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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Introducing the new Online Educator Community

We have taken an exciting step toward fulfilling this mission by launching the new Microsoft online educator community website, a centralised resource and engagement tool for educators that makes it easy to access a global network of educators, free interactive training and best practices. Microsoft's educator community is the one location where educators can come…


Announcement: a new tool for educators, Snip

Snipping is an everyday task for millions of Office users. They paste screenshots into emails, documents, presentations, notebooks, etc., and write text explaining the concept that the screen snips help illustrate. But imagine if you could dictate that story—in your own voice—and save it as part of the snip. Or you could explain an idea…


Free tools for teachers on the Microsoft Educator Network

The Microsoft Educator Network has made it easy for you to find the resources you need for the classroom! Free tools for teachers is a comprehensive library of guides, learning activities, tutorials, and helpful resources to help teachers make the most of their favourite classroom apps and Microsoft products.  Here's just a few of the great resources…


Reflections and learnings from the E2 Global Educator Exchange conference

The five New Zealand MIE Experts at Microsoft, Redmond. From left: Ben Hilliam, Nikkie Laing, Rachel Chisnall, Steve Martin, Shane Mann From April 28 – May 1, Microsoft NZ's Schools and Academic Programmes manager Anne Taylor accompanied a group of five talented Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts as they travelled to Redmond, Washington for the…


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…