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Microsoft Education Webinar Series

Join us in our upcoming webinars aimed at school educators and IT managers. The Inclusive Classroom Wednesday March 20th 4-5pm AEDT Presented by: Troy Waller Click to register now:  The Inclusive Classroom Webinar Microsoft's mission is to empower all people and all organisations to achieve more. The classroom is no different. Microsoft Windows and Windows-based... Read more

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Saint Stephen’s College applies coding to the curriculum, empowering students to achieve their full potential

Saint Stephen’s College is a co-ed Prep to Year 12 independent school on Queensland’s Gold Coast. With around 1,350 students, one of the core tenets of the school is to ensure students are empowered to achieve their full potential. Key to that, according to the director of eLearning, Matthew Jorgensen, is equipping students with the confidence to engage with, and... Read more

Accessibility in Examinations: Here’s what you need to know

Summary: As teachers digitise more and more classroom activities–particularly tests and exams–they need to ensure that all students, including those with disabilities, can participate in them on a level footing. Could online examinations disadvantage some of your students? It’s a question which every teacher should consider as they digitise the classroom. While digital... Read more

Digital classrooms aren’t a distraction. Here’s why.

Many people assume that devices and technology distract students and negatively affect how teachers run their lessons. That’s not the case when implementation is done purposefully, with learning tools that support existing structures in the classroom. In other words, tech doesn’t replace the teacher, but enhances their capabilities in teaching and administration. One of... Read more

Western Sydney University gives 5,000 Surface 3’s to new students

This education news from the Microsoft News Centre was good to see: Western Sydney University will provide 5,000 Microsoft Surface 3 devices to commencing students this year, as it continues to provide innovative and highly engaging learning opportunities and cements its reputation as one of Australia’s most progressive educational institutions. On Wednesday,... Read more

Translating resources for international students – and talking to your watch

Australia continues to grow our international student education sector, with a record $18.8 billion of revenue in 2014-15 from the nearly half a million international students who study at our universities, TAFEs and schools. In universities international students make up a quarter of all students, and come from over 150 countries. It makes education a key export industry for... Read more