The Mathletics website – now on every Windows 8 device

You may notice that some websites on Windows 8 ask you to open them in the desktop version of Internet Explorer, rather than the modern UI version, because they are written in Flash – even though Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 has an integrated Flash Player, avoiding the need to download and install an…

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We’re excited to announce that Surface is coming to NZ!

This is great news for any school considering a BYOD programme! The worldwide customer response to both Surface RT with Windows RT and Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro has been exciting to see. Today, we are pleased to announce that, beginning in late March, we will continue our phased approach to the expansion of…

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SharePoint for young learners – Max’s Toolbox for Office365

The new Office 365 is just around the corner, and the preview preview is available today. You can start building apps and solutions by following Office developer guidance and also integrate with Azure AD. Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting some great Microsoft partners that have built innovative solutions for the Office 365…

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How to make Education Apps on Windows 8!

The great thing about Windows 8 is its ability to make education fun as well as informative. This experience can be enhanced via the Windows 8 apps which you can create yourself. When we look at developing an education app we focus on the experience and how we speak tothe teachers and students before we…

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Windows in the Classroom kicks off this week!

The first of the Windows in the Classroom seminars kicked off in Auckland yesterday with many more schools scheduled over the next few weeks.   Are you interested to learn more about Windows 8, Office 365, or BYOD programmes? Give your staff and students the opportunity to benefit from the most innovative tools and technology of…

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“Learning is changing” – hear Anthony Salcito’s view on this

Anthony Salcito, Vice President for Microsoft Education, is mentioned regularly on this blog and it’s not hard to see why. He has an enormous passion for education globally, and is an education leader that is highly recognised and respected. Last month, he travelled to Paris to give this compelling “TEDxPantheonSorbonne” talk. Throughout this talk, Salcito…

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Optimising the Flipped Classroom with Office 365

The Flipped Classroom was pioneered by Jonathan Bergmann, Lead Technology Facilitator at Kenilworth School District, Illinois, USA. The Flipped Classroom revolves around the central idea of changing the dynamics of the classroom. In his own words, Bergmann believes in “changing the pedagogy with the aid of technology.” It seems as though teaching is turned on…

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The countdown to Windows in the Classroom begins

We are getting closer and closer to kicking off our Windows in the Classroom New Zealand-wide tour and we can’t wait. Give your staff and students the opportunity to benefit from the most innovative tools and technology of today. Beginning at the end of this month, management teams from schools all over New Zealand will…

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Top Eight Educational apps on Windows 8

Windows 8 has been reimagined for learning. The new Windows 8 educational applications revolutionise classroom learning and student productivity. Now your students can experience the full educational benefits behind months of programming and design. Teaching is made easy – ask your students to sketch a picture and watch their faces light up as it is…

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Collaboration and the role of technology in the 21st Century Classroom

The 21st Century has seen technology play a key role in classroom innovation. Have a look at this interesting infographic by Open Colleges. As you can see, the changing dynamics of the classroom have revolutionised the arts of teaching and learning. And it can only get better. More and more, it is becoming clear that…

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