Become A Microsoft Certified Educator & Prove 21st Century Teaching Skills

In a world where we are increasingly encouraged to be “life long learners”, it is common place for employees to continue to study and up-skill themselves during their employment. For teachers this is no different, as not only are they generally subject area experts with a need to be proficient in pedagogical principles, there are…


Deploy & Code In Minecraft

Minecraft has become something of a global phenomenon, engaging users of all ages both in and out of the education sector. The official Minecraft site lists sales figures of the original Java edition exceeding 27 million, and this won’t include Minecraft on other platforms or the Education Edition released earlier this year that adds some unique…


Microsoft Teams For Education Is Here – And It Is Awesome

Big news from over the weekend is that Microsoft Teams, already available in commercial Office365 Tenants, has arrived in Education with all of the new features dedicated to making this app the “one stop shop” for students and educators. Read the official launch blog post here. There are a number of major differences in Teams…


Azure AD B2B – Simplifying Collaboration With Users Outside Your Organisation

Collaboration is a buzz word that is hard to avoid in virtually every sphere of life these days, whether that is education, work environments and right through to team building exercises. This week I learnt about Azure AD B2B a new feature in Azure Active Directory that went into general availability in April 2017. This feature…


Microsoft Teacher Talks

We’re hosting informal gatherings for teachers across the country to come together and share best practice, as well as the latest news in the education space. This gives teachers like yourself, a chance to hear updates from our Teacher Ambassadors and Expert educators about how Microsoft technology can enable better learning experiences for your students….


Teachers gain better visibility of student learning as Hapara launches on Microsoft Office 365

  Engaging students online and tailoring individual learning just got easier for educators worldwide with the launch of New Zealand-developed education software Hapara on the Microsoft Office 365 platform. Previously only available on Google Apps, Hapara now integrates with Office 365 and OneNote, providing students and educators on the Microsoft platform with a new tool…


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…


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…