Category Archives: Feedback

Feedback strategy guides STEM uptake of wireless; video tools

Like many schools, All Hallows’ School in Brisbane is experimenting with stylus-enabled devices for STEM topics. What makes us different is our strategy. For the past 18 months, our technology adoption has been guided by a single, clear aim: to enhance the speed, quality and impact of teacher feedback. The results are terrific.

Step 1 for stylus: formulate your strategy

All Hallows began using tablet devices over three years ago. We saw the combination of stylus, tablet and OneNote as a great trio for taking class-work fully digital.Visit the author's original post

Showcase Classroom FAQs – Using OneNote for engaging feedback

showcase-classroom-cropped-logoWe have seen thousands of educators, colleges and universities come through the Showcase Classroom, each at a different stage in their journey of digital transformation, and in every session we are asked a range of questions about our technology and how it can make a real impact in the classroom. These questions and discussions will form the basis of our Showcase Classroom blog series, where we will be sharing the insights, experiences, tips & tricks and more, from those who pass through the Showcase Classroom.Visit the author's original post

7 great ways to hit the ground running this school year

Guest post by Helen Gooch, Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer. Connect with Helen on the Educator Community. 

List of new students for your class. Check! 

Classroom arranged for optimal learning styles. Check! 

Bulletin boards done. Check! 

Now let’s discover seven great ways to hit the ground running this school year by getting your curriculum ready, getting to know your students, and helping your class get started with technology. 

By putting together some tools that will help you to deliver highly effective lessons, you will be set up for the year ahead and hit the ground running.Visit the author's original post

OneNote Redefines Educational Apps: Part 2

We are half way along the list of ten ways to use OneNote as part of your first lesson of the year, and so far I am hoping that you can’t wait to finish the post so that you can get to work. OneNote is redefining educational apps due to its scope...(read more)Visit the author's original post

OneNote Redefines Educational Apps: Part 2

We are half way along the list of ten ways to use OneNote as part of your first lesson of the year, and so far I am hoping that you can’t wait to finish the post so that you can get to work. OneNote is redefining educational apps due to its scope and possibilities. Educational apps like OneNote are rare, and with the rollout of Office 2016, OneNote will have even better features like the ability to embed videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Office Mix and Office 365 Video repository.… Visit the author's original post

Envisioning a future in Education – Teacher Collaboration

It is impossible to envision what the future classroom would look like, but this post explores what is possible with technology that is already here today and focussing specifically on teacher collaboration and sharing.  I will lay my cards on the table at the start and declare my bias for Microsoft technologies. Therefore, this article will unashamedly speak mostly of these tools that I think are awesome, along with other tools that maybe aren’t out of the Microsoft suite.

Teacher collaboration and sharing: The technology is already here with Skype, Twitter, Yammer, Facebook, Pinterest, Email and Pinterest.… Visit the author's original post

One Note Online and the Surface Pro 3: A student’s best friend.

According to the Arafeh, Levin, Rainie, & Lenhart (2002), teachers today have not learned to change their teaching practices to depict the way students today learn naturally. Not only are students entering a different world, they are learning differently.  With the focus not on whether the answer is correct or incorrect, the teacher needs to avail students to the opportunities to think abstractly and look for both a variety of answers, along with a variety of ways to arrive at a successful answers. … Visit the author's original post

The Top Microsoft in the Classroom blog posts of 2014

This blog has been sharing the best of Microsoft in the Classroom since late 2013. We thought you might like a recap of the most popular posts since we began. We dived into the statistics to check out what was read, shared and re-read the most. Below are our top 12 posts. Why not use your holiday time to catch up on the best of our best?

Interestingly OneNote was our big star. This was no surprise to us at the Microsoft Education Team in Australia as we all love OneNote and use it in our daily work.… Visit the author's original post

Feedback in the classroom: How to make it valuable for your students


It's important that educators around the world know how to give valuable feedback in the classroom. I believe it should be taught explicitly when training teachers so that they can consistently be giving valuable feedback in the classroom.



Studies have shown that giving valuable feedback in class can 

"enhance learning when there is a discrepancy between what is understood and what is aimed to be understood. It can increase effort, motivation, or engagement to reduce this discrepancy, and/or it can increase cue searching and task processes that lead to understanding (thus reducing this discrepancy)." (Hattie & Timperley, 2007)

There are three main questions asked by a teacher and/or student which must be answered to generate valuable feedback: Where am I going?Visit the author's original post