summer challenge win an ipad

June 15th, 2015

Summer Challenge – Tech Prizes to Win!

I am asking all teaching staff to join me in the summer challenge to produce a learning plan for each major topic in their syllabus with an element of digital learning to support flipped learning. Please add a comment to this blog to join the challenge and for your chance… Read More »

Bricklaying Students make video animations

June 12th, 2015

Digital Skills Achievers

Congratulations to Construction Students Jack Perry and Chris Mann who were awarded certificates in digital skills for storyboarding and animation. Construction students Jack Perry and Chris Mann were awarded Digital Skills certificates in storyboarding and animation by Digital Learning Fellow, Katharine Jewitt at Prospects College of Advanced Technology. The students… Read More »


June 11th, 2015

Britannica Free Trial for FE

Britannica Free Trial for FE available now until 15th July Encyclopaedia Britannica is offering colleges an opportunity to take part in a free trial. To participate in the free trial colleges will need to place an order on the Jisc Collections website for Britannica Online Academic Edition and Britannica Image… Read More »

flipping the classroom

June 10th, 2015

Flipped Classroom in 6 Easy Steps

6 easy steps that make the whole process of flipping your classroom, a little less daunting. The flipped classroom flips education on its head from a traditional lecture-centric approach to learner and activity focused. Students watch videos and complete online activities prior to attending face-to-face discussion sessions. Teacher time is… Read More »

questioning techniques

June 9th, 2015

Questioning Techniques

Useful videos demonstrating questioning techniques Basket Ball Technique Fish Bowl Discussion Student Centred Discussion Questioning Strategies Effective Questioning Techniques Socrative Method Visit PROCAT Prospects College of Advanced Technology This PROCAT Digital website is produced to report on activity from the Digital Learning Fellowship at PROCAT Prospects College of Advanced Technology,… Read More »

triptico training workshop

June 8th, 2015

Triptico Training

Triptico Training Workshops with David Riley There are three Triptico training sessions taking place on Friday 26th June at Basildon Campus. I do hope, as many of you as possible, are able to attend, if you are not teaching at those times. Non Teaching Staff are also welcome. Triptico is… Read More »

brush up your maths for free

June 5th, 2015

Citizen Maths

Brush up your maths for free I want to draw your attention to this useful resource by Ufi on Maths. I think you will find it useful for your own provision and for your learners. Citizen Maths is a free and open online maths course at level 2, GCSE level…. Read More »

how to repair a cavity wall

June 4th, 2015

Using Video in the Classroom

Bricklaying Students make video animations Videos are a fun alternative to written assignments, for students to demonstrate their learning and encourages creativity and learner involvement. Introducing the use of videos in the classroom, appeals to visual learners. It improves learners’ digital literacy skills, digital communication skills and group collaboration skills…. Read More »

Instructor Placemats

June 3rd, 2015

Instructor Placemats

Enhancing Effective Teaching and Learning by PROCAT staff Click the image for a full size placemat Keeley Clements, Functional Skills Tutor has been working on a project to improve questioning techniques of teaching instructors. The above image shows an instructor placemat Keeley has introduced. These are printed on A3 and… Read More »

community of practice digital learning

June 2nd, 2015

Digital Learning Community of Practice

Sharing Effective Practice in Digital Learning About the Event #DigiLearnForum Prospects College of Advanced Technology (PROCAT) is hosting a digital learning community of practice for the sharing of effective practice between FE colleges, HE, Schools, Employers and other interested parties. The events are free to attend. Attendees are welcome from… Read More »