Which Windows 8 PC is right for your school? Looking at the Surface Pro

The future of educational technology is “Bring Your Own Device”, (BYOD), and we are seeing more and more schools moving away from providing devices for students every day.    BYOD has allowed for there to be a one-to-one ratio of students with a diverse range of technological devices. Here are just a few of the…

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Windows in the Classroom Tip #4: Office 365 – Creating consistency in your students’ daily lives

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTSn_z3OrpM] Teaching our students to develop time management skills and learn how to prioritise their school, work and personal lives is never an easy task. During Windows in the Classroom seminars, our education specialists teach senior leadership teams and teachers from all over New Zealand how our expectations of students can be better met with…

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Essay marking is made easy with Windows 8 app

Lucas Moffit is an independent developer who’s focus is on writing Windows 8 apps for educators. His output is impressive, with Class Seater, Lesson Coder and Teacher Professional Standards Evaluator among his portfolio of success. But his most ambitious project, Essay Marker, has just been released into the Windows Store, and it is quickly climbing…

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Office 365 – extending learning beyond the classroom

It is no secret that teachers can now become architects of the classroom experience with the endless possibilities of Office 365. In his recent blog post, Anthony Salcito, Vice President for Microsoft Education, highlighted the long list of benefits of Office 365 for Education. These benefits are certainly worth sharing. Below we have summarized Salcito’s…

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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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Greater access and reduced costs to computers in schools with Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

We’ve previously posted on Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 regarding the new features available to teachers and administrators. Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 is the latest version of the clever technology that allows you to share one computer between multiple students – saving money on hardware, power and IT management costs. It’s an ideal solution when it’s coming up…