“Learning is changing” – hear Anthony Salcito’s view on this

Anthony Salcito, Vice President for Microsoft Education, is mentioned regularly on this blog and it’s not hard to see why. He has an enormous passion for education globally, and is an education leader that is highly recognised and respected. Last month, he travelled to Paris to give this compelling “TEDxPantheonSorbonne” talk. Throughout this talk, Salcito…

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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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Upgrade from Live@edu today!

The upgrade to Office 365 for education is happening! By September next year, all Live@edu customers will need to complete the upgrade to Office 365 for education The Office 365 upgrade builds on your existing Live@edu deployment—mailboxes, calendars, and contacts do not move, and there is no need to re-provision accounts. Microsoft provides the tools…


Update for Education Apps for Windows 8

With the launch of Windows 8 last week its about time we told you some of the great education apps available. There are currently plenty of Education Apps in the Windows Store so I wont list them all but here are the some of the key apps for teachers and students:   SAS Flash Cards gives you the ability to increase…

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Live@edu to Office 365 for education – it’s that easy

      Many NZ schools have been early cloud technology adopters. They are leveraging the free hosted email, calendar and Skydrive storage for students, staff and alumni provided by Microsoft Live@edu. With the advancements in cloud based productivity services and the appropriateness for schools and institutions to evaluate online hosted services, Microsoft Office 365 is a…


Weekly Office 365 for Education Tip #7

My last blog post I talked about the Interface article where it was announced that NZ high school Napier Girls High School was amongst one of the first to adopt Office365 for Education. Within this same article, Microsoft NZ Education Lead Evan Blackman also provides six reasons for schools to choose O365. I thought this would be a great…