The Workshop activity is an excellent peer assessment tool. With the workshop students can do the marking for you with prompts from you about how they should assess. You can add a model example and allow self-assessment as well.
With augmented reality you can give your students more opportunities to discover content based on their observations of the real world. Imagine your student pointing their phone at a car engine and having the parts listed, or at a picture that suddenly turns into a video and starts playing. You can also do it relatively easily and for free.
This video from way back in 2014 has a very interesting take on how technology can support learning. Shifting the focus from teaching to learning can have a real impact on how you view technology. The video looks at it from the perspective of anything you do in life and how technology has aided you in that endeavour. It's definitely worth a watch.
YouTube has been around for a long time and is often seen as a tool for people to watch silly videos of people falling over and funny cats. It can also be seen as a distraction from work. However, it is quite possible that a lot of the truly powerful features may have been overlooked in the educational community.
In this guest blog from Tom Harris, Lecturer (Senior Tutor) at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, he explores the use of mobile phones in the classroom and how they can not only help with low-level classroom disruption, but also build students trust, self-control and respect for others.
Using Turnitin you can now get your students to do some of the work of marking for you with this handing Plagiarism and SPAG Student self-assessment activity.
In the new iOS11 update from Apple you can now record your iPad screen with audio to create video lessons. Find out more here.
Would you like to learn more about the latest Microsoft Office tools like Word, PowerPoint, Excel and the rest of Office 365? If so the Office 365 Training Centre is for you.
The TES has some excellent ideas you could use for behaviour management. Find these and some useful videos here...
As a teacher at Suffolk New College you have access to the Microsoft Educator Community. Find out more about this useful site...
For more than five years, evidence has been mounting that young people in the UK are among the most pressured, unhappy and commercially vulnerable in the western world.
I find the period between now and October half term the most challenging point of the year and I am sure I am in good company. So over the last couple of weeks I have been speaking to colleagues from within college and further afield asking for their top tips. So below are some of the ‘gems’ that have been offered!