Tag: Devices

Are outdated computers reverting students to a prehistoric era?

3 reasons why there’s an increased need to get rid of keyboards and move to pen-based computers for today’s students. If today’s educators continue to encourage the use of keyboards instead of digital ink and paper, they run the risk of being a ‘pager’ teacher in a smart phone world, holding on to a past that has outlived its usefulness and limits students’... Read more

Microsoft Surface Vs Apple iPad in high school classrooms

In my role as a high school teacher, I have three devices from which to work: a laptop, an Apple iPad Air 2 and a Microsoft Surface Pro. Whilst the first two are supplied by my school, the Surface is something I have personally purchased. Yet people wonder why I only ever use the Surface whilst the other two gather dust on my staffroom desk. Short answer: because the Surface... Read more

John Paul College – Equipping technology confidence for the future

John Paul College in Queensland prides itself on delivering enhanced learning experiences for students and equipping them for the future. The college has junior to senior levels of education, including Prep to year 12 levels with more than 2000 devices connected to the college network. Currently the college uses these Microsoft products: Windows 10 Education Apps Office 365... Read more

Next Level Learning – NSW Education Roadshow

Quality, free, relevant and hands-on education technology workshops do not happen often. This May and June Microsoft will be offering a hands-on workshops across NSW with the latest technology including Windows 8.1, apps, Office 365 and devices, including the latest Surface 3. Want to make the most of your students’ love of mobile technology? How about getting your hands... Read more

Back to School and BYOD – What do students really need from their devices?

Is your school starting a BYOD Program this year? Wondering what information to give parents to ensure they purchase the right device? Below and at the Microsoft and Intel Parent Guide to School Devices website, there’s a simple list of 11 items that we think should be included in all school devices. Necessary 10” Minimum screen, touchscreen and keyboard –... Read more