YouTubes

On this page I share a selection of YouTubes I believe are relevant to careers, studying and life generally. I hope you enjoy them.

Study Skills and Tips

Introduction to Microsoft Word | Lesson 1

This 11 minute video follows on from the previous tracking sheets video and shows how to use weekly planning sheets to organise your week.

✔︎ Create a cover page
✔︎ Insert footers
✔︎ Insert headers
✔︎ Insert pages numbers

Introduction to Microsoft Word | Lesson 2

This 14 minute video follows on from the previous video and shows how to:

✔︎ Use headings 1
✔︎ Use headings 2
✔︎ Create an auto table of contents

Introduction to Microsoft Word | Lesson 3

This 12 minute video follows on from the previous video and shows how to:

✔︎ Import an image
✔︎ Add a caption
✔︎ Create an auto list of captions

Introduction to Microsoft Word | Lesson 4

This 14 minute video follows on from the previous video and shows how to:

✔︎ Create a table
✔︎ Add a caption
✔︎ Create an auto list of tables

Introduction to Microsoft Word | Lesson 5

This 16 minute video follows on from the previous video and shows how to:

✔︎ Create a flow chart
✔︎ Create a hierarchy chart

This 14 minute video follows on from the previous tracking sheets video and shows how to use weekly planning sheets to organise your week.
Topics
✔︎ Reflect on how we manage our time and look at what bad habits we have developed.
✔︎ Be proactive and set aside some time to plan and get organised for the upcoming week.

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We are now a few weeks into the first month of a new year and no doubt many of us have decided to make a few changes to our lives. Stop eating junk food, get a bit more organised, find a new job, start the gym program, and so on.
In my most recent post, I discussed the value of planning and how important it is to make changes to enable us not so much to fit as much into our lives as possible but to actually allow us to have the time to enjoy our lives too. However, a familiar cry is, but I don’t have time to do this. This short clip introduces the use of tracking sheets to see where we can improve our use of time, and as a result have time to do the things we want to do.

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If you currently use the APA 6th referencing style, this short tutorial presents the key differences between the two styles. It does not include all the changes; I have selected the more common ones:


✔︎ Changes to publisher location
✔︎ In-text citations – 3 or more authors
✔︎ Reference list – 3 or more authors
✔︎ URL changes
✔︎ DOI changes
✔︎ Gender neutral language

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General interest and motivational videos

Uploaded 26 January 2024 "The New Fountain of Youth: Lifelong Learning | TEDxStGeorgeSalon" with Ingrid Bianca Yerly

Dr Ingrid Bianca Byerly discusses how once retiring from a career meant often giving up your dreams and much more, but not anymore! 
Dr Ingrid Bianca Byerly, a Duke University educator, Semester at Sea teacher, and traveller, shares the secret to a fulfilling ‘Third Act’ of life. 

Duration:  8.43 mins

Uploaded 15 June 2020 "Positive Education for the 21st Century" with John Doran

John Doran has been a teacher and guidance counsellor for over 24 years. A founding Chairman of the Network of School Planners from its foundation, he is author of the acclaimed Ways to Wellbeing.  He is passionate about the transformative power of education to disrupt poverty, and help young people do all that they can, with all that they have, in the time that they have got, in the space that they are in.

Duration:  9.36 mins

Uploaded 1 June 2020 "Learning from home" with Ken Robinson

Welcome to the first episode of our ‘Learning From Home’ series. We’re joined by Sonia Benavides, architect and mother of 4 from Mexico. This interview took place at the beginning of April 2020 – facts and figures are not currently up to date.

Duration:  42 mins

Uploaded 4 February 2020 "Why kids should draw more"

Edutopia presents this overview of the value of drawing to learn and retain information.

This is related to the article “The Science of Drawing and Memory” by Youki Terada. This is the link to the article:

https://www.edutopia.org/article/science-drawing-and-memory

 

Duration:  2.19 mins

 

Uploaded 12 August 2019 "9 Life Lessons - Tim Minchin UWA Address"

Tim Minchin, is a former UWA Arts student at The University of Western Australia. This is his UWA Address.

 

Duration: 18.16 mins

Uploaded: 23 May 2019

"A Student-centered model of blended learning"

Kareen Farah explains how blended learning has been applied at a Washington DC high school.

As explained by Kareen Farah the three main components:

✔︎ blended learning
✔︎ self-paced structure
✔︎ mastery-based grading

Duration: 5.48 mins

Uploaded: 21 May 2019

"Oprah speaks at Colorado College"

Oprah shares her thoughts and tips for new graduates. I particularly like her comment, “Your purpose right now is to keep that job, your purpose is to do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do”.

I think parents will appreciate Oprah’s tips:
✔︎ look people in the eye
✔︎ keep your commitments
✔︎ make your beds
✔︎ don’t bring cell phones to the dinner table

Duration: 21.33 mins

Uploaded: 19 May 2019

"The powerful effects of drawing on learning"

We have used this technique to breakdown a concept. In the tourism program we use drawing to explain the multiplier effect on the economy.

Duration: 2.18 mins

Uploaded: 17 May 2019

"How to draw to remember more"

This is a TEDx Vienna presentation by Graham Shaw who teaches how to draw pictures that make learning memorable. Note how he suggests keeping the drawings simple. Try this yourself, you might be surprised at what you can remember.

Graham Shaw is author of ‘The Art of Business Communication’, shortlisted for the ‘CMI Management Book of the Year 2016′. He also presented  and at TEDx Hull in 2015.

Duration: 16.48 mins