Want to work with us here at UTB - or know someone who might be interested?
Team UTB are looking for a GENERAL MANAGER
We are looking for a self-motivated and results-driven General Manager to direct and manage our organisation's business activities and to develop and implement effective business strategies and programs.
Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision in directing business functions will assist our organisation in maintaining relationships with clients, generating new business, increasing staff productivity, improving service, ensuring sustainability, and meeting business objectives.
The successful candidate for this role should possess excellent communication skills, superior knowledge of business functions, exceptional budgeting and finance skills, and strong leadership qualities. You will be passionate about education and making a difference in the lives of others.
A website we like...
We stumbled across this great resource for finding out about your own body!
BBC Earth - How much of your body is your own?
After entering a few details about yourself you are given some beautiful displays of data that tell you things like:
- which chemical elements are in your body and what they're worth in $
- how many cells are in your body
- the length of hair and nails you've grown since you were born
- comparison of the weights of your organs
...and loads more!
This could be an amazing tool to generate discussion, maths problem solving, biology and much much more. Let us know what you do with it!
An Update we think you'll like
Just launched -
import questions from another Google Form!
Have you noticed the new button that's popped up in Google Forms?
⬅ Below the + and above the TT
This lets you import questions from another Google Form, making it quick and easy to reuse questions that you have used in the past.
If you don’t see this new feature yet, you should do so in the coming weeks. Here’s what it looks like after you click the button.
create your own greenscreen
Depending on who you might be following on Twitter you may have noticed there is a bit of a swell of ideas around greenscreen outcomes - all since Apple included the option in iMovie on the iPad. (If you're not on Twitter consider creating an account - it's one of the best PLNs around!)
One easy way to create a greenscreen image or video is to simply use Keynote (or Slides) and make the background green.
Export it as an image or video and use it in iMovie - volia!
👍Easy! Give it a go and see how creative your students can be.
A Keyboard shortcut you need to know!
I couldn't tell you how many hyperlinks I make every single day. Linking to websites, other documents, places within documents and so on.
It was only a week or so ago someone told me about the magic of ctrl + k (cmd + k on MAC) to quickly bring up the hyperlink editor! Genius!
Something to make you think...
Drones Build a Bridge
A lesson (or more) could come from students viewing this video and dicussing what this tech could be used for - good and evil!
Check out the information below the video on the YouTube page - plenty to get secondary students thinking even deeper.
upskill with our online courses
Professional Development that suits your schedule and interests!
💕💕💕 We love hearing from people who are using our online courses and professional learning network to challenge their thinking and increase their skills and knowledge. Thanks for all the feedback and embracing the power of online learning! 💕💕💕
Get together with some colleagues and work through a course together - collaborate, share ideas and encourage each other!
Our online courses cover a range of topics and concepts - from your own digital fluency, through to STEAM and practical, classroom applications for Digital Technologies.
There really is something for everyone!
want practical ideas for integrating DT?
- Are you looking for ways to integrate Digital Technology into your Literacy and Numeracy programmes in a meaningful way?
- Concerned about how you will squeeze another curriculum into your already packed classroom schedule?
- Keen to update your programme but not sure where to start?
The UTB team are developing two new courses that will help you to bring your Literacy and Mathematics teaching into the 21st C.
These courses are designed to really show you practical ideas that you can get started with in your classroom ASAP - as well as encouraging you to think about the pedagogy and relevance of updating how we teach these core subjects to our students.
Right now we're looking for expressions of interests so we can lock in some dates across NZ and Australia.
If you're keen to host us or even just attend please let us know by filling in this short form.
Created with images by geralt - "building neon sign communication" • Bru-nO - "thumbs up thumb hand" • Pexels - "tv television retro" • Dane Kelly - "untitled image" • Bergadder - "chain rusty links" • Josh Sorenson - "untitled image" • Alesia Kazantceva - "untitled image" • Engin_Akyurt - "rope grey old"