UTB Newsletter 2020 – Issue 6

We hope you have had a great week! For some of you, it has meant settling back into a new routine of a new term, for others hopefully you are now a bit more settled.
In addition to the newsletter linked below, I wanted to highlight a couple of different types of resources available to you.

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How to use Animoto in your classroom

Animoto is a great video producing site that doesn’t require you or your students to have any video editing skills.   Some of the features that make Animoto my video creating software of choice are:

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LearnBytes episode #6 – Michelle Bowditch: Do these 4 things when facing uncertainty or frustration

Samantha is joined by Michelle Bowditch, the founder of Door 20A and a Tech Lover, Educator Connecter & Advocate for Executive Assistants.

In her race against the clock, Michelle shares the 4 things you can do when facing uncertainty or frustration – even with little things like tech problems! We also hear some great podcast recommendations & a handy tip for planning your podcast listening.

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Can you download YouTube videos?

One of the questions I am asked all the time is “Can you download YouTube videos so you don’t have to stream them in class?” In a recent post I introduced you to YouTube EDU, a fantastic resource for finding great videos to support your lessons.  The problem is that

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What Does Colour Sound Like?

A month ago I wrote a post about teaching students how to think. The main point of that post was that teachers need to be aware that not only do we teach our students WHAT to think (facts and figures) but also HOW to think (thought processes). The problem is that

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Poverty and Education

There are two main ways that poverty and education seem to interact. The first way that poverty and education interacts is in the belief that poverty is a major inhibitor to a good education.  In my previous post I outlined three reasons why I don’t think that this is always the case. The second

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LearnBytes episode #6 – Michelle Bowditch: Do these 4 things when facing uncertainty or frustration

Samantha is joined by Michelle Bowditch, the founder of Door 20A and a Tech Lover, Educator Connecter & Advocate for Executive Assistants.

In her race against the clock, Michelle shares the 4 things you can do when facing uncertainty or frustration – even with little things like tech problems! We also hear some great podcast recommendations & a handy tip for planning your podcast listening.

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Why the ‘Why’ is Critical for your School’s Steam Learning Program

For most teachers and educational leaders, the STEAM acronym conjures images of robots, computers and scientific equipment. There’s no doubt that these tools can often be found in a classroom engaged in STEAM learning. But it can be far too easy to be blinded by the ‘whats’ and ‘hows’, without considering your vision or ‘why.’ Here are 3 reasons why you should consider YOUR ‘why’ of STEAM before you think about anything else.

Don’t want to ready the whole article? Here’s a quick summary:

Your ‘why’ will drive your ‘whats’ and ‘how’s.’
Your purpose indicates your values and beliefs and this is what people are drawn to.
Your vision helps people see through the pain of change.

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LearnBytes episode #6 – Michelle Bowditch: Do these 4 things when facing uncertainty or frustration

Samantha is joined by Michelle Bowditch, the founder of Door 20A and a Tech Lover, Educator Connecter & Advocate for Executive Assistants.

In her race against the clock, Michelle shares the 4 things you can do when facing uncertainty or frustration – even with little things like tech problems! We also hear some great podcast recommendations & a handy tip for planning your podcast listening.

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Coding for Kids

In this Using Technology Better Show we talk with Peter Argent. Peter is the founder of The Coder factory and Code Club Australia. Peter will be running a strand at the Using Technology Better Conference in Sydney & Adelaide this September and October. You can find out about the conference

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LearnBytes episode #6 – Michelle Bowditch: Do these 4 things when facing uncertainty or frustration

Samantha is joined by Michelle Bowditch, the founder of Door 20A and a Tech Lover, Educator Connecter & Advocate for Executive Assistants.

In her race against the clock, Michelle shares the 4 things you can do when facing uncertainty or frustration – even with little things like tech problems! We also hear some great podcast recommendations & a handy tip for planning your podcast listening.

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