Author: Adrian Francis

Unlocking Your Productivity Potential with Microsoft Viva Insights

It seems as if everything is speeding up. We get more things to do, faster computers and a myriad of applications to help us. But there are times we don’t work efficiently, and harnessing our time effectively is crucial. Microsoft Viva Insights emerges as a game-changing solution. This application leverages data-driven insights and actionable guidance

AI Will Replace Teachers

AI Will Replace Teachers

Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s dive deeper into this idea and uncover the nuanced reality that lies beneath. We are at a point in time where technological advancements are reshaping various industries, it’s no surprise that the field of education is also undergoing a significant shake up. The notion that “AI will replace

Prompt Engineering – Effective Prompts to Use to Reduce your Workload

How to write that perfect prompt for ChatGPT or Bard Are you getting frustrated trying to get a good response ChatCPT or Bard? A good prompt is the key. Follow these 4 points to refine your prompts and reduce your workload. ChatGPT and Bard are AI-powered chatbots that you can have a conversation with and

How to Host a Webinar in Microsoft Teams

Anyone can present like a pro using Microsoft Teams. Learn how to host webinars for up to 1,000 people in just 4 easy steps. Create a webinar using the Teams calendar Create a registration form Send the registration form to your participants View the details of the registrations as well as webinar data Deliver engaging,

Protecting your workflow from the Coronavirus and natural disasters by utilising Microsoft Teams

In our current environment, the certainty of running our schools or businesses the same as always, maintaining efficiency and continuity when disruption occurs can become frustrating. The capacity to pivot key processes so that it is business, as usual, is important. Utilising Microsoft Teams can help this in schools and business.

Here are three areas where you can use familiar tools in G Suite (and a few other free online tools) to empower the students in your classes!

Top Tip for Google Sheets with Adrian

You use your translate but in Google sheets you can actually do it yourself, so let me just wipe out some formulas here and show you how it works, so let’s pretend that we’ve type been something over here in English.

Workbench and Google Sheets part 5

This is the final blog in the series of five in using Workbench. Workbench provides the backbone to be able to combine a variety of applications and devices together and develop some coding to gather data and control external devices. In this blog which is linked to a how-to video, you will learn how to create a chart that can show real-time data using the programming canvass that incorporating conditional loops and multiple variables.

Workbench and Google Sheets part 4

This is the fourth blog in the series of five in using Workbench. Workbench provides the backbone to be able to combine a variety of applications and devices together and develop some coding to gather data and control external devices. In this blog which is linked to a how-to video you will learn how to incorporate conditional loops to read and write multiple sets of data to a spreadsheet using the programming canvass.

Workbench and Google Sheets part 3

This is the third blog in the series of using Workbench. In this third blog of a series of five, all linked to how-to videos, you will learn how to use read and write data from a spreadsheet using the programming canvass. When we write data via code we are also able to collect data from external devices like a micro:bit.

Workbench and Google Sheets part 2

The coding space in Workbench has a Blockly workspace that resembles Scratch, so it is readily familiar with students and teachers and it works super well on Chromebooks as well as other laptops. This blog is the second in a series of five and you will learn how you can add devices that can interact with the code.

Workbench and Google Sheets part 1

As a teacher, I am always looking for ways to integrate digital tools, especially in the STEAM space, so that meaningful learning experiences can take place. Ultimately, I want to be able to combine a variety of applications and devices together and develop some coding to gather data and control external devices. Workbench provides the backbone to be able to do that.

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