Education Empowered – Book your complimentary Microsoft in Education Seminar today!

Ensure your school leadership team is across the learning opportunities afforded by new technologies, by hosting a Microsoft in Education seminar. What is it? This complimentary seminar will help you explore the tools and technologies available to help educators teach 21st century skills and optimise the classroom for advanced student achievement. It's a great starting…


Student Advantage: Your next steps on how to get Office 365 ProPlus at no additional licensing cost!

With Student Advantage, your school can enable all your students to have the full Microsoft Office software for personal use, at no additional licensing cost­*. This is a benefit of the Ministry of Education’s agreement with Microsoft, where every state and integrated school in New Zealand is eligible to get Office 365 ProPlus software for your…


Office Mix – The Evolution Of The Whiteboard? St Andrew's College Leads the Way in Classroom Innovation Again!

We are very excited to feature another one of Sam McNeil's blog posts, showcasing yet another example of the exciting work St Andrew's College in Christchurch is doing in facilitating 21st century learning in the classroom. You can view his original blog post here. We encourage you to browse through his previous posts too, you…


Students and teachers: You may be eligible to get Office for free!

It was just about a year ago we announced Student Advantage, a benefit that allows eligible students to get Office 365 from their school for free. One drawback to Student Advantage—the onus has been on the school to initiate the service, create an account and order the Office 365 license on behalf of the student….


Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert applications close next week, don't miss out!

Applications close on the 26th September, we don't want you to miss out! We posted all the details last week, but we're posting them again this week – just so you are fully aware of the eligibility requirements and benefits of applying and becoming a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. This is a unique opportunity for…


Your opportunity to apply to join an exclusive community of innovative educators!

We’re looking for top educators, ready to spread the word about the great things they are doing in the classroom from across NZ. The Microsoft Innovative Educator – Expert Program is an exclusive program created to recognise pioneer educators who are using technology to transform education. Microsoft is seeking top innovative educators who are using Microsoft…


New tools and services available for educators, now!

We are very excited to announce that we have now added Phonics supports to our Chekhov cloud services and tools – allowing early-grade teachers (and teachers of English as a foreign language) to create free eBook resources which will read themselves aloud to learners on any Windows or Windows Phone device. Anyone, anywhere can access these…


Your Tuesday Afternoon Watch! Why Teachers and Students are Excited About Microsoft in Education

Hear teachers share their experiences using Windows 8 tablet devices and Microsoft tools and their use has empowered teaching and learning both in and away from the classroom. Happy watching! [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpRP9yVWZzE:0:0] And most excitingly, a word from the students: [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eE30AUKCzA:0:0]


Has your school taken advantage of Yammer Enterprise yet?

In case you didn't know, educational institutions across New Zealand now have free access to Microsoft’s networking platform, Yammer Enterprise. Yammer Enterprise offers schools a sophisticated version of the social networking platform. Within a school’s internal online environment, Yammer Enterprise provides seamless, open sharing and cross collaboration opportunities. It is a transformational technology which has changed…