apps. Round 1 was for education apps, and the winning developer was Lucas Moffitt, from NSW, for his free Windows 8 app, Sort It. Sort It app for students and teachers for Windows 8 Sort it allows…


A simple Windows 8 education apps demo

Today we had our Microsoft Education Partner Summit in Sydney, and one of the things that I talked about was the great range of Australian Windows 8 education apps that have been created already, and are still appearing on the Windows 8 app store. One of the things I demonstrated was a very simple journey…


Update 9–Windows 8 education apps from Australia

I’ve written before about Lucas Moffitt, an independent developer who’s writing Windows 8 apps to help teachers.  He’s turning them out pretty quickly – Australian Teacher Professional Standards Evaluator, Class Seater and Lesson Coder – and he’s just had his most ambitious project published in the Windows Store.   Essay Marker Link Essay Marker is…


Update 8-Windows 8 Education Apps from Australian developers

Last week I wrote about Lucas Moffitt, an Australian developer of Windows 8 education apps. Well, his latest two apps have been released into the Windows Store ‘Education’ category, and they are both apps for teachers to use. They are designed around the idea of creating very simple apps that help teachers do an administration…


Developing Windows 8 education apps–How Lucas Moffitt does it

In December, I came across Lesson Coder, a Windows 8 educational app to help teachers record their own lesson observations, and check them against the NSW Quality Teaching Framework. It’s a professional development tool for both experienced and trainee teachers, and it made a lot of sense to use on a touch-enabled Windows 8 device….


Update 7–Windows 8 Education Apps from Australian developers

As promised yesterday, here’s some another Windows 8 Education app developed in Australia.   Lesson Coder Link Lesson Coder, is from Lucas Moffitt, who’s a developer in Newcastle (the Australian version, not the English one). It’s an app designed to allow teachers (or other lesson observers) to reflect up classroom practice, and then analyse those reflections…