Category: Education

Effective Planning with ChatGPT

As an educator, it’s always a challenge to balance your time between lesson planning, assessment, reporting, and attending to all those other responsibilities. That’s why in today’s blog, I want to share some practical tips on how ChatGPT can help you optimise your time and make your life a lot easier.  You might have already

Grab Amazing, Real-life Visual Prompts from Gapminder.org

Check out these striking visual prompts from Gapminder  Looking for ways to grab the attention of your students? Need a real-world context to frame learning? Dollar Street from Gapminder.org has tons of photos and videos from around the world which will get your students frothing! Some ideas and ready made resources are available too!  What

Easy STEAM Integration for Your Classroom: Tips and Resources

Do you ever feel like you are not covering enough material content in the week? It can be frustrating to look back and realise you did not focus enough on certain areas of the curriculum. Fortunately, there is a solution: STEAM, the transdisciplinary approach. By incorporating authentic inquiry teaching into your practice through Science, Technology,

UTB eNews AU: March 2023

We feel like we are just getting in the swing of 2023 in schools and have been excited to reconnect with our NZ PLD schools. To get an idea of our days, check out our Instagram account: @usingtechnologybetter. Our whole team is actively sharing tips and tricks to enhance your productivity and some exciting ways

Using a Chromebook Touchpad

Master the Chromebook touchpad and get the most out of your device.  Are you new to a Chromebook, or are you confused by the touchpad gestures? Whether you have no idea how to right-click on the Chromebook or want to get the most out of your device, here is your 101 guide for optimising your

UTB eNews NZ: March 2023

We are just getting in the swing of 2023 in schools and have been excited to reconnect with our NZ PLD schools. To get an idea of our days, check out our Instagram account: @usingtechnologybetter. Our whole team is actively sharing tips and tricks to enhance your productivity and some exciting ways to deliver the

4 Ways to Make Your OneNote Look Good

Digital Citizenship & Cyber Bullying Digital citizenship is a vital part of the modern classroom. As teachers, we can set up our students for success, but without a clear plan and guidelines, we are likely to have a myriad of problems all year long. The consequences are often tears and frustration for the students and

Establishing Effective Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship & Cyber Bullying Digital citizenship is a vital part of the modern classroom. As teachers, we can set up our students for success, but without a clear plan and guidelines, we are likely to have a myriad of problems all year long. The consequences are often tears and frustration for the students and

UTB eNews AU: Feb 2023

Welcome back to the start of another exciting year! As the new year begins, our trainers are hitting the road and working closely with schools to set them up for a successful 2023. We are eager to connect with each and every one of you and support you in any way we can. Let’s work

UTB eNews NZ: Feb 2023

Welcome back to the start of another exciting year! Despite the rocky start with the recent flooding in Auckland and across the island, we hope that everyone is safe and well. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected. As the new year begins, our trainers are hitting the road and working closely with

3 Ways Microsoft Forms Can Save You Time

Want to spend more time living and less time working? There is nothing more valuable to a teacher than time so here are 3 ways where you can use Microsoft Forms to save some. Self-marking quizzes  The number 1 stop for checking student knowledge and understanding. Creating a self-marking quiz is great as not only

Great Ways to Use Nearpod at the Start of the Year

Nearpod Orientation  A great starting point for Nearpod in the classroom is to allow students to get hands on with the tool. This can be done as a whole class session or independently. I recommend this lesson being completed live in the whole class or within small group sessions. There are many pre-made orientation lessons

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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Using Technology Better Privacy Commitment

Introduction

We hold the privacy of your personal information in the highest regard.

Using Technology Better regards customer privacy as an important part of our relationship with our customers. The following privacy policy applies to all Using Technology Better users, and conforms to Internet privacy standards.

This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact the support team on our Contact Us Page.

Collection of Information

In order to use the Using Technology Better website, we may require information from you in order to provide the best service possible.

All correspondence may also be collected and stored, particularly in regard to sales, support and accounts, including Email.

Any information collected by Using Technology Better is collected via correspondence from you or your company. This may be via the telephone, Email, mail, fax or directly through our website.

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Use of Collection Information

Any details collected from Using Technology Better customers is required in order to provide you with our

products and/or services, and a high level of customer service.

Correspondence is recorded in order to provide service references, and to assist in our staff development.

Web Site Use Information

Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web sites utilize a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and web server log files to collect information about how our Web site is used.

Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.

Storage of Collected Information

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) on our website, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

When Credit Card details are collected, we simply pass them on in order to be processed as required. We never permanently store complete Credit Card details.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.

If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can email us at <ContactEmail>.

Access to Collected Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by emailing us at <ContactEmail>.

Orders

If you purchase a product or service from us, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you.

You may be required to provide contact information such as:

Name

Email

Postal address

Your school or organisation

Financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date, name on card, card billing address).

We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.

Communications

Using Technology Better uses personally identifiable information for essential communications, such as

Emails

Accounts information

Critical service details.

We may also use this information for other purposes, including some promotional Emails.

If at any time a customer wishes not to receive such correspondence, they can request to be removed from any mailing lists by contacting support.

You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.

Third Parties

Using Technology Better may at its discretion use other third parties to provide essential services on our site or for our business processes.

We may share your details as necessary for the third party to provide that service.

These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

Using Technology Better does not share any information with third parties for any unknown or unrelated uses.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.

Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies.

If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively when viewed by the users.

A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

As you visit and browse our Web site, the site uses cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from having to log in more than is necessary for security.

Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our clients.

Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.

Legal

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Website.

Links

Links on the Using Technology Better site to external entities are not covered within this policy. The terms and conditions set out in this privacy statement only cover the domain name of usingtechnologybetter.com

Changes to Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it periodically. If we make material changes to this policy, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, without your prior consent

Delivery Policy

Most goods are digitally delivered instantly via email.  Our services may be delivered either via an online medium or live in person.

For our online delivery see below.  For services delivered live onsite, please refer to our speaker agreement form which is emailed to you on confirmation of booking.

Refund Policy

We do not offer refunds or returns unless we cannot supply goods or services or the goods or services are not delivered as promised.

Australian law is the governing body for all work, goods and services supplied by Using Technology Better.

Marketing Release

Using Technology Better (UTB) may film, record, and photograph me (the results of which are the “Recordings”). UTB may also incorporate into any production(s) any separate content (e.g., quotes, testimonials, biographical information, profiles, photos, videos, sound recordings, artwork, etc.) I provide to UTB or approve in writing (“Materials”).

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