On the 22nd of September 2021, Microsoft hosted an online event where they showed off their all-new hardware. One of those new devices was the new Surface Laptop Studio. Some love the design, some hate it, but I try to explain it.
The pen is mightier than the keyboard, and why choosing the right device matters
In 2014, researchers by the name of Mueller and Oppenheimer released a paper in the journal of Psychological Science title 'The pen is mightier than the keyboard: Advantages of longhand over laptop note taking'. In this paper, the authors suggest that extended research into memory and cognitive learning processes of students strongly indicated that the... Continue Reading →
Classroom Devices: Never stop asking “Why?”
In a recent post, I addressed some of the criticisms aimed at the use of classroom technology, and attempted to provide evidence that computers do, in fact, benefit students... however the type of devices and activities in which the devices are used, are critical to the overall success of 1:1 programmes. For many schools, the... Continue Reading →
Technology in the classroom beyond the Digital Education Revolution (DER)
The Digital Education Revolution (DER) was an initiative announced by the Labor government during their 2007 election campaign, whereby federal funding would be made available to schools, for the provision of computer devices, audio video systems, and supporting infrastructure. The aim of the program, was to invest in Australia’s future digital economy, by ensuring that... Continue Reading →
Use Surface MSIs to deploy driver and firmware updates
In 2015, I had the privilege of attending the Microsoft Ignite conference on the Gold Coast. While I loaded up my schedule with plenty of sessions on Azure and Office 365, I also made sure to attend as many Surface-centric events as possible: And I managed to get to quite a few. One of the... Continue Reading →
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