Office 365 – extending learning beyond the classroom

It is no secret that teachers can now become architects of the classroom experience with the endless possibilities of Office 365. In his recent blog post, Anthony Salcito, Vice President for Microsoft Education, highlighted the long list of benefits of Office 365 for Education. These benefits are certainly worth sharing. Below we have summarized Salcito’s…


Optimising the Flipped Classroom with Office 365

The Flipped Classroom was pioneered by Jonathan Bergmann, Lead Technology Facilitator at Kenilworth School District, Illinois, USA. The Flipped Classroom revolves around the central idea of changing the dynamics of the classroom. In his own words, Bergmann believes in “changing the pedagogy with the aid of technology.” It seems as though teaching is turned on…

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The countdown to Windows in the Classroom begins

We are getting closer and closer to kicking off our Windows in the Classroom New Zealand-wide tour and we can’t wait. Give your staff and students the opportunity to benefit from the most innovative tools and technology of today. Beginning at the end of this month, management teams from schools all over New Zealand will…

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Top Eight Educational apps on Windows 8

Windows 8 has been reimagined for learning. The new Windows 8 educational applications revolutionise classroom learning and student productivity. Now your students can experience the full educational benefits behind months of programming and design. Teaching is made easy – ask your students to sketch a picture and watch their faces light up as it is…

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Collaboration and the role of technology in the 21st Century Classroom

The 21st Century has seen technology play a key role in classroom innovation. Have a look at this interesting infographic by Open Colleges. As you can see, the changing dynamics of the classroom have revolutionised the arts of teaching and learning. And it can only get better. More and more, it is becoming clear that…

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Bring learning to life with a Windows in Classroom Seminar!

  Microsoft will be helping to kick off the next academic year with a Windows in the Classroom seminar for your school.  There will be two Windows in the Classroom specialists travelling New Zealand delivering Windows in the Classroom seminars to school leadership teams.  With these complimentary two-hour seminars your school leadership team will explore tools…

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Why You’ll Love Windows 8

Windows 8 is reimagined for learning. It arms schools and teachers with innovations designed to transform students’ learning experiences. It gives students a modern way to consume content and allows them freedom to create, collaborate, produce and share across a range of devices, with touch, mouse and keyboard or pen. Teachers can now use these capabilities…

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Experience the Whole Web with Windows 8

One of the greatest features of the new Windows 8 is Internet Explorer 10. A faster and more fluid experience, Windows 8 has focused on fully embracing the standards for the modern web including HTML5 and Javascript. The experience is immersive due to the touch screen capabilities and it changes the conversation from an apps only discussion to…

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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…