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How to maximise your time in the classroom

How to maximise your time in the classroom

The tools in iUgo are full of time-saving tricks that help you get the most out of your day, even when the minutes are running short. Wayne Widdowson, of Henderson Primary School in Auckland, knows that one of the keys to teaching success is learning how to organise...

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Introducing iUgo Teachables

Introducing iUgo Teachables

iUgo Teachables is the brainchild of Nicola Smith, Managing Director and co-founder of Essential Resources. In 2000, Nicola and Geraldine Sloane launched Essential Resources, Teachables parent brand, when they saw a gap in education for teaching resources that were...

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Tailor iUgo to your planning needs

Tailor iUgo to your planning needs

Team teaching with iUgo is a no-brainer for teacher Jo Ander. When Jo’s Whanganui High School colleague started playing around with iUgo, she was hooked. “We’re always on the look-out for new resources. iUgo’s free 30-day trial and fantastic IT support meant it was a...

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Transparent planning with iUgo

Transparent planning with iUgo

Elmgrove Primary School teacher Grant Peacock is only too happy to show his planning to colleagues and parents.   It’s rare to come by that kind of confidence in an environment where teachers are under relentless pressure to show improved outcomes.  Yet...

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Grumbling About Time Spent Planning?

Grumbling About Time Spent Planning?

iUgo brings little efficiencies that add up to a big lot, says Kerikeri’s Riverview School teacher and team leader, John Bowron. John first tinkered with iUgo in 2015 when he was curious about what it could offer. Now he doesn’t look back. “My planning used to be...

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Quality planning at all levels with iUgo

Quality planning at all levels with iUgo

Deputy principal Anne-Maree McDougall took a closer look at iUgo and liked what she saw. At Mercury Bay Area School in Whitianga, Anne-Maree’s team all use iUgo at different levels to help organise their planning. Anne-Maree says “Teachers are time-poor. iUgo is...

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Weekly Planner tip: Start and end times

Weekly Planner tip: Start and end times

You can easily change the start and end time of your day on your Weekly Planner by clicking on the Cog and selecting Settings. In the pop-up that appears you can change the start and end times to suit you.

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Free Up Your Weekends With iUgo

Free Up Your Weekends With iUgo

There’s no more planning on the weekend for Jacira De Hoog. A teacher at Cambridge Middle School, Jacira loves the way iUgo saves her time and means her weekly planning is always ready.  iUgo links and integrates unit and weekly plans, so it’s quick and easy to...

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Seamlessly plan as a team using iUgo

Seamlessly plan as a team using iUgo

Senior teacher Nathan Collie loves how iUgo saves him time, making it easy to plan effectively. St Patricks School, located in Invercargill, made the decision to move away from paper-based planning in 2015 and have since transitioned their whole team to using iUgo....

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The unbelievably easy way to simplify your planning

The unbelievably easy way to simplify your planning

Planning can be overwhelming and time consuming, often spread across multiple documents, in multiple places. iUgo makes it simple, allowing you to create three documents at the same time. By linking your unit and lesson plans to your Weekly Planner, you create your...

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Creating new events

The iUgo Weekly Planner has undergone some collaboration enhancements allowing you to collaborate on the same event with other iUgo users. Or as always, you can still create personal events which are individual to yourself. Now the most used event types...

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