Why You’ll Love Windows 8

Windows 8 is reimagined for learning. It arms schools and teachers with innovations designed to transform students’ learning experiences. It gives students a modern way to consume content and allows them freedom to create, collaborate, produce and share across a range of devices, with touch, mouse and keyboard or pen. Teachers can now use these capabilities…

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New Releases for Partners in Learning Network

The Partners in Learning Network launched some exciting new features last week. There are two features in particluar I would like to call out: The new Teaching with Technology curriculum helps any teacher develop the knowledge and skills needed to integrate ICT into their teaching, which is critical to helping students develop 21st century skills. This…

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Experience the Whole Web with Windows 8

One of the greatest features of the new Windows 8 is Internet Explorer 10. A faster and more fluid experience, Windows 8 has focused on fully embracing the standards for the modern web including HTML5 and Javascript. The experience is immersive due to the touch screen capabilities and it changes the conversation from an apps only discussion to…

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10 Reasons Why BYOD is a Good Idea

Thank you to one of our subscribers for sending this link through to me. Recently I blogged about the BYOD for Schools Whitepaper, where Bruce Dixon from the Anytime, Anywhere Learning Foundation and Sean Tierney from the Worldwide Microsoft Partners in Learning Programme set out to examine the potential deployment models from teaching, learning and IT management perspectives. A recent…

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Update for Education Apps for Windows 8

With the launch of Windows 8 last week its about time we told you some of the great education apps available. There are currently plenty of Education Apps in the Windows Store so I wont list them all but here are the some of the key apps for teachers and students:   SAS Flash Cards gives you the ability to increase…

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Live@edu to Office 365 for education – it’s that easy

      Many NZ schools have been early cloud technology adopters. They are leveraging the free hosted email, calendar and Skydrive storage for students, staff and alumni provided by Microsoft Live@edu. With the advancements in cloud based productivity services and the appropriateness for schools and institutions to evaluate online hosted services, Microsoft Office 365 is a…


Botany Downs Secondary College first school to kick off the Windows 8 launch in 24 hour Skype-a-thon

Anthony Salcito, Vice President – Worldwide Education at Microsoft, launched Windows 8 in education through a 24 hour Skype-a-thon. The first of the 24 Skype Calls in 24 time-zones around the world was held at Botany Downs Secondary College here in Auckland. Evan Blackman, Microsoft New Zealand’s Education Sector Manager took the 300 students and teachers…

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"Valuable" Sessions for Educators at the Ulearn12 Education Conference

Microsoft had a strong presence at last weeks Ulearn12 education conference, not only as a silver sponsor for the event but by showcasing three of Microsoft’s powerful educational offering; Office 365 for education, the global Partners in Learning Network and Microsoft OneNote. Each workshop was fully subscribed likely due to attendees seeing the value in discovering proven ways of…

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University of Auckland wins at the Microsoft Tertiary ICT Innovation Awards

Last week Microsoft hosted the 2012 Tertiary ICT Innovation Awards Dinner in Christchurch. These awards celebrate ICT excellence within the tertiary education sector. The two categories were Innovation in Integrating Everything for the Organisation and Innovation in Integrating Everything for Students – with the submissions focused on a range of innovations, from processes designed to improve efficiency…

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Last chance to submit your entry for the Innovative Educator Awards!

Today is your last chance to submit your entry for the Innovative Educator Awards! Every year, Microsoft recognises New Zealand’s most innovative educators to highlight and celebrate the great work achieved through utilising ICT in the classroom. Nominate yourself or one of your peers for a Microsoft Innovative Teacher Award.  All current full-time and part-time primary and secondary schools from both private and public schools…

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