Activate ‘Rewa – Joining the Manurewa Community of Learning For A Day

Last week, the Microsoft New Zealand Education team had a chance to join the teachers across the Manurewa Community of Learning for a fun day of STEM related activities. Anne Taylor (Education Lead) and Sam McNeill (Education Solution Specialist) presented one of the keynotes, whilst Otako Kaufusi (Teacher Engagement Manager) and Sam also ran breakout…

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Teaching Girls A.I. On 125th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage In New Zealand

For a small country at the bottom of the world, New Zealand has been a world leader and a world beater in many different areas. This week, we are celebrating the 125th anniversary of 19th September 1893 when the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.  As a…

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VR + maths = mind blowing!

This article first appeared in the Interface Magazine May 2018 edition and has been republished with the kind permission of the editors of Interface. You can see the rest of the great articles here. Known for his digital innovation and creativity in teaching, the Microsoft HoloLens team knew Subash Chandar K was just the person…

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Microsoft Trial in a Box

Thinking about the future of your school device platform? Let us show you how easy it is with Windows10 and powerful low-cost devices….and you can keep the devices! Schools have been telling us they’re looking for easy to manage and great low-cost devices for their students and classrooms.   Microsoft NZ is pleased to offer you…

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Minecraft: Education Edition and STEAM Training

Minecraft: Education Edition is an excellent platform to deliver game based learning in your classroom and assist students to develop in the critical STEAM subjects of: Science Technology Engineering Arts Maths Using Technology Better are going to delivering a number of workshops around the North Island from February 22nd 2018 through to 1st March 2018:  …

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STEM Jobs Of Tomorrow

Both the Education and the Technology sectors are full of buzz words and acronyms, with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) being one of the biggest ones out there. This morning I’ve returned from a couple of weeks of vacation and seen a new website aimed at linking the jobs of the future with STEM: http://www.makewhatsnext.com/careers/ The interesting…

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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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The IT Cloud Skills Gap

It is no secret that many countries are facing an increasing talent deficit in light of the economic crisis and the current shortage of skills necessary to fill new jobs in the private sector. New Zealand is no exception. Brad Smith, Microsoft Executive Vice President and General Counsel, states “The economy faces a paradox: Too…

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