Teachers' Toolkit

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.

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!