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Top Tech Tips

Top tech tips

Are you searching for quick tech tips and tricks to boost your classroom practice and productivity? Keen for short and sharp how-to guides to share with your colleagues? 

The Technology 4 Learning team’s Top tech tips are just that and more! 

  • 1-minute bite size content 

  • Covering key toolsets including Microsoft, Google and Apple 

  • Step-by-step guidance to empower you to start tomorrow 

  • Perfect for sharing in a staff meeting or morning muster 

  • Linked to our fortnightly webinars to enable you to share your learning or reinforce the skills developed  

Plus, take a peek down below for some awesome innovative tech tips from our T4L edtech specialists.

With new videos released regularly, make sure you check back often.


The T4L team's Top tech tips to kickstart 2021

Did you know you can create shortcuts in your Staff Portal to get direct access to loads of T4L resources? 

They also appear directly in the Staff Portal app on your smartphone or tablet!

Watch this video to find out how  Direct video link


Powerful Presentations!

Learn how to make presentations pop!

Get ready for:

  • Animation, GIFs and more in Keynote
  • The Power of AI to transform your PowerPoint
  • Accessibility features in Google Slides

Learn how to tap in to the Power of AI and more to craft compelling presentations in minutes with PowerPoint!  Direct video link

Go to Microsoft resources for teacher professional development

"Coming Soon"

Discover how to make presentations more accessible with the power of live captions!  Direct video link

See Google resources available to support teachers with professional learning.

From drawing and animations to GIFs and more, find our how to do more with Keynote!  Direct video link

Go to the latest Apple resources for teacher professional learning.

Spreadsheet Supremos!

Discover top tips to supercharge your work with data and spreadsheets

Get ready for:

  • Mastering Numbers on iPad
  • Excelling in Excel
  • Colout coded drop downs in Sheets

Discover top tips and tricks to excel in Excel! Create graphs, add formulas and insert design flair  Direct video link

Go to Microsoft resources for teacher professional development

Discover how to save time and increase understandability entering data in Google Sheets with colour coded drop-down menus  Direct video link

See Google resources available to support teachers with professional learning.

Discover there is way more than numbers to Numbers on iPad!  Direct video link

Go to the latest Apple resources for teacher professional learning.

Getting creative

Discover some creative ways to apply technology in your classroom!

Get ready for:

  • Apple Pages tips and tricks
  • Explore STEM in your classroom with Microsoft tools
  • Create simple websites with Google Sites

Discover some awesome Microsoft STEM resources  Direct video link

Go to Microsoft resources for teacher professional development.

Create simple websites to share resources and coordinate learning with Google Sites  Direct video link

See Google resources available to support teachers with professional learning.

Grab some awesome Pages tips and tricks to master digital documents (Direct video link)

Go to the latest Apple resources for teacher professional learning.

File management and digital docs supremo!

Are you keen to boost your skills in creating, sharing and organising your files?

Get ready for:

  • Downloading, saving and sharing files on iPad
  • Getting the most out of Microsoft Word
  • Sharing and collaborating on files in G Suite

Explore some of the more advanced features of Microsoft Word as you start your journey to becoming a digital document pro  Direct video link

Discover Microsoft resources for teacher professional learning.

Learn how to share and collaborate on documents in G Suite and the difference between Viewer, Commentor and Editor roles  Direct video link

See Google resources available to support teachers with professional learning.

Learn how to save and share your files like a pro on iPad! Direct video link

See Apple resources available to support teachers with professional learning.

Accessibility

These videos explore some of the key accessibility tools available within programs used in NSW public school classrooms every day. 

Discover empowering features including:

  • Auto captions in Slides
  • Dictation in Office 365
  • Inbuilt accessibility features in iPad

 

Write with your voice using the power of the 'dictation tool' in Office 365  Direct video link

Discover Microsoft resources for teacher professional learning.

Discover the magic of auto-captions in Google Slides  Direct video link

See Google resources available to support teachers with professional learning.

Get your iPads talking as 'speak screen' makes texts accessible for students!  Direct video link

Go to the latest Apple resources for teacher professional learning.


Power productivity

Do you have trouble locating the best student-focused resources to use with your preferred toolset? We show you tips on how to master information management, as well as how to boost your productivity with some time-saving hacks!

 

Discover some awesome STEM and coding resource banks  Direct video link

Discover Microsoft resources for teacher professional learning.

Become a power searcher with simple search tips and tricks  Direct video link

See Google resources available to support teachers with professional learning.

Power up your iPad with these productivity tips! Direct video link

Go to the latest Apple resources for teacher professional learning.


But wait, there's more...

Come and explore some more top tech tips with the T4L team's technology gurus! 

From AR to 3D printing and so much more, check back regularly as more tips are added.

Master presentations in Keynote with these quick tips and tricks  Direct video link

Go to the latest Apple resources for teacher professional learning.

Hack your desktop for productivity with these quick tips and tricks  Direct video link

See Microsoft resources available to support teachers with professional learning.

Discover the power of Gestures on iPad! Direct video link

Go to the latest Apple resources for teacher professional learning.

Do you know NSW DoE staff and students have access to Adobe Creative Cloud? Find out how! Direct video link

See Adobe resources available to support teachers with professional learning.

Keen to explore AR but not sure where to start? Google it, and begin today with AR built into Google search  Direct video link

Learn more at a T4L PL webinar or online event

Did you know you can code a micro:bit without a micro:bit? Explore this video to learn how to code a virtual micro:bit and get students experimenting with code, exploring circuits and more! Direct video link

Learn more about how to program and work with micro:bit's and all about the 'do your :bit competiton on board 1424 in the stem.T4L Learning Library!