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.

Google Keep vs Apple Notes

Now with iOS11, Apple Notes has a lot more functionality and ‘cool things’ that makes it a great alternative to Google Keep. When you line them up next to each other on a mobile device, which one comes up trumps?

Smile with the Camera App in iOS11

Some of the upgrades within the release of the new iOS are so subtle you may not know they are even there. A good example is the updates to the camera, which may fly under the radar. If you are like me, you are probably taking more photos and shooting more video on your phone compared to any other device.

Using the Files App on iOS11

With any update of an operating system, there are always a couple of really nice improvements lurking within. The Files app in OS11 provides a fantastic file management system.

iOS11 Screen Recording

Screen recording from an iOS device is now easier with iOS 11. A good use for this in the classroom when demonstrating to students how to use an app or other function like split screen or multi tasking.

Project Based Learning, preparing students for the work force of the future

Project Based Learning is more than just setting a project at the end of a unit, which can often just be an academic regurgitation of memorised content. Project Based Learning connects academic situations and knowledge to real world problems

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Apple Classroom – Maximising potential

The best thing about Classroom is that it helps teachers focus on the teaching and students focus on the learning

Flipping and blending

Flipping and blending

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Seven years ago I started flipping my class. I wish I knew what I learnt through the process when I started, as it would have been so much easier. But really, good teaching stems from good learning. Join with me as I jump in my Delorean and go Back to the Future and share my top 10 tips gained from my journey.

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Spreadsheet Copy Down Chaos

By understanding what the spreadsheet is doing and learning a couple of handy hints, you will be creating spreadsheets quicker and using them more effectively to improve your workflow.

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