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Join us in Texas for TCEA 2019 on Feb. 4-8

We’re excited to once again be a Premier Sponsor of the TCEA Annual Convention, which is hailed as a crucial catalyst for education transformation. The 39th annual convention will showcase over 1,000 informative sessions and hands-on workshops, not to mention access to the latest EdTech resources. Microsoft’s conference lineup is jam-packed with engaging activities and... Read more

Podcast: #EduTechTalks #1 – Managing Your School’s Devices

For a while now, my good friend and colleague Amit Pawar and I have been talking about launching a podcast to talk about the crossover of technology and education. After a bit of back and forth, we have finally made it happen (with a lot of help from Liezl Milan!) In this first episode, we discuss why you should manage devices, the role of an MDM in supporting this, and how... Read more

“The only thing you need is what I call the 3D Model — you need Drive, you need Direction, and you need Discipline to create impact and see the results.” – Waqas Shafique, Pakistan

December 13, 2018 “The only thing you need is what I call the 3D Model — you need Drive, you need Direction, and you need Discipline to create impact and see the results.” – Waqas Shafique, Pakistan Waqas ShafiqueMaster Trainer & Coordinator (ICT Initiatives & Digital Literacy)Millennium Education/Future World [email protected] As a... Read more

Using OneNote has utterly transformed the way we teach at Myddelton College

Myddelton College opened its doors to students at the start of September 2016 with a particular aim in mind: to truly prepare young people for life and work in the 21st century. Our vision was for a child's educational experience to resemble a modern workflow, a much more collaborative exercise than a traditional education delivers, between pupils themselves and between pupils... Read more

Reblog: Minecraft & Education Make Sense Together

Last June something I never expected happened. I found myself speaking before a crowded room of European Union members, think tanks, NGOs, industry representatives, policymakers and their kids about my books and the incredibly influential game Minecraft. Why were they interested? I was talking about how my Minecrafter books and the game that inspired them can be useful in... Read more