Update: NMIT and Waiariki Institute of Technology are now providing Office to every student for free!

We are delighted to announce that Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and Waiariki Institute of Technology now too are providing Office to their students for free. To reiterate, and as we posted last week, the below listed tertiary institutions are providing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to every student free of charge – and now NMIT and Waiariki Institute…


Tertiary students may be eligible to get Microsoft Office for free!

We are excited to announce that the below listed tertiary institutions are providing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to every student free of charge. This means the latest version of the full Office productivity suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote are available for offline and online use to best prepare you for class. As long as…


Students and teachers: You may be eligible to get Office for free!

It was just about a year ago we announced Student Advantage, a benefit that allows eligible students to get Office 365 from their school for free. One drawback to Student Advantage—the onus has been on the school to initiate the service, create an account and order the Office 365 license on behalf of the student….


New tools and services available for educators, now!

We are very excited to announce that we have now added Phonics supports to our Chekhov cloud services and tools – allowing early-grade teachers (and teachers of English as a foreign language) to create free eBook resources which will read themselves aloud to learners on any Windows or Windows Phone device. Anyone, anywhere can access these…


Your Tuesday Afternoon Watch! Why Teachers and Students are Excited About Microsoft in Education

Hear teachers share their experiences using Windows 8 tablet devices and Microsoft tools and their use has empowered teaching and learning both in and away from the classroom. Happy watching! [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpRP9yVWZzE:0:0] And most excitingly, a word from the students: [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eE30AUKCzA:0:0]


Office 365 for Education versus Google Apps: Everything you need to know

Why Microsoft recently came up with this fantastic infographic, and we had to share it with you! The image gives you excellent insight into how Office 365 for Education can be leveraged in the classroom to help our students gain the 21st century skills so crucial in preparing them for the modern workforce. To interact with…


Microsoft Partners in Learning turns 10!

We are very excited to announce that this month marks the tenth anniversary of Microsoft’s Partners in Learning! James Bernard, WW Director, Partners in Learning, this week commemorated the occasion, “Ten years ago, we recognized that education systems around the globe simply weren’t working. With a model built to support the 19th century industrial revolution, it…


The Surface RT offer for education institutions has been extended!

We’re very pleased to announce that the Surface RT offer for schools and tertiary education institutions (see previous blog post) has been extended until the 30th September, 2013! Now, between July 15, 2013 and September 30, 2013, Microsoft is pleased to offer the following special pricing on Surface RT to New Zealand schools and higher education…


EduTech in K-12 – What works?

Technology adoption in K12 classrooms is taking the world by storm. Classrooms world-wide are using cell phones, e-readers, tablets, and smartboards which impact hugely how teachers teach and students learn. However, it is not uncommon to hear teachers’ concerns about the effectiveness of educational technology on student learning. For example, while 76% of teachers surveyed…