Category: K-12

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St Francis Xavier College unleashes Teams power with teachers-first strategy

Parachuting new technology into the classroom and simply hoping for the best is at best wildly optimistic. Certainly it was not an approach that resonated for Phil Sakellaridis, Director of Digital Learning at St Francis Xavier College, one of Australia’s largest secondary schools with 3200 students and 490 staff spread across three campuses in Melbourne’s south... Read more

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AI for Good Challenge uncovers tomorrow’s innovators in Australia’s schools today

About the Challenge The world that students will enter as adults will be different to the world we inhabit today – not least because many of those students will help design it. Microsoft’s AI for Good Challenge was designed as an opportunity for all high school students to ideate solutions that use artificial intelligence to make a positive impact in their world. The... Read more

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Adelaide Botanic High taps into technology to teach for tomorrow today

“Tomorrow today” is the forward-facing motto of Adelaide Botanic High School which opened its doors to the first intake of students in early 2019. The $100 million vertical school, based in Adelaide’s city fringe, will add more students each year until 2020 when it is expected to have 1,500 pupils enrolled across years 7-12. Instead of conventional classrooms it has... Read more

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Office 365 and OneDrive deliver the digital glue for a college in transition

A perennial challenge of digital transformation programs is managing the transition period between the old and the new when rip-and-replace is simply impossible. At St James College, a Catholic school in Bentleigh East, Victoria, which teaches over 400 boys in years 7-10, a four-year digital transformation program, which will see student iPads gradually replaced with... Read more

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Brisbane Catholic Education simplifies change management, boosts learning outcomes for all

Brisbane Catholic Education delivers services, programs and resources to 141 schools across South East Queensland – supporting the education of 73,000 students and the needs of 12,000 staff. Core to its success is Office 365 which has been deployed as the core learning and collaboration platform for the entire network. Office 365 and Microsoft Teams now underpins all... Read more

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Edumazing rolls out Minecraft EE, elevating Human Literacy at Sandringham PS

Georgina Pazzi brings a fresh lens to learning – a lens that she defines as Human Literacy. While literacy and numeracy are important, Pazzi believes a focus just on those elements robs a child of their full potential to learn. Instead, Human Literacy - which melds the social, the physical, the intellectual, the cultural and the emotional - brings deeper learning... Read more