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…


Introducing OneNote Staff Notebook for education

Microsoft has created the OneNote Staff Notebook! Teachers and educators in the field suggested that they would like to have the same OneNote platform as their students, and we listened! The OneNote Staff Notebook is designed to cultivate and manage educator collaboration within the school, and the wider education community. Now, an entire school can enjoy…


Announcing the Office 365 self-service download portal!

As of February 23, Microsoft has enabled auto-licensing and self-signup for all students and staff at New Zealand schools and tertiary institutions, so they can get Office free of charge! The self-service portal will make it easier for students and teachers to get the free Office subscription they are entitled to. To help students get the most…


“The real virtue is not in the tools we create, it is in how we use the tools to create" – an interview with Sir Ken Robinson

Anthony Salcito (Vice President of Education for Microsoft Corp.'s Worldwide Public Sector organisation) recently spoke with Sir Ken Robinson about his thoughts on the explosion of technology in education and what this means for creativity and learning.  For those that have not heard of Sir Ken Robinson, he is an author and speaker, and is…


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…


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…


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]


Boost for Kiwi students as Microsoft NZ helps hone digital skills

Graduates from the Microsoft IT Academy’s ‘Microsoft Office Specialist’ course have earned special recognition from Hekia Parata, Education Minister, as well as digital skills to aid their future. The nine students from Mana College in Porirua were presented with graduation certificates and congratulations from Parata in a Connect Smart Week event at Parliament. “It was…


It's here! We bring to you Anthony Salcito’s 2014 Global Forum Keynote Speech

Can you believe it's been a whole month since the 2014 Global Forum in Barcelona? We are still buzzing and in a timely fashion, Anthony Salcito's Keynote Speech has officially been released! [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS7V3evyMSU:0:0] Since the Forum, Anthony's blog Daily Edventures has shared some incredible stories. Anthony has featured a guest blog from Todd La Vogue…


The countdown to the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum begins!

The 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum is fast approaching, and we are very excited. Not only is the Global Forum the best education event of the year; it’s also life-changing for everyone who attends. The Global Forum recognises and celebrates the achievements of  educators and school leaders who are on the leading edge of education…