A collection of free online resources to aid the enhancement of blended learning within your course. These digital tools are available as teaching aid/summative assessment for lecturers and as a means for students to demonstrate knowledge gain via the use of interactive technology.
Nearpod is an interactive lesson creation tool, which allows existing lesson materials such as Powerpoints and PDFs to be incorporated into an interactive lesson structure with activity creation options. It also allows live sessions across devices for classroom use.
NLN is a substantial and wide-ranging collection of e-learning materials for post-16 education in the UK.
ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard
ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard is an Apple app which allows you to turn an iPad or compatible device into an interactive whiteboard.
Includes voiceover recording capacity, easy to share and upload, etc.
Ted Ed is a digital lesson tool, allowing you to curate content from the TEd Ed collection to create an interactive digital lesson.
Integral to TED's youth and education initiative, this site also has original educational videos, TED talks and content.
DigitalLearn is offers free online refresher courses and classes on everything concerning IT - from Cloud storage and sending emails to Microsoft Office and social media.
How To: Beginners Guides to IT
The Digital Unite website provides comprehensive guides and support in building a wide variety of digital skills.
These guides focus on assisting and supporting beginners to IT, including guides on:
What is a Computer?
What is a PC?
What is a Mac?
What is a Tablet?
How To: Blogs
This Digital Unite guide to blogs is an introductory how-to which explains how to begin blogging.
How To: Browse and Search Online
How To: Computer and Internet Terms
A Digital Unite How To guide about computer terminology and common terms used online.
How To: Email
This Digital Unite guide covers everything you may need to know about email; including how to create an email account, sending documents and attachments, e-safety tips and more.