Weeky Office365 for Education Tip

Another weeky Office365 for Education Tip! This week we have a video on Outlook and Lync. These two applications are built into Office365 for Education and enable instantaneous collaboration and communication between students and teachers. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuDXyxnHlDM] For more information of Office365 for education see here.


Bring Your Own Device To School Whitepaper

Bruce Dixon, from the Anytime, Anywhere Learning Foundation and Sean Tierney, from the worldwide Microsoft Partners in Learning Programme are both passionate advocates of 1:1 learning programmes and have recently come together to publish their first ‘Bring Your Own Device for schools’ whitepaper. The overall aim of the paper is to examine the potential deployment models from teaching, learning and IT management…

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Weekly Office365 for Education Tip

Here is your first weekly Office365 for Education Tip! With Office 365 for education, you can collaborate from anywhere through SharePoint class websites. Students and teachers can simultaneously work together on the same document and share project and assignment information through their class site. This short video, produced by colleagues in the US, aims to…


The New Zealand Catholic Education Convention is Underway!

The Catholic Education Convention kicked off yesterday at the Wellington Convention Centre where Microsoft presented the keynote on Building collaborative learning communities – Microsoft’s vision for 21st Century Learning, presented by Microsoft’s Education Lead, Evan Blackman.   For those of you who missed it, this keynote provided an overview of Microsoft’s vision for 21st Century learning with the new Microsoft global partnership with…


Celebrating innovative teaching

At the U.S. Partners in Learning Forum this week, over 100 innovative teachers came to together to share how they are incorporating technology into their classrooms. The Microsoft event focuses on showcasing and celebrating educators and the work they are doing for their schools. See the video for highlights of the event including teachers incorporating programming, Microsoft Kinect and…


Register for this years NZ Catholic Education Convention

Microsoft is a prime sponser at this years New Zealand Catholic Education Covention. This event brings together people from 239 schools, 30 Early Childhood Services and various tertiary institutions providing new possibilities and experiences to enhance learning processes within education.  The theme of the Convention is Nga Taonga – living the treasure.  Microsoft will be presenting at four of the sessions,…


BYOD in education–TechNet Jump Start training to help your planning

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in education is a recurring topic that is coming up in conversations, and pops up in the media regularly too. There isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to BYOD in education, as each institution has different needs, policies, attitudes and current position. For some education customers, they are considering whether they’ll allow…


Office 365 for education launches in New Zealand!

Today Microsoft announced the launch of Office 365 for education. Available at no cost to educators, students and school administrative staff, Office 365 for education provides collaboration tools that expand learning opportunities beyond classroom walls and help educators better prepare students for 21st century jobs. Office 365 for Education is a cloud-based suite that includes the…


Microsoft Solutions for Research Management

If you are tasked with helping make your institution’s research activity more productive, we recommend you explore Microsoft Solutions for Research Management. With Cloud delivery (Windows Azure) and in-house Sharepoint solutions, these Research Management Solutions from Microsoft are smart and affordable platforms as well as tools that can help IT decision makers. These are designed…


Greater access and reduced costs to computers in schools with Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

We’ve previously posted on Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 regarding the new features available to teachers and administrators. Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 is the latest version of the clever technology that allows you to share one computer between multiple students – saving money on hardware, power and IT management costs. It’s an ideal solution when it’s coming up…