Technology has taken learning from slate to paper to screen; from pencil to pen to stylus. Consequently, each generation of students should emerge with the skills and smarts to participate fully in the workforce of the day.
Victoria’s Eltham High School is keenly aware of the need to equip today’s students with 21st century skills, and understands that digital technologies and the cloud provide the platform that allows students to connect, collaborate and create both within and out of the classroom.… Visit the author's original post
What’s new in Microsoft Education for May?
We know educators and school leaders are always looking for the latest product updates to keep productivity, teaching, and learning maximised for their students. With that feedback in mind, we recently launched a Facebook Live video series with Teacher Ambassador Megan Townes, to recap key product and feature updates across all of the Microsoft Education communities and products, including Windows 10 devices, Office 365, Minecraft: Education Edition, Intune for Education, and more that our education customers can use every day.… Visit the author's original post
We are thrilled to announce that the 2017-2018 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) recruitment period is now open! We are currently seeking educators from around the world to join our next class of MIEEs. The self-nomination period opens April 15 and closes July 15. All self-nominations must be received during this period.
How to nominate yourself
The MIE Expert Program is an exclusive program created to recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to pave the way for their peers in the effective use of technology, for better learning and student outcomes.… Visit the author's original post
5 ways to use Sway in the classroom
We live in a highly interactive, collaborative and digital world full of colour and life. Student classrooms today need educators ready to design and present memorable, digital, multimedia-learning activities. Sway – from Microsoft and part of Office Online – is an ideal way to engage students and bring education to life in new and exciting ways.
With Sway, teachers can easily combine text, images, designs, audio, video and more to create and share inspiring lessons.… Visit the author's original post
By Megan Townes, Teacher Ambassador
A few weeks ago, I happened to spend a rare day working from the office rather than home, a school or café. I’m so glad I went into the office that day as I was handed a funky green and white laptop that I think could be a game changer for education. It’s called an Infinity:One and it’s made by One Education, a not-for-profit Australian company with a mission to ensure technology reaches the hands of students who could otherwise not afford it.… Visit the author's original post
Moving your curriculum to OneNote Class Notebook is one thing but seeing the results in the classroom is quite another. At St Helena Secondary College in Melbourne, our ICT faculty had a strategy: instead of educating teachers in all the features of Class Notebook, we simply moved our professional development program onto it — after 12 months, the results were dramatic!
The challenge: Too much time spent creating Notebooks
Four years ago, we took a leap at St Helena and became one of the first schools in Melbourne, Victoria to transfer our entire curriculum onto OneNote.… Visit the author's original post
By Travis Smith, Teacher Engagement Manager, Microsoft Australia
The world in which students use technology to learn today is vastly different from the world that existed when technology was first introduced to the classroom. Technological developments have created a thriving community of passionate educators and leaders – who all are looking for new ways to redefine learning, and help their students to achieve more both inside and outside the traditional school environment.
This month, dozens of Australia and New Zealand’s most innovative schools, teachers and leaders gathered at the Brisbane Exhibition Centre for the Australia Redefining Learning Conference.… Visit the author's original post
As many of you know, I have been working on my PhD in Individualising instruction for all learners. As part of this, I had to complete some qualitative data (Interview) analysis. I initially did all of this in Microsoft Word. All was fine, but I was struggling when it came to identifying themes. Upon concluding a Bing search, I learned that the recommended software for such a task is NVivo. I downloaded NVivo 10 and completed the relevant updates. It is an amazing piece of Software, but it has taken me about 3 hours to master. … Visit the author's original post
21CLD: What is it about Microsoft’s 21st Century Learning Design that makes your classroom into a classroom that you cannot photograph enough? This post talks of one recent learning discovery and challenges other teachers to try the same. 21CLD used as a framework enabled students to collaborate, and learn difficult concept in relevant and engaging ways.
The Challenge: I was in my Year 7 Mathematics classroom. I could not take enough photos of all that was going on quickly enough. … Visit the author's original post
As I promised here is a short re-recording of my talk I have given at the Austria Microsoft Innovation & Education Forum last week:
I gave my best to make an English version of my talk with Office Mix, so please be patient with me! Thanks again to all, who made this possible!… Visit the author's original post
First of all: Thanks to all the people and fellow teachers and friends who have joined the Microsoft Educator Webcast on Tuesday, 11th of November. I read a lot of familiar names and I am still thrilled by this event, although some small things went wrong…
I was expecting that my persentation on Office Mix should be at the end of the Webinar, but instead I was placed second, so I could not rely on Tim’s presentation, but I think the audience got my ideas.… Visit the author's original post
Quality, free and relevant Professional Development workshops do not happen often.
This September and October Microsoft will be offering a hands-on workshops across Australia with the latest technology including Windows 8.1, apps, Office 365 and devices, including the latest Surface Pro 3......(read more)… Visit the author's original post