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  • Blog Post: PiL Program Spotlights–John Fawkner College

    John Fawkner College is a small 7 – 12 secondary school located 18km from the CBD in Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs. Approximately 450 students are enrolled at the college with approximately 120 of these students participating in the off-site Sports Education Development Australia (SEDA) program. The college...
  • Blog Post: PiL Spotlight: Edge Hill State School

      Edge Hill is a primary school situated approximately 8km from the centre of Cairns in Far North Queensland. The school has a proud tradition of providing innovative, quality education to students from P- 7. With an enrolment of over 1000 students and a teaching staff of 50+, our school is a bustling...
  • Blog Post: PiL Program Spotlights–Kedron State High School

    Established in 1956, Kedron State High School is one of the most successful multi-cultural high schools in Brisbane. Located in the northern metropolitan area, the school’s hard working staff and dedicated students achieve outstanding results in academia, music and sport. The student population of just...
  • Blog Post: Partners in Learning Schools Program 2011 Report

    “Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.” Apollinaire Abstract & Summary The Microsoft Partners in Learning schools program brings 20 of Australia’s best government K-12 institutions...
  • Blog Post: PiL Program Spotlights – Horsham West / Haven Primary School

    By Brendan Bush, Craig Amos & Ben Miatke, Horsham West-Haven Primary School Our school is a dual campus P-6 Primary School located on the western fringe of Horsham and at Haven, which is 5 kilometres south of Horsham. Approximately 580 students attend the Horsham West campus and approximately...
  • Blog Post: PiL Program Spotlight – Quinns Beach Primary School

    Quinns Beach Primary School (QBPS) is a level 5 school situated 15 kilometres north of Joondalup. Students attending the school are characteristically from the suburb of Quinns Rocks. There are currently 680 students enrolled from P-7. The school is a member of the 2012 Partners in Learning Innovative...
  • Blog Post: Pilot Program Spotlight–Merrylands East Public School

    Learning, Learning Learning and Learning Merrylands East Public School (MEPS) is situated on traditional Aboriginal Dharruk land, near the main central business district of Parramatta. The student population is drawn from over 40 socio-cultural backgrounds predominately from Pacific Island, African,...
  • Blog Post: Technologies Promises to Education

    In a recent speech at the National Association of Independent Schools Conference in Seattle, USA, Bill Gates talked about technologies can help increase the impact of teaching and learning. There is no doubt that a lot has been promised, a lot is possible and perhaps all the dreams and promises have...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2012 – Getting Creative…….

    "We get educated out of creativity" Ken Robinson I was looking back at some TED talks this morning and came across the rather hilarious talk by Sir Ken Robinson, 'Do schools kill creativity? ' It got me thinking, surely this isn't always the case? Creativity is one of the 21st century skills...
  • Blog Post: Accessibility Resources for Education

    For more than 20 years, Microsoft has been committed to building accessibility into our products and services , and we are equally dedicated to providing accessibility resources for both students and educators. An estimated 186 million children with disabilities worldwide have not completed their primary...
  • Blog Post: Bringing Mathematics to Life

    Mathematics is commonly a subject that student engagement can be difficult to ensure and is certainly the cause of serious frustration to many students. Regardless of the constraints and difficulties of bringing a prescribed mathematics curriculum into a 21st century teaching and learning environment...
  • Blog Post: Game based learning

    In recent years computer Games Based Learning, or playful learning has started to gain more cohesion in classrooms as a powerful learning and teaching methodology. There are so many different games and ways to bring gaming into your lessons just like Alice Leung, the 2012 Microsoft Australia Innovative...
  • Blog Post: ChronoZoom – Making big history real

    Today while looking around Microsoft Research, I came across a new product called ChronoZoom. This turned out to be one of the coolest eduction products I've found in a long time. ChronoZoom is a collaborative project from University of California, Berkeley and Moscow State University working in the...
  • Blog Post: PALnet Professional Learning Opportunity

    What Happens when you CONNECT learning-leaders DIRECTLY with RESEARCHER S ??? Next week, Dr Maria Langworthy will deliver a free webinar via www.palnet.edu.au You can pose questions/ suggest direction ahead of time through a dedicated Palnet Forum and ‘post webinar’, you can engage with Maria and her...
  • Blog Post: DeforestACTION- Live Event

    DeforestACTION is a project created and owned by young people from around the world. It is supported by a number of industry and NGO partners who strongly believe that old models of reform are not working and young people deserve the chance to have a say in the condition of the planet they are going...
  • Blog Post: Canberra INSPIRES 2012 Innovative Pilot Schools…..

      The brand new INSPIRE Centre in University of Canberra hosted the first Partners in Learning Pilot Schools Program forum of 2012. I would like to thank all our participants and everyone involved in preparing and delivering for a very successful two days. Expertly lead by our facilitators Joan...
  • Blog Post: Explore the stars with WorldWide Telescope

    If you could travel the stars where would you go? Let your students decide which planet they want to visit first using this online interactive planetarium. WWT is a powerful virtual telescope that helps students visualise and understand our vast cosmos. It inspires learners to explore, to ask questions...
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