OneNote Class Notebook and Office Mix announce new LMS integration features

The recent announcement on blogs.office.com discusses how the OneNote and Office Mix teams are been working together to integrate with all major Learning Management Systems (LMS).This is will bring a multitude of benefits to educators!  The team released three key announcements: OneNote and Office Mix are both officially certified to the IMS Global Learning Tools Interoperability…


Top teacher-requested features added to OneNote Class Notebooks

This blog post has been taken from the Office Blogs post The OneNote team has some exciting announcements to share! As we mentioned on the Microsoft Education blog earlier this month, OneNote Class Notebooks and OneNote Staff Notebooks are now available for Office 365 customers (teachers and faculty) around the world. We’ve seen OneNote Class…


Microsoft launches online education network for New Zealand’s 249 Catholic schools

This blog post was taken from an announcement on the Microsoft New Zealand News Centre.  NZ Catholic Schools to connect with a shared online community The New Zealand Catholic Education Office is set to lead the international Catholic community with the launch of an online education network today that will give over 4,000 teachers the…

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Simplify marking and assessment with OneNote – a case study of St Andrew's College, New Zealand

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHeYaTu3ggA:0:0] This blog post has been adapted from "Technology enables efficiency in English marking" by Sam McNeill, Director of ICT at St Andrew's College, New Zealand. The above video shows how English teacher, Ms Helaina Coote, uses OneNote to mark English portfolio work and give feedback. Ms Coote is the English Head of Department at St Andrew's…

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Enhance the classroom experience with the Surface Pro 3

Today we are placing the spotlight on the amazing Surface Pro 3. This device is perfect for the education context – portable, fast, interactive, long battery life, powerful. Teachers can use the Surface Pen to make notes on assignments, take notes in their own handwriting, give students feedback and draw diagrams in front of the…


Create fun, interactive classroom projects with Minecraft

Minecraft is quickly becoming one of the most popular tools in the classroom, as it is fun and engaging for students of all ages. Minecraft provides a great platform to encourage creativity, computing skills, and collaboration with their classmates.  Using Minecraft, students will learn to: Collaborate and communicate with their peers Self-direct their learning in…

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Using Microsoft technologies for Special Education

Students often have particular learning needs that are difficult to manage in a classroom setting. Every child has a different learning style, and it can be challenging for teachers to support each of their students' individual needs. This is especially important in Special Education, where a teacher may have to accommodate many different learning disabilities…

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Meet Ruby Huang, a 2015 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert

This blog post is taken from Anthony Salcito's 'Daily Edventures'  which recently featured New Zealand teacher Ruby Huang. Ruby is a science teacher at Auckland's Howick College. She was recently made a 2015 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert in recognition of her efforts to include technology in teaching. “At this moment, I felt that the students began…


The amazing impact of a pen interface on learning

Ever wondered which device interface is best for learning? Pen, keyboard, voice, touch? There are a lot of interface options, but some are vastly more effective than others at enabling and enhancing learning. New evidence suggests that some technologies actually create barriers to learning, thinking, creating and problem-solving. In the past couple of days, Microsoft…


See what's APPening in maths and science!

Getting students engaged in maths and science can be difficult at times, right? Luckily, learning apps are here to save the day! Apps are making it easier to get students interested in a subject and passionate about learning. They help take learning to a whole other level by speaking to students in the way that they…