USING A TOMATO & OTHER PSYCHOLOGY TIPS!

CREATE FOCUS A tomato-shaped kitchen timer is a great productivity tool. This can also link to physical health. Working from home can be way more sedentary, so use the 5 minute breaks to get up and have a walk. If you monitor step count, then try to keep this at the same level as when […]

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR BROADBAND

Many people will be thinking about the speed of their home Wi-Fi but far more significant is the speed of access to the Internet. Broadband  connectivity may be subject to contention: where several homes are competing for the same bandwidth to reach the telephone exchange and beyond. This will vary according to other people in […]

RUNNING ONLINE MEETINGS

Think about when you will use video on calls.  Have you got a suitable camera and will you wear different clothes when talking to customers as opposed to colleagues? And what’s in the background – will it be an unnecessary distraction for whoever you’re talking to? (Some tools offer the capability to blur the background […]

PAID FOR THINGS THEY’VE MADE FREE!

Everyone love Martin Lewis and his moneysavingexpert.com site don’t they? Well you’ll be delighted to see he’s maintaining a list of all the best things which are not free to help you all get through the current situation! https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/team-blog/2020/03/paid-for-things-they-ve-made-free-boxsets–audiobooks–fitness-c/

TOOLS FOR BETTER READING & WRITING!

email – check! Slack – check! Teams working from home – check! Now you’re back to writing, consuming and editing documents but digitally, well it’s not quite the same as doing it with a green biro and some paper. Here are some tools which our team has recommended as the perfect place to start on […]

GREAT TOOLS TO ENHANCE YOUR MEETINGS!

Just because you aren’t in the same building together doesn’t mean any interaction with the team needs to be compromised. WFH’s a great way to identify meetings which really could’ve been an email, and which are truly vital. For those, there’s plenty of resource available to you to keep communication flowing. Here are some of […]

RITUALS WILL KEEP YOUR TEAM THRIVING!

It’s going to be tougher than ever to keep teams effective over the coming weeks, and having some rituals in place will really help you feel connected and in control. Here’s a great framework we home you can use right away! Much of this post has come from https://www.yonder.io/ who also have a podcast discussing […]

TIPS FOR TEACHING VIA A VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

It probably sounds impossible but if done correctly this will allow you to add to their learning techniques which aren’t possible within a regular classroom. Remember, it’s not usually possible to simply recreate the classroom environment online. Think about what you are trying to achieve with your lesson plan and what information you can share, and […]

WHERE TO START IF YOUR BUSINESS IS EDUCATING OTHERS

With thanks to Patrick Shaw, EdTech Consultant, EdTechAdviceUK Many (most?) schools have G-Suite or Office 365 deployed already, because it’s free to schools – so access to remote tools is not a problem. The problem is that schools generally have not invested in the skills, expertise and pedagogies to implement/embed use of these tools. So […]

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