Quick Tip video featuring New Zealand teacher Rachel Chisnall

New Zealand's very own Rachel Chisnall features on the latest Microsoft Quick Tip videos! Rachel is a secondary teacher in science and chemistry at Taieri College in Dunedin and a 2015 Microsoft Innovative Educator. It is wonderful to see a New Zealand educator on the world stage!   Whilst at the E2 Global Educator Exchange…


Latest updates to Sway, including roll out to Office 365!

It’s been an exciting month for Sway! At the U.S Ignite conference, we announced that Sway would roll out to Office 365 business and education customers and add support for more languages. Now we’re excited to announce the start of these rollouts, as well as other changes that expand the type of content you can…


Introducing Office 365 Video!

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXsJ_9lQubc:0:0] Microsoft is excited to announce that Office 365 Video has now begun its worldwide rollout to Office 365 customers!  Video is fast becoming one of the most powerful forms of communication, so this is a very exciting development for Office 365 users. Office 365 Video provides businesses and schools with a secure, organisation-wide portal…


Announcing a fantastic OneNote resource for students, teachers and administrators

The OneNote team at Microsoft have just launched www.onenoteineducation.com! Due to the positive feedback from teachers using www.onenoteforteachers.com, we've released a similar site for students and administrators too! Now when you go to OneNoteinEducation you will be able to access interactive training guides, tips and tricks and additional resources designed specifically for students, teachers or…

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Create fun, interactive classroom projects with Minecraft

Minecraft is quickly becoming one of the most popular tools in the classroom, as it is fun and engaging for students of all ages. Minecraft provides a great platform to encourage creativity, computing skills, and collaboration with their classmates.  Using Minecraft, students will learn to: Collaborate and communicate with their peers Self-direct their learning in…

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The amazing impact of a pen interface on learning

Ever wondered which device interface is best for learning? Pen, keyboard, voice, touch? There are a lot of interface options, but some are vastly more effective than others at enabling and enhancing learning. New evidence suggests that some technologies actually create barriers to learning, thinking, creating and problem-solving. In the past couple of days, Microsoft…


See what's APPening in maths and science!

Getting students engaged in maths and science can be difficult at times, right? Luckily, learning apps are here to save the day! Apps are making it easier to get students interested in a subject and passionate about learning. They help take learning to a whole other level by speaking to students in the way that they…


The latest updates on Sway Preview!

Bored of using PowerPoint for all of your presentations? While PowerPoint is great, sometimes we need a change. So, why not try Sway! Sway is a free tool that doesn't require installation. You simply open Sway.com in any browser on your PC, Mac or tablet, and get creating! Express your ideas in an entirely new…

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Transforming education with holograms and Windows 10

Introducing the revolutionary Microsoft HoloLens! Recently announced, the HoloLens will be the world's most advanced holographic computing platform. The HoloLens brings high-definition holograms to life as they seamlessly integrate with your physical places, spaces and things. The HoloLens is destined to be a great educational tool. It will provide a new medium to express creativity,…

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The latest news on the OneNote Class Notebook Creator

There have been blog posts on the OneNote Class Notebook Creator in the past, but going in to the 2015 school year we'd like to take the chance to update you on the app!   Aucklander Darrel Webster has put together a presentation using Office Mix titled "Introduction to the OneNote Class Notebook Creator". Check out this great…

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