Imagine Cup Earth, an exciting new contest for students!

  Code With NASA Science! Imagine Cup Earth is a new contest for students ages 6-18 in which you’ll use computer programming to create a game, simulation, or story inspired by the kinds of earth science that NASA and other researchers do every day. 18 winning students will win prizes totaling $36,000! You can read…

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Tools to Unlock Learning: The OneNote for Learning Literacy Toolbar

This post has been taken from the Microsoft in Education Blog  On the same day in August 2015, two important announcements were made on different sides of the world. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a new report on secondary school attainment, showing that progress is slowing just as "upper secondary schooling…

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Introducing Creative Coding through Games and Apps – a free course!

We are excited to announce the availability of a new course to get your students hooked on computer science! Creative Coding through Games and Apps is now available for schools across the world, for free!  Creative Coding through Games and Apps engages early-teens in their first extended exploration of computer science. Students learn how to code by…

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Announcing Sway General Availability, Windows 10 app and more!

We are excited to announce that Microsoft's digital storytelling app, Sway, is moving from Preview to General Availability! Sway is also moving beyond First Release and rolling out to all eligible Office 365 for business and education customers worldwide. This makes it possible for many additional businesses, schools and other organisations to start using Sway…

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Announcement: Microsoft Teacher Academies, free online courses for teachers

Microsoft has published a set of new online courses called Microsoft Teacher Academies, which are available for FREE to teachers looking for training and professional development. The online courses are designed to empower educators with the ability to effectively integrate Microsoft's tools in teaching and learning. Courses help bring 21st century technology including Microsoft Office…

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Focus school: Baradene College, New Zealand

Today we are excited to place the spotlight on Baradene College and the wonderful work the school is doing in incorporating technology into the classroom. Baradene is one of New Zealand's leading schools in its level of technology adoption and integration, and it is having a visible impact on the school's students and teachers. Baradene…

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New Zealand MIE Experts create a sensational Food For Life project for their students!

Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts and Howick College science teachers, Steve Martin and Ruby Huang, created a visionary project for their Year 9 students earlier in 2015. Students were required to investigate the science of food nutrition, and used technology to go about this process. The Food For Life project was designed to help students…

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St Andrew's College using OneNote & Moodle for student assessment

This post has been re-blogged from Sam McNeill's StAC e-Learning Stories blog. Microsoft is excited to share this fantastic example of technology simplifying and improving everyday processes for teachers and students. One of the great things about Microsoft OneNote is the ease with which teachers can provide feedback to students on their work, helping them…

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Three new tutorial videos created to help you get started with Office Mix!

A couple of days ago, the Office Mix Team announced that they have created a new "first run" experience to welcome new users to Office Mix and help them get started using the PowerPoint add-in.   Now, when you first download and install the Office Mix add-in and then open PowerPoint for the first time, an…

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Quick Tip video featuring New Zealand teacher Rachel Chisnall

New Zealand's very own Rachel Chisnall features on the latest Microsoft Quick Tip videos! Rachel is a secondary teacher in science and chemistry at Taieri College in Dunedin and a 2015 Microsoft Innovative Educator. It is wonderful to see a New Zealand educator on the world stage!   Whilst at the E2 Global Educator Exchange…

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