Microsoft Teacher Talks

We’re hosting informal gatherings for teachers across the country to come together and share best practice, as well as the latest news in the education space. This gives teachers like yourself, a chance to hear updates from our Teacher Ambassadors and Expert educators about how Microsoft technology can enable better learning experiences for your students….

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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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MIE Expert Applications Now Open

Attention educators from around New Zealand! The Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert applications are now open! For those who do not know the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert program is an exclusive program created to recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to pave the way for their peers in effective use of technology for…

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E2 Education Conference

Collaboration post between Jenny Gilbert and Nikkie Laing.   Recently 6 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts travelled to Budapest to represent New Zealand at the Microsoft Global Education Conference – E2. For those who do not know the E2 Education Conference is where 240 of the most innovative educators and fellows from 79 countries attend a week-long conference somewhere around…

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Auckland Teacher Ambassador Sessions

Already sick of your holidays and want to go back to school? Or you just like to further your knowledge of technology in the classroom? The Teacher Ambassadors are planning a catch up in Auckland during the school holidays! We will use this time to connect with other teachers using Office 365, share ideas and…

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Teacher Ambassadors in Dunedin April 20th

Listen up educators from around Dunedin! Microsoft is coming your way! Our Teacher Ambassadors will be in Dunedin on Wednesday 20th April 2016 at Taieri College. They will be doing a free all-day session there and all educators/teachers are welcome to come along! In case you haven't been to a Teacher Ambassador session before I'll give…

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Bud-e Reading joins the Windows education app family!

To welcome Bud-e Reading to the line-up of Windows apps for education, Microsoft and Bud-e are providing an exclusive offer for New Zealand schools! Every school in New Zealand is eligible to receive a FREE version of the Bud-e Reading digital program until the end of 2015! To make the most of this special offer,…

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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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Announcement: Microsoft Teacher Academies, free online courses for teachers

Microsoft has published a set of new online courses called Microsoft Teacher Academies, which are available for FREE to teachers looking for training and professional development. The online courses are designed to empower educators with the ability to effectively integrate Microsoft's tools in teaching and learning. Courses help bring 21st century technology including Microsoft Office…

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Reflections and learnings from the E2 Global Educator Exchange conference

The five New Zealand MIE Experts at Microsoft, Redmond. From left: Ben Hilliam, Nikkie Laing, Rachel Chisnall, Steve Martin, Shane Mann From April 28 – May 1, Microsoft NZ's Schools and Academic Programmes manager Anne Taylor accompanied a group of five talented Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts as they travelled to Redmond, Washington for the…

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