Month: May 2018

Episode 8: IT IQ Series – Predictive analytics: the “cheat-sheet” for more personalised teaching?

Summary: By detecting learning difficulties before it’s too late, predictive analytics can help teachers gain a far deeper understanding of their students–and how to solve their issues. Can technology help teachers get the best out of their students? With Australia’s education system struggling to compete globally, many teachers face growing pressure to do more, with... Read more

Join Microsoft and Australasia’s Education Community at EduTECH Australia 2018

June is looking to be pretty exciting as EduTECH Australia 2018 kicks off, bringing together educators, leaders and futurists from across Asia Pacific and Australia to share, discuss and breathe in the latest developments for education and technology. This year’s EduTECH is going to be bigger and better than ever, so if you’re an educator excited about the potential of... Read more

The secret to digital learning from a 40-year teaching veteran

The Microsoft Innovation Educator (MIE) Expert program connects high-potential teachers across Australia – and from around the world – to share their vision and expertise in applying technology to the classroom. We caught up with Margaret Simkin, teacher-librarian and Head of Information Services at Hamilton College, to discover how she became an unlikely champion for... Read more

Episode 7: IT IQ Series – Mobile devices are transforming classrooms. Here’s how to use them for good.

Summary: The right device strategy can help educators utilise devices to their full potential to enrich learning, while equipping students with digital skills of the future. Can digital devices help educators craft future-ready learning experiences? With over 75% of future jobs requiring proficiency in STEM skills and digital literacy, how can Australian educators today use... Read more

NAPLAN is going online – here are 4 ways to get your devices ready

Australian schools are moving swiftly to adopt digital-first education models. In May, the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will start to transition from paper-based tests to online tests, which automatically adapt to students’ performance and provide teachers with more targeted, detailed, and timely information on students’ results. The shift... Read more