Category: Education Highlights

Microsoft Imagine Cup 2018: Meet Europe’s challengers for the $100,000 prize

From environmental sustainability, protecting human rights, empowering the disabled and disadvantaged, driving up literacy rates and much more, technological innovation has the power to make our world a better place. That’s where initiatives like Microsoft’s Imagine Cup come in – helping to encourage the brightest and best students to develop world-changing... Read more

Accessibility in Examinations: Here’s what you need to know

Summary: As teachers digitise more and more classroom activities–particularly tests and exams–they need to ensure that all students, including those with disabilities, can participate in them on a level footing. Could online examinations disadvantage some of your students? It’s a question which every teacher should consider as they digitise the classroom.... Read more

All Teachers Are Welcome: Immersion Session 14th July

In July, the NZ MIE Experts will hold their inaugural hui. This event will bring experts from across New Zealand, and speakers from across the world to Microsoft House in Auckland for a weekend of professional learning, collaboration and networking. We’re opening the doors to all TEACHERS on Saturday 14 July from 1.15 through to 4:3pm across three sessions –... Read more

Digital learning: distraction or default for the future?

Summary: Technologies like VR and AR are taking over classrooms – and for many teachers, that’ll prove a good thing. The use of mobile devices, virtual reality and augmented reality in learning still draws a mixed bag of reactions from educators. But recent developments in digital learning technologies suggest that virtual learning will not only become a natural... Read more

Serbia’s New Technologies in Education event brings teachers together

In Serbia, the British Council’s New Technologies in Education event, run in partnership with Microsoft, has recently concluded its fifth year, bringing together educators, students, policy makers and more, with one key goal – to improve the quality of education through best practices and the use of technology. The conference brought together teaching and... Read more

Dictation comes to Office 365 and Immersive Reader gets support for Adverb highlighting

School’s Out for Summer but the Learning Never Ends As teachers know, students enter the classroom with a wide range of learning styles, experiences, and abilities, not to mention personalities! Providing multiple modes of expression helps every student communicate their ideas and connect with others - valuable skills that will serve them well throughout their personal... Read more