Month: March 2018

How to build a chat bot in 10 minutes

Written by Natalie Afshar This blog post is inspired by a workshop on Azure and Chatbots by Ray Fleming at the Microsoft Learning Partner Summit in January 2018. It was Arthur C Clarke’s third law that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."  And Ray Kurzweil, who likened modern day technology to the spells and magic in Harry Potter:... Read more

Make the Most of Microsoft Teams!

Microsoft Teams for Education Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place. Educators can create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff – all from a single experience in Office 365 for Education. The following videos break down how to get started with... Read more

Windows Mixed Reality Headsets

Written by Natalie Afshar This previous blog post about Windows Mixed reality involved lots of products that are free, and if you want to give your students a completely immersive world, a Mixed Reality headset, there is a broad ecosystem of options available in the mixed reality space, at various price points. Mid-Range: Lenovo and Dell A mid-range option is the Windows Mixed... Read more

Episode 4: IT IQ Series – AI will soon power students and schools’ growth. Why?

Summary: AI will not only prove essential as part of students’ learning experiences, but also play a major role in how efficiently Australia’s education sector grows. Will artificial intelligence (AI) make students smarter? AI has already made its way onto the agenda of Australia’s education policymakers, who’ve acknowledged that time is of the essence if we’re to... Read more

Mixed Reality for everyone through Windows 10

Written by Natalie Afshar What exactly is mixed reality? And how does it compare with augmented reality and virtual reality? Well, virtual reality (VR) usually involves a fully immersive virtual experience including head mounted displays, while augmented reality (AR) involves an overlay of content on the real world, and mixed reality (MR) takes it one step further where the... Read more

Analytics on the go with Power BI

Written by Natalie Afshar With the Power BI app available on phones and tablets, you can quickly seek out answers to the questions you have while on the go. See this video of Broadclyst School in the UK who have been using predictive analytics with Power BI to group students according to specific needs, and allow teachers to deliver lessons based on a child’s learning style.... Read more