Year: 2013

Office 365 sales training for partners

What's your diary like for April? How about investing one of your spare days in training for you and/or colleagues on Office 365, with a focus on strengthening your customer conversations about the transformation from traditional desktop software to cloud-delivered software services? On 28th April 2014, we’re hosting a Drumbeat Sales Readiness day for our partners’... Read more

Office 365 – Ignite Technical Training in Sydney–April 2014

Office 365 Education is based on exactly the same platform as the full-blown enterprise-grade Office 365 system used by companies globally. One of the benefits of this is that you get the same Service Level Agreements for the cloud service that one of Australia’s ASX50 companies would get. And another significant benefit is that as a user, you get access to the same training... Read more

50 Ways to Use Skype in your Classroom

reposted with kind permission from TeachThought Skype, the free, ubiquitous VOIP downloadable, offers some unique opportunities for tech-savvy teachers to get their students learning in exciting new ways. It might prove a buggy affair depending on the version, but all the same the service still makes for a phenomenal classroom tool. Read on to find out how you can put this... Read more

The world’s first School in the Cloud

The most memorable moment of the Microsoft Innovative Education Forum that I attended in the UK in 2010 was hearing Professor Sugata Mitra talking about his Hole in the Wall, and Granny Cloud projects.  Like many inspiring people, I first heard about his work through TED, in his 2008 Ted Talk “Kids can teach themselves”. Shortly before speaking at our Innovative... Read more

Windows 8 Apps for building a PLN

More and more educators see the value in building a PLN. A PLN is a Personal Learning Network that can include social media, blog reading, blog writing, social bookmarking or RSS reading. Below are a few ways you can build or keep up with your PLN over the Summer Break. Sure you might want to switch off and chill out, but sometimes catching up with the latest 'edu-trends' and... Read more

Win 8 Apps for Relaxing and Inspiring

As we all start to slow down and switch off for the summer holiday, we all start to think about which books we will read, movies and TV to catch up on and music to relax to. Below is a list of some of the best Windows 8 apps for reading, watching and listening. Books Kindle - Amazon’s well known eBook platform. Buy books at the beach, on the lounge and even while... Read more