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.

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understanding new trends in educational technology

June 17th, 2015

New Trends in Tech

Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics 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, funded by The Education and Training Foundation.

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 »


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 »

access youtube

May 28th, 2015

Advert Free YouTube

Accessible and Advert Free YouTube If you use YouTube with your students to watch videos in the classroom, then take a look at ACCESS: YouTube, a resource by Henshaws College. It is a simplified version of You Tube, making it easier to search and play videos and does not contain… Read More »