Top Ten Tips for ICT

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10+ ways to save time, stress and improve student outcomes

Teacher, HOD, Facilitator, Vinyl DJ,Board member, Remixer,

Waimea College1500 Studentsco-Ed State schoolYr 9-13

Im Busy - youre busy. In my talking to music teachers - from primary to tertiary - some are very busy. My tips today are what works for me, and Ive taken from what others have shown me. MY HOPE FOR TODAY _ MY LEARNING OUTCOME - that you will take at least 2 tips away that you will actually use tomorrow. That you will take 15mins to plan how you are going to impliment it. Some are not ground breaking, some are.

I play in 3 bands, perform locally and nationally.

Teacher, HOD, Facilitator, Vinyl DJ,Board member, Remixer,

Todays Learning OutcomeTake two of my Top Ten Tips and use them

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Have padlet open!!!


Act On It - NOWPass it on - NOWFile it - NOWThrow it away - NOW

Relatively easy to follow three of those - Act On IT - setting time aside to read email and have time built in to be able to respond to them.

Wunderlist Cross platform including BrowserReview what has been completedEmail/PrintRepeatableFile ITUgly Yellow FolderFor transitioning schools/from paper to digitalOne place for all paper - in a drawer not on your deskReviewable - start of the school year, report specifics, prizegivings

iPad - show wunderlist. Physical - show yellow folder.


Keep track: of those cool videos that you get sent or that cool article about music advocacy...

digital note takingWebclipper Chrome Extension

Two main functions I use - clipping websites and articles. Others - audio note taking, pen on a digital paper. Sharing notes with others. Can be offline too. Premium level for large file uploads per month.Chrome - Friends dont let friends use internet explorer - less issues.


Itinerant/Peripatetic Instrumental lesson organisation

Previously, physically fill out a form, then take about 3 days to enter into a spreadsheet, with spelling errors, other errors - like trying to hire a guitar. Start of the year is busy, wasnt until about week 5 or 6 that lessons could start.

Google Forms (Microsoft Forms)Results collated/sortedStudents fill out detailsTimetables for lessons made(Waiting list)

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Streamlining time consuming data entry based tasks

PerformancesThrough to markingStudents enter details in Google Form

Performance OrderTech RunSheetMarking Schedule

Future Database of what I did, songs performed

Digital entry, digital output

Get students to enter the details in -


Digital Assessment of Compositions and Work

How do you receive student compositions? How do you store them? Issues with printing, (and cost), emailing gets lost - clogged up email inbox. USB issues, loose sharing rights the next year - accounts deleted. MY STUDENTS COMPOSITIONS ARE COMPUTER BASED, KEEP IT DIGITAL - searchable.

Free for Google School domains. Google Classroom - 20mins with a 5min video. Playing around. 5mins delivering to the PFA staff.

Microsoft Teacher Dashboard - Preloaded classes for $500NZ. Potential for quite advanced things. Clunky, less intuitive, pushing and pulling not quite time-saving. These are just two examples. Other will emerge


Central PointOne Stop ShopWebsite/Blog/Weebly

As we are transitioning from google docs, moodle over to Microsoft 365. Needed a central place. The changeover wasnt really all sorted at the end of last year - I do my planning and prep in nov and dec - once the year starts, I am too busy. Decision as a Performing arts faculty - once they come into our block - a consistent message, go to the weebly.


Weebly is free website - template. Quite easy. Spent time looking at old wordpress - a bit more powerful but not needed. Wanted it outside of google domain - due to managment decision to move away from google.

Not Google Searchable - copyrightURL LINKS DropboxGoogle DriveMicrosoft 365YoutubeWebsites - eg State Curriculum sites.Digital Calendar

DIFFERENTIATIONMashed CourseIndividual Student CoursesAbsent StudentsAbsent Teacher

UNPLANNED USESSharing with other Music teachersSharing with parents - standards/datesInternal Staff PD

Mashed courses - trades, work experience, clashes on timetables. Absent teacher.Internal Staff PD - Digital Moderation

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Digital Internal Moderation/Storage

11:25 am NO LATER - Dropped hard drive, looking for the right cable, munt the power lead. Have to have the harddrive with you. Ive dropped a 1TB HD. If its in the cloud, it can be shared - privately or others add to it - Eg RAPs description

One PlaceRequires some setup and organisationWill save you timeWill save you stressGreat for the future

Eg showing nick the new yr 11 teacher - changes to state-central moderation


Create your own PLN(Personal Learning Network)

Cant rely on generic PD from your school. Often sole charge, or only teacher in that specific area

Be Self-SufficientLinkedInTwitterBlogs

Subject AssociationsEdNet DAYTiME



Flip your video at a time

LOOK AT THE TIME - SEE HOW much time I have. 11:30am no demo, earlier yes demo.

LOOK AT THE TIME - SEE HOW much time I have. 11:30am no demo, earlier yes demo.

Free for up to 15minsIt worksAdd-in for Chrome Browsers - so works on any platform including chromebooks

Add into on student computers - and networked computers

Demonstration Normally when doing a ICT demo in classPlugged into the Network Checked Prior the peripherals workPlan for a Plan BCheck Background Processes (eg Syncing)


One Rung at a time.Have an ICT Strategy

If it saves me time, effort, money, improves student outcomes - then Im in.

Digital plannerTime Audit - time in/time outTime spent preparing planner for the yearPhysically writing inCreating a scheme - duplicationChanging when classes are missedKeeping track of relief1 Term option - same program

If you always do what youve always done,youll always get what you always got.

Business as usual - only works for a few years. The dont change, but the students to - historical reasons - old students, old programs.

Original Learning Outcome?Book in some time right now to put in place/review/research 2 tips from this

That you will take at least 2 tips away that you will actually use tomorrow. That you will take 15mins to plan how you are going to implement it.