newsletter review.... this fortnight's winner!
Once again I used Google's random number picker (see the short video below) to select the winner of a free online course with UTB valued at up to $300 and we're delighted to announce that the winner is ....
Glenys Holt!! 🎉🚀
Glenys - check out our online courses here and get in touch to let us know which one you'd like to get started with! Congratulations!
live training session - link
Last week Mike led a live training session....
'How To Build A Culture Of Innovation In Your School - A Framework For Schools That Works!'
...we are so grateful to those of you who were able to attend and have been delighted with the feedback we've received from you!
Here's a few things that Mike covered....
Were you teaching or super busy at the time and not able to make it?
Maybe you were there but want to review it or share with your colleagues?
Feel like you missed out on something awesome?
Don't worry - here's our free gift to you - a link to the recording!
Something to make you think...
The war on FAKE NEWS!
With the increased presence of 'fake news' on the internet it's become absolutely vital that we know how to think critically about information and that we are also teaching our students these skills.
Check out this article that takes a look at how Finland has been trying to support its citizens with this since 2014.
How do you help to develop your students' 'Digital Media Literacy'? Are there aspects of critical thinking that you can include in your programmes?
google sheets update...
Google Sheets keep on getting better and the capacity to easily remove duplicates is now included.
In the past, you had to use an add on or use the UNIQUE function to clean data.
To use this go to Data -> Remove duplicates.
When you click on this you will be asked to indicate which columns you want to check for duplicates. You can remove duplicates where entire rows match or specific columns.
If you can’t see this yet, just wait a bit and it will appear as the updates roll out globally.
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!
tip of the week...
Black Menu for Chrome
Black Menu for Google gives you quick access to your favorite Google services with a convenient drop-down menu that lets you use Search, Maps, Translate, and many others without leaving the page you’re on.
Check your emails without having to leave the window you're in, search your Drive for that document you need without having to open another tab, read the latest news and perform many other useful, time saving actions with this chrome extension.
UTB + PB TECH = EDU STEAM VIDEOS!!!
This fortnight's STEAM tool video is all about the very impressive Neuron Kit from Makeblock - a great tool for invention literacy!
This video is part of a series we filmed with the PBTech Edu team in Auckland in 2018. We'll share one with you each fortnight but if you want to see them all you can check them out here!
Created with images by bruce mars - "untitled image" • geralt - "woman presentation poster" • tigerlily713 - "calendar date time" • Pexels - "adventure blonde hair exploring" • Guilherme Stecanella - "untitled image" • geralt - "nerves cells star" • geralt - "puzzle share items"