Here at Using Technology Better, we have team members located in three different countries and across four different time zones. We also work regularly with clients from across the globe. This can make scheduling meetings and working collaboratively challenging! However, Google Calendar has three really useful features that can help make this much easier.
Fix your language & country settings in Google Docs, Sheets & Slides
Have you looked at Twitter and wondered what all the fuss is about? Over the last few months I have been showing teachers how to use twitter to build their PLN (Professional Learning Network). Whilst doing this I have found that teachers generally have the same concerns: They feel overwhelmed
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.
Samantha is joined by her colleague Lara Kirk and a special furry guest!
In her race against the clock, Lara shares a beautiful quote on the definition of creativity and why knowing something is guaranteed to succeed would hinder, not help, her creativity.
Samantha is joined by Beth Reading, the founder and owner of My Pilates Time.
In her race against the clock, Beth shares how procrastination has been her biggest efficiency and productivity challenge – and how she has overcome it. We also hear why working somewhere free of distractions (and dirty dishes!) is important.
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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In 2018, Using Technology Better designed and delivered a two phase post-migration training program for this New Zealand based graphic design firm. The initial goal of the training program was to reduce frustration with G Suite, with the long term aim of facilitating a change in culture and collaboration that can lead to transformative practices