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Getting Smart recently created this awesome infographic on what schools need to implement blended learning. As the infographic describes, blended learning is more than electronic textbooks and productivity tools. It involves inventing and adopting new learning environments that work better for students and for teachers.
Do you need help with the tools needed for using the classroom to start blending your classroom? Go to http://www.microsoft.com/nz/windowsintheclassroom/ to learn about our complimentary Windows in the Classroom Seminars.
We would like to introduce you to the cool new tools for educators now available on Partners in Learning. In particular, the featured Windows 8 Apps are a fantastic resource to keep you up to date on the most innovative classroom tools.
A top featured App this week is Brain Pop, an App which allows your students to watch a different animated movie every day, then test their new knowledge with an interactive quiz. It currently has 100 tutorial and 918 learning activities. But like all of these featured education Apps, it's growing every day!
Check out all of the tools here and don't forget to sign up to Partners in Learning for access to other fantastic tools and resources for innovative teaching!
Currently the #1 PDF app in the App Store, Drawboard PDF has been designed by an Australian developer and is free for a limited time only. You can now view, annotate and manage student PDF documents the easy way! This App is ideal for replacing the pen and paper, avoid printing documents again by using these innovative features that make annotating a PDF a breeze.
You can either upload or create a new PDF, annotate using the extensive array of tools and then save it back as a compatible PDF. Drawboard distinguishes itself by its intuitive user interface and experience, stylus and touch input separation, smooth and natural pen, and array of tools.
Find out more and download the App here, it won't be free for much longer!
This exclusive series will show you why now is the best time to modernize your schools with Windows 8.1 and the new Office, and how you can leverage this technology to drive better learning.
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It is our pleasure to announce that, beginning 1st December 2013, every school in New Zealand that licences Office for staff and faculty is eligible to get Office 365 Pro Plus for students at no additional cost.
The Student Advantage benefit will support schools’ BYOD and 1:1 Learning programmes, enabling students to have the full Office software on their own device.
What’s included in Office 365 Pro Plus?
Office 365 ProPlus is the full version of Office and includes student favourites like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook and more. Office 365 ProPlus is a user-based service and allows each student to install on up to five PCs or Macs. Students can install on home or personally-owned devices and are covered throughout their time at the school.
All New Zealand state and integrated schools have this benefit available now (through the coverage of the Ministry of Education Microsoft Schools Agreement).
To take up this Student Advantage added beneﬁt, the next steps are:
Please contact your Microsoft Reseller for more details: