Welcome from Sam.....
It's been another busy couple of weeks for the UTB team, with lots of events and travel in both Australia and New Zealand. Last week I had the pleasure of travelling and training throughout the Snowy Mountains, a magnificant part of Australia. My trip included a visit to Cabramurra, Australia's highest town, where I experienced a spring snow storm! Given us Aussie's don't see snow often, it was pretty exciting for me (which some of my NZ colleagues found rather amusing!).
Exciting travel opportunities aside, one of the things that I enjoy most about my role is that I am always learning something new by helping others. Last week I was thrilled to have a lovely 18 year old trainee teach me something new about Google Sheets! Learning by helping others with technology is something that each and every one of you can benefit from. People often ask us how we know so much about digital tools. The secret is that we are often asked questions we don't know the answer to, and in finding out the answers we continue to build our knowledge. So next time you're faced with a technology question you don't know the answer to, recognise it as a great learning opportunity!
SOMETHING WE THINK YOU'LL LIKE...
Microsoft OneNote Magic!
Microsoft have been updating their OneNote app, often referred to as the Windows 10 app, and there's a few things to be happy about 😊.
You can now search your tags, choose how you want to paste things, solve maths equations and sync your notebooks quickly.
These things could be done in the desktop version but not the app.
We've linked the full blog for you here.
We've also linked a blog explaining the difference between OneNote 2016 and the OneNote App for those who aren't sure. It's something we're often asked about.🤔
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tip of the week...
Google Slides Q & A
The Google Slides Q&A feature is not at all new but still highly underutilised.
Next time your giving a presentation with Google Slides try out the Q&A feature and take your audience interactivity to the next level.
This is a brilliant tool for encouraging participation from your more reserved students who may feel uncomfortable raising their hand and contributing.
Check out how to do this here!
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