Adventures With Microsoft AutoPilot On Education Shared Devices (Part 1)

In my job I chat a lot with both school leaders and IT admins about how they can simplify the management of their devices, making it faster and easier for their end users (usually students, teachers and admin staff) to get started and complete the work they need to do on a device. Unlike many…

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Hidden Chinese Character Mission In Minecraft: Education Edition

One of the best parts of my job is meeting amazing educators who think up new and creative ways to engage learners on their educational journey. I was talking recently with Annelise Borger, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIE-E) who shared with me how she had been using Minecraft: Education Edition and the Code Builder feature…

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Real Stories Of Teaching With Minecraft:EE

Last week I shared a blog post from the Microsoft Australia Education Team about the difference accessibility to devices makes for learners and this week I see they’ve shared an excellent webinar showcasing the work of four teachers from New South Wales. As always, I refer you to the original blog post to read in detail:…

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Minecraft: Education Edition Roadshow Across New Zealand

Join the Microsoft Education Team for a presentation on how you can incorporate Minecraft: EE into your classroom. Hear from the Microsoft Learning Consultants and Expert Educators on all things Microsoft in Education with a specific focus on how Minecraft: EE can support Computational Thinking for Digital Technologies and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes. Methven:…

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Deploy & Code In Minecraft

Minecraft has become something of a global phenomenon, engaging users of all ages both in and out of the education sector. The official Minecraft site lists sales figures of the original Java edition exceeding 27 million, and this won’t include Minecraft on other platforms or the Education Edition released earlier this year that adds some unique…

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3 Minute Guide To Minecraft: Education Edition

I have had numerous educators asking me about Minecraft: Education Edition and how they can use this in their classrooms. I’m really pleased to have discovered the 3 minute intro video above to be able to share with school leaders. As per the blog post this came from: Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that…

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Microsoft Education Cloud Solution: End To End Guide For Deployment

2017 has been the year that has seen the various pieces of Microsoft’s Education offerings come together in a more cohesive, end-to-end offering that can now be deployed very easily by schools or their ICT partners. Naturally, this is centered around Office365 and the power of the Azure cloud identity with Azure Active Directory, combined…

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Microsoft’s May Education Event – Overview

As many readers will have caught up on, Microsoft had a major education event yesterday with the key announcements of a new member of the Surface device family, Surface Laptop, and a new variation on Windows 10, called Windows 10 S. Keen readers can watch the entire launch event here however the 101 second summary is…

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Tools To Support Deployment of Windows 10 and Secure Assessment

From my experience working in schools over the last decade, there are two common challenges faced by teachers and support staff: Quickly configuring and deploying school computers Securely managing online assessment with devices Schools are constantly looking for new ways to streamline the setup and deployment of computers in their environment and there is a…

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