Teaching Girls A.I. On 125th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage In New Zealand

For a small country at the bottom of the world, New Zealand has been a world leader and a world beater in many different areas. This week, we are celebrating the 125th anniversary of 19th September 1893 when the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.  As a…

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10 Ways To Enroll Windows 10 Into Intune

Sometimes, a picture tells a thousand words. In this case, the above graphic illustrates ten different ways to enroll a Windows 10 device into Intune, Microsoft’s Cloud MDM and it’s probably reasonably safe to assume there could be 100 words to describe each of the ten methods, so 1000 words seems about right for the…

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New Zealand Schools Receive Digital Boost From New Agreement

The renewed Ministry of Education Schools Agreement with Microsoft supports digital learning in Kiwi schools New Zealand, 13 August, 2018 – The Ministry of Education has renewed its software technology agreement with Microsoft providing state and state-integrated schools in New Zealand free access to Microsoft’s standard suite of learning and collaboration tools. The latest agreement, which…

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iOS Support Lands In Intune For Education

Intune for Education is a school focused MDM (Mobile Device Management) tool that makes the set up, deployment and management of Windows 10 devices incredibly easy for schools and their IT partners. I’ve probably completed a few hundred demos of it we featured it in our Trial in a Box programme in May and June…

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Teaching Maths With Microsoft HoloLens

I’ve blogged previously about Subash Chandar K exploring the possibilities of Microsoft HoloLens with his maths students and now there is a great video above capturing the enthusiasm of his students. After the experience, one of Subash’s students commented: “We are a generation that learns through examples and visualisation, not explanation and reading, and HoloLens is supportive…

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Why Did The Titanic Sink? Explaining With OneNote & Digital Ink

I do a lot of demonstrations to schools and educational IT partners and one thing I commonly get asked is “can you explain why Digital Inking is so valuable?” Consequently, I decided to create the above video showing how visual ideation looks when using Microsoft OneNote and Digital Inking on my Surface Book and compared…

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How To: Quickly Edit Videos On Windows 10

Teachers often want a quick and simple way to capture, edit and share video moments from their classrooms and the Photos App on Windows 10 allows them to do this very easily. The above 9 minute video shows how to: Import existing video clips Trim video clips in length and arrange the sequence of video…

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You’re Not In 2006 Anymore, Toto: The Future Of Education

Content only gets you so far, but learning skills gets your further. We’ve traditionally viewed school as a place to learn content, however where I see it heading is a place to truly develop skills that stand the test of time. That’s exactly what Newlands Intermediate is doing with their Minidevs programme and instead of…

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Text Suggestions In Windows 10

Anyone who has used a modern smartphone or tablet will be very familiar with the idea of “text suggestions” to speed up the input of text on a software keyboard. Whilst I personally don’t make regular use of this feature, it’s comforting to know it’s there if I should need it.   Of course, those…

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All Teachers Are Welcome: Immersion Session 14th July

In July, the NZ MIE Experts will hold their inaugural hui. This event will bring experts from across New Zealand, and speakers from across the world to Microsoft House in Auckland for a weekend of professional learning, collaboration and networking. We’re opening the doors to all TEACHERS on Saturday 14 July from 1.15 through to…

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