Category: Teachers

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Announcing our new podcast: Artificial Intelligence in Education

Dan Bowen and Ray Fleming, from our Microsoft Australia Education team, have put their voices together to create a new podcast series, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education Podcast. Over the coming weeks they'll be talking about what artificial intelligence is, and what it  could be used for in schools, colleges and universities. It isn't a technical conversation, but... Read more

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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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Microsoft Helpful Resources for Educators

Empowering every educator and student to achieve more with the best Microsoft resources, training and tips for education.   News & Resources From products to devices to training, we’ve got you covered: microsoft.com/education   Want to keep up-to-date with the latest education news? Check out our blog for an inside look at the people, places and... Read more

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Kristine Kopelke transforms professional development with Learning Hub

Like many teachers Kristine Kopelke wears a number of hats. One of them is a very big hat indeed. Beside teaching digital technologies at Queensland’s Meridan State College, Kopelke is the manager of the Contemporary Learning Hub based at the college. The Hub provides professional development (PD) through online and face to face workshops for educators across... Read more

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Learning for all

This article is part 4 of a 4 part series previously hosted on BBC. From robots to smart pens, tech can help teachers create an inclusive classroom. At Ulladulla High School, close to the ocean in New South Wales, Year 7 student Jacob dreams of being a coder. That might not seem so unusual, yet he lives with a rare condition called oculocutaneous albinism, which makes it... Read more

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Cracking the code

This article is part 3 of a 4 part series previously hosted on BBC. Learning to program develops a raft of 21st-century skills When the visionary mathematician and programmer Seymour Paperts first introduced the idea of computers in the classroom in the 1960s, it seemed like science fiction. Even the new minicomputers were the size of a cupboard, cost several times the... Read more