Teacher Ambassadors in Dunedin April 20th

Listen up educators from around Dunedin! Microsoft is coming your way! Our Teacher Ambassadors will be in Dunedin on Wednesday 20th April 2016 at Taieri College. They will be doing a free all-day session there and all educators/teachers are welcome to come along! In case you haven't been to a Teacher Ambassador session before I'll give…

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Welcome to our Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts!

We would like to extend a special welcome to our new Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts! New Zealand now has 58 MIE Experts! This is a real testament to the outstanding work that New Zealand teachers are doing with technology innovation in their classrooms. We are looking forward to working with this outstanding group of educators throughout 2016. …

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Innovative teacher taking learning to the next level at Kerikeri High School

At Microsoft we love hearing from awesome, real-life educators in the New Zealand community. Today we are placing the spotlight on Bridget Crooks, an inspirational teacher in the far north of New Zealand. Bridget is a Drama and Performing Arts Technology teacher at Kerikeri High School. On a daily basis, Bridget strives to provide the…

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10 ways to get ahead with Windows 10 in the classroom

We want to help make teacher's lives a little bit easier! Here are some simple tips and tricks on how the new features in Windows 10 (free to upgrade) save time for teachers and make learning more fun for students. For more extensive training on using Windows 10 in the classroom, check out our Quick…

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Christchurch's St Andrew's College reflects on Surface Pro 3 use

This post has been re-blogged from Sam McNeill's StAC e-Learning Stories blog. Microsoft is excited to share this feedback on how the Surface Pro 3 has performed at St Andrew's College, and how it has simplified teaching and learning.  As we approach the first anniversary of the Surface Pro 3 release in New Zealand, I’ve…

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Announcing Sway General Availability, Windows 10 app and more!

We are excited to announce that Microsoft's digital storytelling app, Sway, is moving from Preview to General Availability! Sway is also moving beyond First Release and rolling out to all eligible Office 365 for business and education customers worldwide. This makes it possible for many additional businesses, schools and other organisations to start using Sway…

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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…

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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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Helping educators get the most out of OneNote with OneNoteforTeachers.com

By now you have most likely heard about the revolutionary tool called OneNote which is taking the education world by storm! OneNote is an incredibly useful program for teachers and students alike. Here's just a few things that OneNote can do…   Educators can create digital notebooks that: Save time by efficiently organising teaching files…

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Should computer science be a compulsory subject in New Zealand schools?

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKIu9yen5nc:0:0] Computer science. Most of us don't know what it really entails. What is computer science? How is it taught? How is it used in real life? Quite often it is seen as intimidating, an item for the 'too hard basket'.  Because of this most current students, and even more adults, don't know the first…

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