All teachers know how easy it is to go down the rabbit hole while searching for classroom content. Rachelle Haslegrave of Tarras School was well acquainted with google search and had a growing pile list of subscriptions. That was until Teachables launched in 2020.
Previously, Year 7 and 8 teacher Andrew Boaz of Rolleston School would have multiple folders to shift through depending on the curriculum area, and files that needed uploaded, downloaded and then filed. Then Andrew tried the iUgo Planner and it all changed.
Specialist Classroom Teacher at Whanganui High School, Jo Ander, was on the constant lookout for digital tools that could support her team’s planning. Once she discovered iUgo, she jumped straight into a 30-day trial of iUgo and didn’t look back.
One click, and I’m there, says Mataura School primary teacher and iUgo user Shona Willis. A Year 2 and 3 teacher, Shona says her planning is now so much quicker and easier with the digital planning tool, iUgo, as it halves the time she spends.
Deputy Principal at Elm Grove School in Dunedin, Grant Peacock, tried many different online planning solutions. Google docs, international software and word – he grew tired of starting from scratch over and over again. Then he found iUgo and his planning got easier.
Sue Huntleigh-Smith was ready to move on from paper planning. A lack of space and a never-ending paper trail were holding her back from reaching goals. Luckily she heard her colleagues singing iUgo’s praises in the lunch room, so she started her trial and hasn’t looked back.
Wayne Widdowson of Henderson Primary School in Auckland knows that one of the keys to teaching success is learning how to organise your day. Since he found iUgo his planning has become easy, structured and saves him tons of time to be able to do other teaching tasks.
The team at St Patricks, Invercargill, were looking to shift away from paper planning back in 2015. Nathan Collie was the first to discover iUgo and learnt how to effectively plan online. Since then, the whole teaching team have signed up to iUgo
Finding the resources you need and having them spread out across print books and various digital platforms takes a lot of time. Helen Quirke of Greerton Village School found a way to reduce the time she spends searching for resources when she found iUgo Teachables.