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BYOD in schools: What works?

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), generally means your staff and students are bringing their personal devices to school. However BYOD can also include models where schools purchase the devices and lease them to students, schools mandate a device for parents to buy (BYODD) and everything in between.

In many schools BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Disaster, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Save to Google feature and how to use it

Google have recently released a new feature called Save to Google. The save to Google tool combines the power of bookmarks with the ability to save your images and store everything in 1 place.

All your saves live at google.com/save

Here are 3 ways to use save to Google:

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How to help resistant teachers adopt technology

In this video clip, Alice and I discuss how we can help resistant teachers change their mind about technology. This video was part of an hour long Google hangout.  You can watch the whole hangout here Transcript: How To Help Resistant Teachers Adopt...

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Office Lens app: An essential tool for your teacher toolkit

The Office Lens App, available on all mobile platforms is an amazing tool.
At a basic level, you can capture notes, whiteboard notes and so on, but it’s integration with both Microsoft and Google allow you to take this tool to another level.

In this office lens example you will see how you can take a printed worksheet and turn it into an editable worksheet in under a minute.

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How to Work with Limited Devices in a Classroom

One question I get asked all the time is how do I teach with technology when I have limited resources. Maybe you have 5 devices for 25 students.

In this video, Alice Keeler and I discuss strategies for enabling collaboration and ICT integration into lessons when resources are limited. Whether you have a BYOD program or no program, these strategies will help you teach with ICT.

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Make a Gmail contact group incredibly quickly

Creating email groups is an incredibly quick way to be able to send an email to a number of people at the same time without having to type in each email individually. Did you know that in Gmail you can do it from right within the compose box?

3 ways Google Calendar makes it easy to work across multiple time zones

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.

When Good Tech Goes Bad

When Good Tech Goes Bad

We’ve all had that moment. That moment when your tech lets you down. The computer freezes and won’t move on, the screen goes black…. if this happens when you are presenting in front of a group of people it can really send you into a spin. Here’s a few thoughts on this and a couple of tips too.

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How Team Drives solve one of G Suite’s biggest problems

The schools, universities and businesses we work with love how G Suite makes sharing and collaboration easy. However, there has always been one big problem they don’t love – the potential for shared data loss when people leave an organisation. Google’s recent early adopter release of Team Drives is a long-awaited solution to this problem. In this post, we’ll explain how shared data loss can occur, what Team Drives are, how they differ to existing shared folders and how your organisation can use this new feature to protect against shared data loss.

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3 ways Google Calendar makes it easy to work across multiple time zones

3 ways Google Calendar makes it easy to work across multiple time zones

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.

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UTB Show: An Interview with Bharath Madhusudan from Securly

This UTB show features Bharath Madhusudan, one of the co-founders of Securly. He’ll talk about the common misconception of Web Filtering. He finds the concept of web filtering to be so 20th Century and so they don’t normally think of themselves as a web filter anymore. Find out more what he means by that by watching this show.

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Make a Gmail contact group incredibly quickly

Creating email groups is an incredibly quick way to be able to send an email to a number of people at the same time without having to type in each email individually. Did you know that in Gmail you can do it from right within the compose box?

3 ways Google Calendar makes it easy to work across multiple time zones

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.

When Good Tech Goes Bad

When Good Tech Goes Bad

We’ve all had that moment. That moment when your tech lets you down. The computer freezes and won’t move on, the screen goes black…. if this happens when you are presenting in front of a group of people it can really send you into a spin. Here’s a few thoughts on this and a couple of tips too.

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It really gets you thinking about ‘why’ you do what you do. Great to have time out from the classroom to experiment and have time to think and discuss different ideas.

Abbey Howard

Highlands Intermediate

Thank you Mike! I really found the 4 week course on ‘How to Motivate, Manage & Engage Your Students’ really interesting and great food for thought on how to improve my class routines and student engagement. I look forward to the next sessions with the technology course.

KiKi Tsoli

Banks Town Senior College

Just replayed last week’s session and enjoyed it just as much second time around. This is a great facility!

Where was this kind of training when I did my Bachelor of teaching???

Ken Sullivan

Sunning Hill School
(Juvenile Correctional Centre)

I just wanted to say an extra big thank you for providing such a great service. Online, at night and in the comfort of home – with my two young children asleep in the other room – pretty awesome actually. It was very engaging and entertaining.

Leda McFadzean

 

OMG!!! What a change! This class has a lot of students in it, and I find the room very small for all the different personalities. But after I set the picture, the students were working with me instead of against me.

Vicki Nation

Chair Mathematics Faculty
Billanook College

I have been teaching for four years, and this was the best Professional Development course I have completed…even the students said to me “you should do these things more often.

Ailie Granger

Griffith High School

Mike, awesome course, fantastic resources and a real wake-up for someone who considers himself technically astute but not necessarily updated!

Shaun Hardy

Technological and Applied Studies Teacher
Coffs harbour High School

Today was amazing. By far the best PD I have done in my 5 years of Teaching.

Josh Harding

Head of IT – Cobham Intermediate School

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