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  • Blog Post: Free workshops on Microsoft OneNote - Hands-on Tour at Swinburne

    Yesterday I wrote about the new Lenovo Windows 8 tablets and touch laptops . Today, I've been sent details of workshops being run at Swinburne University of Technology on 24th October, with a chance to spend two and a half hours with a Lenovo Tablet PC and OneNote, learning how to use OneNote to support...
  • Blog Post: Learning about Learning Styles

    A few years ago, you couldn’t go to an education conference without hearing all about learning styles (Auditory, Visual, Tactile, Kinesthetic & Verbal). Now it’s as though it never happened – conferences are talking about personalisation, policy and Gonski. Even though it’s...
  • Blog Post: The most popular blog posts on the Office in Education blog 2011

    I keep an eye on the ‘ Office in Education’ blog , which is run by the team that create Microsoft Office over in the States. If you’ve got a list of blogs you read through an RSS reader, it’s worth adding their RSS feed to keep in touch with their news and ideas. For an idea of the kind of content they...
  • Blog Post: Cutting out paper - change printer defaults

    Continuing the month’s worth of ideas to support a New Year Resolution to cut paper use in education… In some schools it’s the students that use too much paper. They’re doing a project, and then they want to print out a draft of their work (or even a draft of the first paragraph of their work), to see...
  • Blog Post: Cutting out paper - send your lesson notes home electronically

    Continuing the month’s worth of ideas to support a New Year Resolution to cut paper use in education… Send homework assignments electronically You know that your students now have enough electronic devices in their pockets to sink a Sydney Harbour ferry - so how about using that as an excuse to cut the...
  • Blog Post: 26 free apps for teachers

    I’ve often blogged about individual free downloads on this blog . But how about one massive list of free apps for teachers from Microsoft? It’s not a complete list of everything, but it captures the key things that you might want to download and install on your teachers’ and students’...
  • Blog Post: OneNote on iPad and iPod - how to use it with the web and PC version for teaching and learning

    Earlier today I wrote about the release of OneNote for iPad and iPod , and I promised I’d describe a scenario of using it in teaching and learning. I’ve tried to describe how it can be used by a teacher to make their teaching easier, share more information with their students, and support out of school...
  • Blog Post: OneNote on iPad just released - with an updated OneNote for iPod app too

    OneNote has been described as one of Microsoft’s best kept secrets in education, because it’s a tool that most teachers and students find incredibly useful…once they’ve seen it. The challenge is that many, many people haven’t used it simply because they didn’t know...
  • Blog Post: Five ways Microsoft OneNote can help students with dyslexia stay organised

    There was a time when students with special needs faced a choice (made for them by their school!) of either using a standard computer, and struggling, or spending large amounts on specific special needs software. These days, accessibility has been built into so many areas of standard software (eg all...
  • Blog Post: Why Moodle is better on SharePoint

    Earlier today I wrote about installing Moodle on SharePoint , in order to improve the capabilities of the system, and improving the experience for your staff and students. Although I summarised some of the benefits of doing this, I thought it was worth expanding the list out (with the help of my friend...
  • Blog Post: The perfect student laptop?

    Overnight, the Student PC offer for Australian students came out, which is a package with Dell of a high-specification laptop, and all of the main software that a student needs, including Windows 7 Ultimate (which means that they can be connected to a domain network at campus), Office 2010 (which include...
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