Building skills for tomorrow

Scenarios

Building skills for tomorrow seminars are divided into five essential topics that align to 21st century learning. We've developed scenarios for each one to demonstrate how you can help students to develop essential skills they will require in a global economy. See how the schools showcased in the videos below use Microsoft software and devices to focus on learning and achieve great results.

1 Enhancing learning through collaboration and problem-solving

This video shows Varsity College in Australia students collaborating using Microsoft OneNote and Tablet PCs. Book a seminar to learn how to better problem solve and collaborate at your school.

2 Modes of Learning

Immanuel College shows how mobile computing technology, such as laptops and Tablet PCs, can help visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learners. Inspire your teachers to encourage modes of learning at our free seminar.

3 Critical thinking and managing information

See how Geelong Grammar students are using Microsoft OneNote to manage information and apply higher order thinking skills. Organise a seminar to learn more.

4 Feedback and assessment

Feedback is critical. This short video of Prince Alfred College shows how Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft SharePoint and Community Clips can make it contextual and personalised. Book a seminar to learn more.

5 Extending learning communities

This video shows how Varsity College students take learning beyond the classroom with Tablet PCs and a digital learning platform. Book a seminar to learn how to extend collaboration beyond your school.

Technologies for Enhancing Learning

  • Microsoft OneNote
    A free-form information gathering program that lets you capture text, images, video, audio and more, as well as collaborate with multiple users.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
    Create dazzling presentations complete with video, audio, pre-designed themes special effects and transitions.
  • Microsoft Word
    An industry-standard word processing tool that lets you create, edit and manage documents.
  • Microsoft Office
    Flexible and powerful new ways of delivering your best work, getting things done and producing amazing results however and wherever you work best.
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps
    Web-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and Excel, which let you create, edit and share your files with multiple users online, from anywhere.
  • Microsoft Lync
    An enterprise-grade communications client that lets you collaborate via instant messaging, Voice Over IP, video conferencing and more.
  • Office 365
    Office 365 offers free email, instant messaging, group video and voice chat, and online document viewing and editing.
  • Microsoft Skydrive
    25 GB of free online storage - simply upload your files and access them online, any time, from anywhere.
  • Interactive Classroom
    An educational add-in to Microsoft Office that enables teachers to deliver interactive classroom content and calculate collective student understanding.
  • Windows Phone 7
    A mobile phone operating system with a fluid, intuitive design that makes it easy to browse the web, use email, contacts, games, apps, Microsoft® Office Mobile and much more.

Technologies for Modes of Learning

  • Microsoft OneNote
    A free-form information gathering program that lets you capture text, images, video, audio and more, as well as collaborate with multiple users.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
    Create dazzling presentations complete with video, audio, pre-designed themes special effects and transitions.
  • Microsoft Word
    An industry-standard word processing tool that lets you create, edit and manage documents.
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps
    Web-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and Excel, which let you create, edit and share your files with multiple users online, from anywhere.
  • Ribbon Hero
    A fun game designed to help boost Microsoft Office skills and knowledge.
  • Autocollage
    A photomontage application that can create unique collages - and can even recognise faces and objects.
  • Windows Live Movie Maker
    A fun and simple way to import, edit and arrange video footage as movies or slideshows, as well as export them for online sharing.
  • Microsoft Photosynth
    Upload a batch of images taken in one place and Photosynth will create a 3-dimensional models or point clouds from the photographed object or scene.
  • Microsoft Surface Globe
    Explore the Earth as a 2-D map or immersive 3-D space using data and technology pulled from Microsoft Bing Maps.
  • Microsoft Mathematics 4.0
    A collection of powerful calculators and tools designed to help students learn about and solve math and science problems.
  • Microsoft Physics Illustrator
    Draw shapes and bodies on a 2-D editing plane, then apply forces between them to observe how they interact.
  • Microsoft Skydrive
    25 GB of free online storage - simply upload your files and access them online, any time, from anywhere.

Technologies for Critical Thinking

  • Microsoft OneNote
    A free-form information gathering program that lets you capture text, images, video, audio and more, as well as collaborate with multiple users.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
    Create dazzling presentations complete with video, audio, pre-designed themes special effects and transitions.
  • Microsoft Word
    An industry-standard word processing tool that lets you create, edit and manage documents.
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps
    Web-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and Excel, which let you create, edit and share your files with multiple users online, from anywhere.
  • Microsoft Snipping Tool
    Snipping Tool captures a screen shot of anything on your desktop, like a picture or a section of webpage.

Technologies for Feedback & Assessment

  • Microsoft OneNote
    A free-form information gathering program that lets you capture text, images, video, audio and more, as well as collaborate with multiple users.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
    Create dazzling presentations complete with video, audio, pre-designed themes special effects and transitions.
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps
    Web-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and Excel, which let you create, edit and share your files with multiple users online, from anywhere.
  • Interactive Classroom
    An educational add-in to Microsoft Office that enables teachers to deliver interactive classroom content and calculate collective student understanding.
  • Microsoft Worldwide Telescope
    Transform your PC into a virtual telescope - explore and learn about the sky, Earth, planets, panoramas and more, through beautiful high-definition imagery.
  • Community Clips
    Quickly pick up some new Microsoft Office skills through as portal containing informal "how-to-use" Office tutorials, created by users for users.
  • Microsoft Skydrive
    25 GB of free online storage - simply upload your files and access them online, any time, from anywhere.

Technologies for Extending Learning Communities

  • Microsoft OneNote
    A free-form information gathering program that lets you capture text, images, video, audio and more, as well as collaborate with multiple users.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
    Create dazzling presentations complete with video, audio, pre-designed themes special effects and transitions.
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Outlook 2010 provides you with a world-class experience to stay productive and in touch with your personal and business networks.
  • Microsoft Lync
    An enterprise-grade communications client that lets you collaborate via instant messaging, Voice Over IP, video conferencing and more.
  • Live@Edu
    Live@Edu delivers great communication and collaboration experiences while saving time and money
  • Microsoft Live Messenger
    The best way to stay in touch with your friends. Share photos and videos while you chat. Video chat in high definition or send a video message to a friend.