Register for this years NZ Catholic Education Convention

Microsoft is a prime sponser at this years New Zealand Catholic Education Covention. This event brings together people from 239 schools, 30 Early Childhood Services and various tertiary institutions providing new possibilities and experiences to enhance learning processes within education.  The theme of the Convention is Nga Taonga – living the treasure.  Microsoft will be presenting at four of the sessions,…


A day in the life of a teacher with Office 365 for education

  A desire that many school IT administrators, senior leadership, teachers and students have when working with technology that surrounds them in the classroom, at home or in a mobile situation is to know that the technology provider understands the users typical daily work requirements. We have previously showcased some of the fundamental reasons why the…


Join us for the "21st Century Learning: Microsoft’s View" Seminar with Anthony Salcito!

Anthony Salcito is Microsoft’s worldwide leader for Education, and  you have the opportunity to hear him discuss the global trends impacting education and the responses he is seeing in other countries.  Anthony will touch on the research programmes into 21st Century learning which Microsoft is supporting, and how these are informing Microsoft’s strategy to deliver real impact…


Why Microsoft: Office and Office Web Apps, high fidelity documents across desktop and cloud.

We’ve been having a lot of discussions with schools regarding their options when wanting to access and edit their Office documents online through a browser. Staff and students are confident and satisfied with a rich interface and tools within Microsoft Office on Windows desktops and Mac’s but they desire to extend this access online when users are mobile or on…


NZ Educator Hailed For Innovation

Julia Breen, who won an Innovative Educator Award at the 2011 New Zealand Partners in Learning Forum, doesn’t take “no” for an answer when it comes to innovating in the classroom. After being told her plans to bring television studio technology to the classroom were out of reach, the Physical Education teacher secured low-cost resources to meet…


Microsoft Lync Server 2010 for Schools

Microsoft Lync is a new connected user experience transforming every communication into an interaction that is more collaborative, engaging, and accessible from anywhere. For IT, the benefits are equally powerful, with a highly secure and reliable system that works with existing tools and systems for easier management, lower cost of ownership, smoother deployment and migration, and…


Integrating Kinect into classrooms around the world! Teachers bring learning to life with engaging and immersive experiences for students.

Capturing students’ interest and making concepts come alive in a personalised way can be a challenge for educators in this technology and gadget-driven world. The popularity of gaming outside the classroom makes it an appealing and exciting platform for kids inside the classroom. Gaming can be a revolutionary technology that provides an immersive content experience,…