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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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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Welcome to our Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts!

We would like to extend a special welcome to our new Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts! New Zealand now has 58 MIE Experts! This is a real testament to the outstanding work that New Zealand teachers are doing with technology innovation in their classrooms. We are looking forward to working with this outstanding group of educators throughout 2016. …

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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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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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Innovation in NZ's tertiary education ICT sector recognised

University of Otago virtual student desktop wins Supreme Award at the 2015 Microsoft Tertiary ICT Innovation Awards The University of Otago has taken out the Supreme Award at the Microsoft Tertiary ICT Innovation Awards, held in conjunction with the Tertiary Education ICT Conference. Held in Dunedin on August 27th as part of the 33rd Annual Tertiary…

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Christchurch's St Andrew's College reflects on Surface Pro 3 use

This post has been re-blogged from Sam McNeill's StAC e-Learning Stories blog. Microsoft is excited to share this feedback on how the Surface Pro 3 has performed at St Andrew's College, and how it has simplified teaching and learning.  As we approach the first anniversary of the Surface Pro 3 release in New Zealand, I’ve…

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Announcing Sway General Availability, Windows 10 app and more!

We are excited to announce that Microsoft's digital storytelling app, Sway, is moving from Preview to General Availability! Sway is also moving beyond First Release and rolling out to all eligible Office 365 for business and education customers worldwide. This makes it possible for many additional businesses, schools and other organisations to start using Sway…

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Tutorials to get you started using Sway

To help you make a start with Sway, the team have put together a couple of tutorial videos to give you some ideas on how to use Sway to express your thoughts in a completely new way! Check them out below!  What is Sway? [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcg6DGO9hpI:0:0] How to make a tutorial [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf2YzUEbUlM:0:0] How to build a…

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New Zealand MIE Experts create a sensational Food For Life project for their students!

Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts and Howick College science teachers, Steve Martin and Ruby Huang, created a visionary project for their Year 9 students earlier in 2015. Students were required to investigate the science of food nutrition, and used technology to go about this process. The Food For Life project was designed to help students…

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