21 Steps to 21st Century Learning Workshop – a success!

Last week saw the exciting launch of Microsoft NZ’s first series of the 21 Steps to 21st Century Learning Workshop. We are so excited to announce that both the Wellington workshop (held at Scots College) and the Auckland workshop (held at Botany Downs Secondary College) were a huge success. Over 50 educators in Auckland and…

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Microsoft Announces the 2014 NZ Expert Educators and Mentor Schools

Following on from our blog last week, Announcing the 2014 Expert Educators and Mentor Schools, Microsoft NZ is excited to announce that New Zealand’s very own Theresa Bosch of Baradene College and Steve Martin of Howick College have been selected as Expert Educators. Added to this, Baradene College has also been selected as a Mentor School. As…

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Announcing the Surface in the Classroom Accessory Design Challenge

Today we are very excited to announce the launch of the Surface in the Classroom Design Challenge! Calling all designers, teachers, students & parents! We want your ideas for how classrooms can evolve to support 1:1 learning with Surface tablets. Submit a design sketch and a description of your idea, and you will be entered for a chance…

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SharePoint Online introduces the Touch Design mobile experience

We are so excited to announce that the new SharePoint now allows for more innovative interactions with SharePoint sites and content on mobile devices: contemporary views, device channels, and new native apps (SkyDrive Pro apps and SharePoint Newsfeed apps). Mark Kashman, a Senior Product Manager on the SharePoint team this week blogged about how, “From…

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Announcing the 2014 Expert Educators and Mentor Schools

Last week, Anthony Salcito had the honour of announcing Microsoft’s 2014 Expert Educators and Mentor Schools. Members of both programs are part of an exclusive, year-long program designed to recognize educators and schools that are on the leading edge of education innovation. Expert Educators were selected from nearly 22,000 educators in 158 countries, while Mentor…

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Collaboration just got easier: Real-time co-authoring now available in Office Web Apps

The Office 365 team has just announced the arrival of real-time co-authoring in Office 365, as well as a whole host of new features in the Office Web Apps that will help the education sector collaborate and work together more productively both Online and Offline. Students and educators can contribute and edit documents simultaneously in the Word Web…

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