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Get ready for NAPLAN Online

Posted by Amanda Bowen on Nov 17, 2016 11:16:34 AM

NAPLAN testing for Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 will start to move online from 2017 onwards. Is your school ready?

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Topics: Microsoft in the Classroom, Microsoft, BYOD, laptops, NAPLAN

Office 365 in Education Updates

Posted by Amanda Bowen on Jun 28, 2016 10:04:14 AM
This year will see updates to Office 365 Education that will make it easier for teachers to to teach, for students to learn and IT admins to set it up and manage it all!

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Topics: Microsoft in the Classroom, Microsoft, Office 365, Microsoft Office

OneNote Class Notebook Add-In

Posted by Amanda Bowen on Jun 23, 2016 3:35:41 PM

OneNote Class Notebook is a great tool, one that we saw showcased in our Microsoft in the Classroom series across five locations in the South East corner of Queensland last year. 

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Topics: Microsoft in the Classroom, One Note, One Note Class Notebook

Appy Days for Microsoft in Education

Posted by Matthew Jorgensen on May 18, 2016 1:54:17 PM

The fact is that the Windows Store is bursting at the seams with juicy educational apps ripe for the picking. Many teachers are not aware of this, and because sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know, I want to share some of my favourites with you. 

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Topics: Microsoft, Apps, Microsoft in the Classroom, Microsoft Education Australia, Minecraft, Windows Store, Music Maker Jam, Doodleinator, Turtle!, Physamajig

Microsoft in the Classroom in 2016

Posted by Amanda Bowen on Dec 15, 2015 1:42:49 PM

Technology has become an essential part of children’s education and Microsoft has been helping to prepare students for their futures with Windows and Office in the classroom. Microsoft offers end-to-end solutions for education and believes that technology can help inspire students and empower teachers to achieve more.

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Topics: Office 365, Microsoft Office, Microsoft in the Classroom, One Note, Microsoft Education Australia

The Power of Microsoft, OneNote and an Active Pen

Posted by Dylan Mapp on Jun 22, 2015 2:00:00 PM

This is a sponsored post from Microsoft; all opinions are my own.

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Topics: Microsoft Office, Microsoft in the Classroom, One Note

Office Sway in the Classroom

Posted by Amanda Bowen on Jun 21, 2015 3:18:00 PM

This post is part of a sponsored series from Microsoft Education Australia.  Microsoft want to put powerful and affordable devices in the hands of every student to help develop 21st century skills and increase their engagement at school.

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Topics: Microsoft, Office Sway, Microsoft in the Classroom

Acer Switch 10 Pro For Education

Posted by Brad Dargusch on Apr 14, 2015 7:51:00 PM

Can a machine be brilliant? The Aspire Switch 10 thinks so. With a Full HD display that reveals bright colors and crisp, clear text, it delivers a lifelike visual experience. The Gorilla® Glass 3 display protects against scratches and improves durability. Moving smoothly between four modes, the Aspire Switch 10 boosts productivity no matter where your journey takes you.

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Topics: Acer, Microsoft, Microsoft in the Classroom, acer switch 10

Maximise The Power of Microsoft in the Classroom; Save On Hardware

Posted by Dylan Mapp on Mar 19, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Whilst I was in a school the other day, talking with the IT team and the Business Manager, it became very evident that no student (or teacher for that matter) gets through their day with just one electronic device on the network.

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Topics: Microsoft, Microsoft in the Classroom

BYOD: Does my child need a Chromebook, iPad or Windows device?

Posted by Brad Dargusch on Feb 9, 2015 9:30:00 AM

This is a Microsoft-sponsored post. All opinions are the Author's.

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Topics: BYOD, iPad, Windows 8, Microsoft in the Classroom, Chromebook

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