Digital creation · Digital innovation · Distance Learning · Top tip

#365 Atom: A free text editor

This one is a late Christmas present from me to you! It may not be relevant to you all but I thought I would share this text editor software with you as it has been my lifesaver this year. Atom is a really and intuitive text editor that I have been using to create HTML… Continue reading #365 Atom: A free text editor

Browsers · ICT proficiency · Top tip

#353 Drag and drop URLs into a Dropbox folder

Did you know that you can save a website URL to a Dropbox folder? Well now you do! This is really useful to keep all your resources in one place. No more saving your files in one place and your bookmarks in another! It’s really easy and will help you keep your files, folders and… Continue reading #353 Drag and drop URLs into a Dropbox folder

Copyright · Creative Commons · Digital creation · Images

#349 Make a splash with Unsplash

We all love something for nothing, don’t we? Unsplash is a website full of free high-resolution photos: All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or… Continue reading #349 Make a splash with Unsplash

Audience response system · Classroom technology · Digital creation · Digital participation · Distance Learning · Formative assessment · Quiz tools

#326 Formative [1/3]: Getting started with this free, online, quiz tool

Formative is a free to use quiz tool that has some nice features. Sign up for your free teacher account here:  In this video, I’ll demonstrate how to use Formative to set up a quiz. Featured Image: “Thinking” by Postcards from Inside licenced under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  

Data literacy · Digital research and scholarship · Excel · Working with Data

#318 Excel formulas behaving weirdly? Try a fixed cell reference

A fixed cell reference allows you to use make use of the auto-fill feature in Excel, whilst ensuring any cell references you want to keep static, remain so. So if you ever find yourself frustrated that Excel isn’t completing your formulas as you’d like, this one is for you! Featured image: ” Red Cells”by Alias… Continue reading #318 Excel formulas behaving weirdly? Try a fixed cell reference

ICT proficiency · Information literacy · Timesavers · Word

#313 Double spacing in Word

This tip comes to you from a horror story I heard recently about a student manually double spacing their dissertation! To save another student from such horror, this post shows you how you can easily double space your document in less than 60 seconds… Featured image: “Space” by leolambertini is licenced under CC BY-ND 2.0