Category: Newsletter

UTB eNews AU: May 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of the Using Technology Better (UTB) newsletter! In this edition, we want to highlight the fantastic work of our trainers Adrian and Paul, who have been working tirelessly to support schools in their quest to harness the power of technology for learning. With years of experience in the education sector

UTB eNews NZ: May 2023

Kia ora UTB whānau! As we see a rapid shift in the use of AI technology – it is becoming an increasingly important part of education. Schools we are working with are implementing new technologies and digital tools to enhance the learning experience for their students. From the use of augmented and virtual reality in

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

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

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

UTB eNews AU: Oct 2022

With the borders opening up Aussie trainers have been busy supporting schools around the country. Training highlights included a series of Minecraft sessions that Adrian ran in Western Australia and Paul’s Apple creativity sessions with the students at Holy Family Primary School in Adelaide. As the end of the year approaches, Aussie trainers’ schedules are jam packed

UTB eNews NZ: Oct 2022

The high demand for training across Aotearoa has made for an action-packed month! Even though it’s been a crazy busy time, we’ve loved every minute. With our two newest trainers on board to help share the load, we’ve had a blast helping teachers integrate the latest digital tools into their classrooms and supporting education leaders

UTB eNews AU: Sept 2022

It’s been an action-packed few weeks for Aussie trainers. Now borders are opening up again we’re traversing the travel lounges, treading the tarmac and jumping on planes to take tech training to even more schools and organisations around Australia. While Paul was running Apple workshops for secondary teachers across Queensland, Adrian, Sam and Glen caught

UTB eNews NZ: Sept 2022

Delivering more tech training than ever before means more teachers and students are achieving more. We love that! And since our Kiwi-based trainers have been flat tack helping more and more schools, we have just hired two new recruits to our NZ team.    Scottish-born, Tauranga-based Jim is a former high school maths teacher (minus the

UTB eNews AU: Aug 2022

Kickstarting the month was an exciting iPad masterclass, I hosted across the ditch in Auckland. Twenty keen primary and secondary school teachers seized the opportunity to explore the creative possibilities on iPad with me.  It was awesome to see plenty of magical ‘aha’ moments amongst the keen primary and secondary school teachers who seized the

UTB eNews NZ: Aug 2022

Last month was jam-packed with fun in-person events and workshops around the country. We also welcomed two new trainers to our growing team in Aotearoa who jumped in feet first to deliver their first ever UTB STEAM Camp! UTB’s Apple guru, Paul Hamilton kicked off July with an exciting iPad masterclass in the first week

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Privacy Policy

Using Technology Better Privacy Commitment


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.

Visitors and customers of will have their information shared back to DAIWABO INFORMATION SYSTEM CO., LTD. and DIS Service & Solution Co., Ltd.

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>.


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:



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.


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


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.


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 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

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”).


I grant to UTB an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to, in its sole discretion, (i) edit, translate, and modify the Recordings and the Materials, (ii) attribute the Recordings and Materials to me by my name, age, and city and state of residence, (iii) incorporate the Recordings and the Materials into content to promote UTB, its programs, or products (“Content”), and (iv) publicly use, distribute, reproduce, create derivative works from, and perform/display the Content, and any excerpts thereof, in any language.

2. No Compensation.

I grant this permission without any financial or other obligation of any nature.


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