COMMENT: It takes a tech sector to raise a digital child

This post has been taken from: Microsoft NZ News Centre. The government’s decision to embed digital education in the NZ school curriculum is a vital step forward, says Evan Blackman (Education Sector Director for Microsoft New Zealand) but government needs to look to the NZ tech sector for partnerships that will deliver the vision. If there’s…

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Teachers gain better visibility of student learning as Hapara launches on Microsoft Office 365

  Engaging students online and tailoring individual learning just got easier for educators worldwide with the launch of New Zealand-developed education software Hapara on the Microsoft Office 365 platform. Previously only available on Google Apps, Hapara now integrates with Office 365 and OneNote, providing students and educators on the Microsoft platform with a new tool…

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Hack The Classroom 2016

Disrupt. Empower. Transform.     In just 8 days' time, on the 30th Jan at 5am (EST) Microsoft in Education is hosting Hack The Classroom! This is the largest free online digital event that Microsoft has hosted and is to help inspire educators and school leaders worldwide! It'll give you an insight into the latest…

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Surface at St Andrew's College in Christchurch, New Zealand

  We are excited to share with you some of the incredible teaching and learning that is happening at St Andrew's College in Christchurch, New Zealand with Surface. Check the video out below or at aka.ms/STACsurface    Director of ICT, Sam McNeill piloted the Surface Pro 3 at its launch, with the number of teachers using Surface…

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Innovative teacher taking learning to the next level at Kerikeri High School

At Microsoft we love hearing from awesome, real-life educators in the New Zealand community. Today we are placing the spotlight on Bridget Crooks, an inspirational teacher in the far north of New Zealand. Bridget is a Drama and Performing Arts Technology teacher at Kerikeri High School. On a daily basis, Bridget strives to provide the…

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Minecraft meets Hour of Code

We are excited to announce a Minecraft tutorial is now available for this year's Hour of Code, delivered by Code.org. This is a great opportunity to get students of any age involved in coding, using gamification to ensure that it is fun and interesting!  Designers and developers from Mojang and Microsoft teamed up with Code.org to create a…

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OneNote Class Notebook and Office Mix announce new LMS integration features

The recent announcement on blogs.office.com discusses how the OneNote and Office Mix teams are been working together to integrate with all major Learning Management Systems (LMS).This is will bring a multitude of benefits to educators!  The team released three key announcements: OneNote and Office Mix are both officially certified to the IMS Global Learning Tools Interoperability…

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10 ways to get ahead with Windows 10 in the classroom

We want to help make teacher's lives a little bit easier! Here are some simple tips and tricks on how the new features in Windows 10 (free to upgrade) save time for teachers and make learning more fun for students. For more extensive training on using Windows 10 in the classroom, check out our Quick…

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8 top Microsoft resources for teachers

"At Microsoft, we create products with teachers in mind and they tell us that products like OneNote, Sway, Minecraft and Skype help them bring new creativity and engagement to the classroom. We are inspired by what’s possible when teachers meet students where they’re at, help them to learn at their own pace, and then propel…

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OneNote adds support for iOS 9 and iPad Pro with multitasking, Spotlight search and Apple Pencil

The OneNote team are excited to release their newest OneNote for iOS update, which adds support for several new features of iOS 9, spiffs things up for the upcoming iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and—as always—has numerous improvements in response to customer feedback. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mIqrgHCqZE:0:0] Twice as nice with iOS 9 With Split View, you can…

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