OneNote Class NoteBook Creator – making collaboration between students and teachers easy!

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODQNOqNeXXI:0:0] In the words of Anthony Salcito, Vice President for Microsoft Worldwide Education, "sometimes all it takes for an amazing project to be born is the ability to listen." "It was March 2013, and Jonathan Grudin was attending the Workshop on the Impact of Pen and Touch Technology on Education (WIPTTE). It’s not immediately apparent…


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….


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…


Microsoft announces $1M grant for High Tech Youth Network

Microsoft New Zealand is donating $1 million in cash, software and services investment to the High Tech Youth Network, designed to provide pathways for young, underserved Kiwis into the IT industry. Speaking yesterday at One Tree Hill College in Penrose, Microsoft NZ Managing Director, Paul Muckleston made the announcement in front of Prime Minister John Key, who…


NCEA Hub: The coolest new Education app in the Windows Store!

We are very excited to announce the NZ created, NCEA Hub app, which is only available in the Windows Store! Students are now able to track their progress towards achieving an NCEA qualification throughout the school year and look up information on NCEA standards and subjects. The app allows students working towards a Level 1, Level…


Getting Started with the OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers: A Walkthrough for Teachers

This post was originally blogged on the Microsoft Office website. You can access it here. The OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers is an App for SharePoint Online that helps you set up OneNote in your class. This tool will create a class notebook, which includes three types of sub-notebooks: Student Notebooks – private notebooks that…

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Building formative assessment into game-based learning – an innovative example!

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c2-kYxNyMc#t=10:0:0] Game-based learning (GBL) is an innovative practice that is working to engage kids in learning important 21st century skills and content. In this sixth grade classroom at Quest to Learn, ongoing feedback is embedded throughout the course of a collaborative geography game called Galactic Mappers. Check it out! Game-based learning is predicted to take the…


Student Advantage now available – the best way to get Office for your students

It is our pleasure to announce that, beginning 1st December 2013, every school in New Zealand that licences Office for staff and faculty is eligible to get Office 365 Pro Plus for students at no additional cost. The Student Advantage benefit will support schools’ BYOD and 1:1 Learning programmes, enabling students to have the full…


Microsoft names three local Surface resellers

We are very pleased to announce that Microsoft New Zealand has this week introduced its Surface portfolio to our local business channel via three partners. Effective from the 1st October 2013, the resellers which will stock the Surface portfolio are New Era, Cyclone Computers and Telco Technology Services (TTS). In addition to offering Microsoft’s extended warranty…


Announcing Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, and new Surface Accessories

Today, in New York, Microsoft announced the next generation of the Surface family of devices and accessories. You can preorder and find out everything you need to know here about the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and the new accessories, all available for preorder in New Zealand soon! Check out the video below, and get excited!…