A model online lesson for Year-12, A-Level Media Studies Students

Last week, I had the pleasure of observing some excellent teaching practice online with Google Classroom and Hangouts. Beck, the Head of A Level Media Studies at City and Islington Sixth Form College, invited me to a Year 12 Class on Radio so I was able to view how she organised a typical lesson for…

Google Classroom & Hangouts – Teacher FAQs

Once you’ve got to grips with the basics with Google Classroom and Hangouts, you may start to notice some tools are not working as well as you would like or there may be activities you would like to try but are not sure how. Keep your questions coming to the Digital Learning team. If we…

A Word of Encouragement As You Begin Teaching Online

These are strange times indeed for those working in education but regardless of whether you are planning to deliver your upcoming lessons with Microsoft Teams, Moodle and Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom and Hangouts or Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams, here is some basic guidance for teaching staff at City and Islington College (as well as…

Bett2020: My experience.

This year I was given the opportunity to attend the Bett show in January alongside my digital ambassador partners. the Bett show is a massive gathering of global network partners and educators to come together and deliver inspiring content and ideas into EdTech practices in the UK and across the world. It was the first…

Creating Digital Stories with Adult ESOL Students

Lois Darlington, the Staff Digital Leader for the Centre for Lifelong Learning, recently agreed to explore creating Digital Stories using Adobe Spark with her Adult ESOL students. Adobe Spark is a free tool that is available to all College staff and students. We worked with the student digital ambassadors to create step by step guides…

Two Free Maths Apps for GCSE Students!

This Maths app is called Gojimo and it allows you to study all types of courses including Maths GCSEs. There are other subjects you could do on there including the mandatory English and Science and other subjects like resistant materials and economics. How it works is you simply pick the exam board you’re doing with…

Review of Inshot

Inshot app is today’s most used app for editing photos and videos on smartphones. Nowadays, smartphone cameras have much more technology similar to the digital cameras. People often use their smartphone to capture their perfect moments in the life. Inshot app gives a wide range of options to the user to enhance their photos and…

Why Evernote Is Everlasting.

Evernote is free app available for both android and apple users with over 200 million customers using it since 2007. The app has a number of purposes ranging from note-taking to managing your projects and work safely in your files. Evernote has even been reviewed as the best note taking app of this year, 2019…

gigl-the new student employability app

gigl aims to help students find part-time work in London with no need for a CV. The app can be downloaded for free on either the Apple App store or Google Play on your phone. It works by enabling you to upload a 1 minute video of yourself to express your personality and how you…

Citymapper App Review

Citymapper is a free app, which makes travel around your city more efficient and easier. Free to download on both on the Google play store and the App store, city mapper is accessible to all. What is Citymapper? Citymapper is a phone application which makes travel around your city easier by compressing all you need into one…

Bus Times

The app Bus Times allows you to look at the time a bus is coming to a specific stop. How it works is it looks for specific bus stops around your current location and it allows you to see what times the different busses are coming. E.g. if you are looking for a way you…