2015 Microsoft NSW Schools Roadshow – Next Level Learning

Each year we’ve worked with other partners to run a regional Microsoft NSW schools roadshow right around the state. And it’s back again…the team road trip, just in time for winter! Basically, we’re running quality, free, relevant and hands-on education technology workshops, which don’t happen often. This May and June, Microsoft will be offering hands-on workshops across…

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A Windows 8 tablet for under $90?

This seems incredible to me! Coles have a 7” Windows 8 touch tablet, with Office 365 Personal, for $89. It’s just one of a few surprises that I have seen this year, as more and more low-cost laptops, tablets and convertibles (tablets with detachable keyboards) have been appearing. But I never expected a tablet under…

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Microsoft Australia Education Partner Summits 2014

In the first week of August we are running half-day partner training events for Microsoft Education partners in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. This year’s education ICT buying season is almost underway, and it promises to be like no buying season in history. There are significant changes in the market including a shift to BYOD,…

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Edmodo app for Windows 8 available now

At the ISTE Conference in the US, the team from Edmodo (“the world’s largest, free K-12 social learning network”) released the Windows 8 Edmodo app for teachers and students. With thousands of teachers in Australian schools using Edmodo, it means that learners in Australia can easily access the Edmodo suite from their Windows 8 start…

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Explain Everything for Windows 8 – now available

I’ve been away for a nice holiday, and now that I’m back I’m staring at a huge backlog of blog posts to write up, as there’s been so much happening and announced whilst I’ve been away. And because many schools, TAFEs and universities are heading back next week, I thought I’d better get started… There…

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Windows 8 education app – 21st Century Learning Design app to support curriculum planning

If you’re designing learning activities, or curriculum planning for 21st Century skills, that require students to demonstrate or develop 21st Century skills, then there’s some help in the form of a new app for Windows 8. 21st Century Learning Design is a tool developed to help teachers in assessing where their current and planned activities…

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