Editing With Natural Hand Gestures & Digital Inking

Over the last couple of years I have had innumerable conversations with teachers who love the power of OneNote for editing student work quickly and easily, especially when combining the digital inking experience on a tablet such as a Surface Pro. Perhaps the best example of this was the recorded conversation I had with the…

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How To Keep Your Data Fresh With PowerBI Gateways

PowerBI.com from Microsoft is a great tool for manipulating and visualizing data in powerful ways. There is a desktop client (Windows only currently) and a browser based platform for creating and viewing reports. A number of schools in New Zealand have started exploring how PowerBI can be used and St Andrew’s College in Christchurch have…

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Free tools for teachers on the Microsoft Educator Network

The Microsoft Educator Network has made it easy for you to find the resources you need for the classroom! Free tools for teachers is a comprehensive library of guides, learning activities, tutorials, and helpful resources to help teachers make the most of their favourite classroom apps and Microsoft products.  Here's just a few of the great resources…

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Windows in the Classroom Tip #3 – Co-authoring in Office Web Apps

Last week, we looked at the benefits that Lync can bring students and teachers in creating an online classroom, accessible anywhere and at any time. Today, we are going to give you an insight into the co-authoring features of Office 365 that allow students to analyse data, brainstorm ideas and work collaboratively with their peers,…

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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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