Adrian Francis

Adrian lives the passion and intuitive pedagogy of contemporary education and is a full-time trainer at Using Technology Better. He is accredited as a Microsoft Peer Coaching Master Facilitator, a Microsoft Master Educator, a Google Certified Innovator, a Level 1 and 2 Google Certified Educator an Apple Learning Specialist and an Apple Distinguished Educator. With over 30 years experience working in Schools with an ICT and Curriculum focus, Adrian has lead teams in using digital tools to transform teaching and learning.

Split-screens is like having multiple monitors

Split-screen is like having multiple monitors

Split-screen mode divides your computer screen into two halves so you can view two different windows at the same time. Not only does this allow more screen real estate but it makes your workflow more efficient.

Spring clean your device

Spring clean your device

It is good to spring clean your device every now and then. With memory being cheap and being able to search for anything, we tend to be a bit lazy saving files and installing apps. Before we know it, our desktop is a mess and we have a stack of apps that we may have used once but now just take up room, so where do we start?

juggling change in schools

Think like bees when juggling change in schools

Change that leads to new learning opportunities and improved outcomes must utilise the human resource in schools, embrace technology that redefines learning and engages the wisdom and experience of others. If we were to think more like bees when doing the buzziness, we’d actually manage the change organically just like they do

Google Sheets

Three simple tips for working with data in Google Sheets

We can get frustrated with spreadsheets because they don’t do what we want them to do, or we just think that they are used by statisticians. With more data around than ever before, especially in schools, it can be hard to use the data well. Here are three simple hints in Google Sheets that allow you to be able to analyse and display your data like an expert.

Back to School

The start of a school year and technology

The start of the school year with technology can be messy, but by following these five steps your journey may be easier ! The relationships they help build with students will create a sense of community and belonging with technology assisting learning.

Apple Shorts

Apple Shorts – Episode 1 – Notes

[podcast]    Download PDF Transcript Transcript: Apple Shorts – Episode 1 – Notes Good day and welcome to this episode of Apple shorts.  I’m Adrian from Using Technology Better and in under four minutes you’re going to learn some new tips or tricks that you can use straight away. That’s right, in less time …

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4K or not 4K, that is the question

4K or not 4K, that is the question

With mobile phones and many cameras now being able to shoot video in 4K, should you jump in and join the crowd?

Notes in iOS11

Notes in iOS11

The functionality of Apple Notes has been improved and it is now a great tool that integrates seamlessly with all the other native Apple apps.

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