Tech Tips

Tips and Tricks for Technology Enhanced Learning

This website will be a place to share tips and tricks in using digital technology in learning and teaching. Katharine will be sharing handy tips and ideas in using technology in teaching and learning. A library of tips and tricks will develop as the project progresses. Please email Katharine if you have examples to share.

Tips and Tricks for Technology Enhanced Learning

I hope you will want to regularly visit this website to share and discover handy tips and tricks in using technology in learning and teaching. You are encouraged to comment, provide feedback and test out the handy tips and share your own.

This website acts as a hub for digital learning. It will grow continuously, as the digital learning project progresses with new sections and tools added. I welcome your feedback on what you would like to see and find useful.

Tech Tips News from the Blog

feltag recommendations

September 7th, 2015

Three Actions for FELTAG

Are you a digital advocate but wondering where you can make time to work on implementing FELTAG recommendations? The recent FELTAG report recommends that 10% of learning in Colleges be taught and delivered online and this is to rise to 50% by 2018. Do you find yourself agreeing that you… Read More »

Web 2.0 Issues and Advantages

July 29th, 2015

Web 2.0 Issues and Advantages

I focused on five of the biggest names of the interactive web: forums, wikis, blogs, polls and instant messaging Forums – Forums are asynchronous by design, but firmly grounded in real time in practice: waiting for responses that may never materialise is one problem; another is the latecomer’s dilemma: why… Read More »

generation z

July 27th, 2015

Generation Z

Thank you to everyone who has emailed or spoken to me about their plans to introduce digital technology to support learning. I’m really excited to hear your ideas and will be sharing them here on the blog. Following the Staff Development event, I know a lot of you have been… Read More »

Digital Learning Ambassadors

July 17th, 2015

Tools to facilitate collaboration

Learning involves Collaboration and Interaction I believe effective learning involves collaboration and interaction. Something that this article also argues, by Alastair Creelman. There are lots of useful online tools, many free of charge and open source that help us in our work and providing more effective teaching and learning. A… Read More »

sports poster picture

July 15th, 2015

Powerpoint Posters

Powerpoint Posters for Student Assessment If you are looking for new ways for your students to learn online, why not ask them to use powerpoint to create a poster on a particular unit of study. Here is a template you can download and ask your students to complete.Click the image… Read More »


July 1st, 2015

Personal Learning Environments and Networks

Personal Learning Environments and Networks The origin of a network lies in a common interest or an interest people have for each other. The basis of a network is trust and it is important that you maintain remote networks and keep in contact with all your networks for the benefit… Read More »

how to create a QR code

June 26th, 2015

How to create a QR code

QR codes are very simple to create. 1. Visit a QR code generator website. 2. Type in the url (website address you want the qr code to scan to 3. Click “Create QR code” 4. You can then click download to save the image. You can then add this to… Read More »


June 25th, 2015

Interactive Resources for Interactive Whiteboards

Create interactive games and resources quickly and easily using Triptico to make your whiteboards interactive Triptico is an excellent resource for teaching staff to create interactive resources and use in conjunction with their interactive whiteboards. All resources can be saved for later use. Using triptico resources enables all students to… Read More »

Toolbox-Talks with katharine jewitt

June 23rd, 2015

Digital Tools Webinar

Lunchtime Webinar – Online Event About the Event #DigiLearnWebinar :   The recent FELTAG report recommends that 10% of learning in Colleges be taught and delivered online and this is to rise to 50% by 2018. Prospects College of Advanced Technology (PROCAT) is hosting weekly lunchtime webinars for the sharing of effective practice… Read More »

jewels game to learn keyboard shortcuts

June 18th, 2015

Make Learning Fun

Using online flashcards and games for learning Today, I asked a class of Year 11s, who are not IT literate, to create a set of flashcards to learn keyboard shortcuts when working in Microsoft Word. We set up a free account using Cram and were quickly creating a fantastic reusable… Read More »