Imagine Cup Junior Competition

Do you know any students who are interested in a career in the ICT industry? Here is their chance to build their own game and take away the trophy for the inaugural Imagine Cup Junior Competition! This is the first year it is being run, and is open to all students from Year 7 to…

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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…

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The 2015 New Zealand Imagine Cup Competition Is Now Open!

Calling all students aged 16 years and over! The 2015 New Zealand Imagine Cup Competition Is Now Open: Register Now! Microsoft’s premier student technology competition, Imagine Cup, returns for its 13th year with three big competitions: Games, Innovation and World Citizenship. You could win a trip to compete in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., the home of Microsoft…

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Australia & New Zealand Expert Educators gathering in Sydney last weekend

What happens when you bring some of Australia’s most innovative educators together? Well, the Microsoft education team in Australia & New Zealand was looking forward to finding out when the Innovative Educators Expert Program Australia/New Zealand kicks off with a two day forum in the weekend just been. The Innovative Educator Expert Program is a global Microsoft initiative which…

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OneNote in Education: Teachers using OneNote in the classroom

Take a look at how the teachers at Cary Academy in Cary, North Carolina, seamlessly integrate OneNote into their classrooms to elevate the education of students through presentation, organisation, and real-time collaboration with both students and other educators. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMmRud4B54o&list=PLiluTszfwwMIrT-qHVF7H8TW14WMKRobb&index=26:0:0] But what about a Kiwi school's experience? Shane Mann, physics and science teacher at Rathkeale College in…

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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….

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Your opportunity to apply to join an exclusive community of innovative educators!

We’re looking for top educators, ready to spread the word about the great things they are doing in the classroom from across NZ. The Microsoft Innovative Educator – Expert Program is an exclusive program created to recognise pioneer educators who are using technology to transform education. Microsoft is seeking top innovative educators who are using Microsoft…

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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…

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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]

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