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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

It’s back to school and back to innovation with free tools for student developers

It sneaks up on me every year. One minute, my family is fully ensconced in summer break, the next we’re deep into school supply lists and pre-work to prep for the first day back. This year, as I’ve helped my own students get ready to go back to school, I’ve been thinking about all the cool (and free!) offerings Microsoft provides to bridge the technology gap... Read more

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Teaching and learning with Minecraft—#MSFTEduChat TweetMeet and Live Event on September 17

  Announcing the September 17 TweetMeet and a new Live Event   Minecraft: Education Edition has found a place in many classrooms around the world, empowering students and teachers to take charge of their learning, boost their STEM and 21st-century skills to solve problems through inquiry, creativity and collaboration—in the immersive and fun world of... Read more

Managing engagement on Teams: Intervention or Nudges?

Teams is one of the fastest organically adopted new technologies across universities in Australia, as professional and academic staff have started using it to collaborate with their colleagues and students. This time last year, we described it as “the fastest growing business app in Microsoft history“, in use by 1/2 million organisations, and two months ago it was... Read more