Welcome to this edition of the newsletter.
Mike and his family spent last week catching up with our amazing 'A Team' in the Phillipines. 'A' could mean a lot of things for this team..... Awesome.... Amazing..... but it also stands for Admin!
Aileen, Karen, Ianne, Ivy and Rodessa keep us all in line, all the time! From reminding us about upcoming events, organising catering, accounts, publishing content, booking flights and accommodation - they really are often the glue that hold us together!
Having staff located in three countries could have a lot of challenges, but here at UTB we're pretty proud of the way we utilise digital tools to keep us connected and build staff culture.
something we think you'll like...
Presenting data on slide shows can be a bit mundane. Data GIF Maker is a great tool that allows you to make simple yet impressive animations of your data.
There are three themes to select from and add a straightforward interface to your data fields.
It's a very paired back tool but in a way that makes it great for all levels of technical ability for both teachers and students.
Something to make you think....
Incentivize Collaboration to Improve Teacher Performance
There is a lot of talk at the moment about developing 21st Century skills in our students - but what about our teachers?
This blog post by Matt Harris raises some great points about teacher collaboration and the point of teacher appraisals. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic!
blog posts you may have missed
Check out the practical, helpful tips in our blogs below.
Something you want us to blog about? Make a request here or check out our website to see all our posts.
Featured Online Course...
Getting started with OneDrive
Are you new to Office365?
Do you have multiple files stored on your hard drive and not backed up anywhere?
Our free, short course on how to get started with OneDrive will explain the benefits of this tool and why using the cloud based storage system is a great idea. We walk you through all you need to know to get up and running with it.
LEARN WITH UTB - ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!
Professional Development that suits your schedule and interests!
It's so exciting to be seeing more and more people embracing online learning and signing up for courses!
If that's you - congratulations! Let us know how you're getting on!
We have a great range of online courses available, with more coming online soon.
Get together with some colleagues and work through a course together - collaborate, share ideas and encourage each other!
Check out some of the options below!
UTB + PB TECH = EDU STEAM VIDEOS!!!
Last year Lara spent some time with PB Tech in Auckland to record a series of videos about some of the STEAM tools that we love. We'll share one with you each fortnight but if you want to see them all you can check them out here!
The video below is a great introduction to the MakeBlock mBot- check it out and be sure to follow up with our blog posts about this awesome tool too!
Created with images by Mika Baumeister - "untitled image" • rawpixel - "action brainstorming business" • Brida_staright - "spring school study" • LUM3N - "bag leather goods handbag" • jeonsango - "wall stone wall pattern" • geralt - "system web network"