Your Guide to Everything BYOD

We are very excited to share with you Microsoft’s latest BYOD discussion paper put together by Partners in Learning Australia. This paper is a significant update from the previous version and gives you a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about implementing a BYOD programme in your school.  The ongoing debate regarding the…


Learning set to accelerate in two Auckland schools as Microsoft NZ awards classroom sets of Surface RTs

Two of New Zealand’s most tech-savvy schools, both in Auckland, have been awarded classroom sets of Microsoft Surface RTs in recognition of their leadership in digital learning. Microsoft New Zealand is giving Botany Downs Secondary College and Ferguson Intermediate School in Otara 25 Surface RTs that will become a shared resource and accelerate the schools’…


Apples and Oranges

The following post was originally blogged on The Official Microsoft Blog and is written by Frank Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Communications at Microsoft. We thought it was a fantastic read and are so excited to share it with you. “I’m still over in Abu Dhabi, where the only thing hotter than the weather are…


Register now for Cyclone’s Microsoft Surface for Education Event!

Cyclone is presenting the Surface Education Usage Seminar to give you the opportunity to meet the new Surface range! You’ll get the opportunity to say hello to Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 and hear directly from Microsoft on what’s new. You’ll also get to hear from local education sites that are currently deploying and using them. Learn how Windows 8.1 makes…


Windows 8.1 is here!

You may have heard, Windows 8.1 has been released today! We are very pleased to announce that it is available for free download right here. If you have a PC running Windows 8, there are a huge variety of reasons to upgrade to the new version. This update will introduce you to many useful tools…


21 Steps to 21st Century Learning Workshop registrations now open!

Please join us at the complimentary 21 Steps to 21st century learning workshop in November, 2013. This two-day seminar is designed to help school leaders clarify their vision for 1:1 learning and building an executable framework to bring this to life. Facilitated by world education leader, Bruce Dixon, the workshop is designed to support school Principals and…


Student Advantage delivers Office Pro Plus to over 1million New Zealand students, at no additional cost

Today Microsoft announced the Student Advantage programme, which will help ensure all students at New Zealand schools and higher education institutions have access to the productivity tools used in most New Zealand workplaces, before they enter the workforce.  Beginning 1 December 2013, every school and tertiary provider in New Zealand that licenses Office for staff…


Microsoft ULearn Surface Pro Winner Announced!

We are very pleased to announce that the winner of the Surface Pro Competition at the ULearn Conference last week is Clint Hawke, Deputy Principal of Taita College. Congratulations Clint! Your new Surface Pro is coming your way very soon. We had a fantastic time at ULearn, and would love hear your feedback on the conference. Tweet us…


Partners in Learning School Research Live on PILN!

We are very pleased to announce that Partners in Learning School Research (PILSR) is now available on the Partners in Learning Network. PILSR provides individual schools with an online research tool to measure their own innovative teaching practices that develop the skills students need for life and work today. Based on globally-recognized research, the PILSR…


Win a Surface Pro at ULearn with Microsoft

  We’d love to see you at ULearn this week in Hamilton.   Attend a Microsoft seminar and visit us on our stand to go into the draw to win a Surface Pro!