Review of Photomaths

Photomaths is an extremely useful Mathematical app. It is a free app available for both Apple and Android devices.  More advanced versions are available at a price.  However, the free versions seems to be perfectly adequate.  The recommended age for this app is 4 year plus.   Photomaths Photomaths uses the camera on your phone to photograph…

Google Teacher Summit: London

Friday 1st March: Google Teacher summit in Google’s London Head office.  It was my first visit to Google and wow…. what a place.  The Google Teacher Summit brought together educators from around Europe to spend the day sharing ideas and learning about new developments with GSuite and Google Education tools.  The event took place on…

Trialing Google Tour Creator with ESOL students

With support from the Digital Learning team and the Student Digital Ambassadors, I recently trialed Google Tour Creator with a group of Level 1 ESOL students. The topic I chose for the session was “Where I Grew Up” or “My Home Town”, so we began with a revision session on the language used to describe routines…

A new Digital Leader at the Centre for Lifelong Learning

Hi, my name’s Lois Darlington and I’m the new Digital Leader at CLL. I’ve been teaching ESOL at the college for the last 15 years. I am interested in finding out what aspects of digital learning are practical and useful to the teams who teach at CLL. In my experience, access to computer classes and…

Health & Beauty Apps

My name is Rosie and I am studying Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry and I am also a Digital Ambassador in the Centre for Lifelong Learning. I have been researching health and beauty apps which may be of interest to students and teachers of Health and Beauty. Here are three apps I found really interesting….

Danielle’s Update on the new version of Texthelp Read & Write

My name’s Danielle and I am a Level 1 English and Maths student in the Centre for Lifelong Learning. I use Texthelp to support me with my reading and writing. Our IT Department recently installed the new version pf Texthelp (Version 12) so I have been researching what is new to help other students and…

Reflections on a College Mapathon

I recently hosted a Mapathon for a group of volunteers at City and Islington College to help to map areas in rural Tanzania, where girls are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation and need to get to a safe house. Staff Digital Leaders, Student Digital Ambassadors, the Digital Learning Team and a handful of Geography A…

Google Classroom: College pilot

The Media Studies department at City and Islington Sixth Form College is one of the first areas of the College that is taking part in a Google Classroom pilot. Further teachers will be taking part across the College after the Christmas break. We are now a month into it and I wanted to spend a…

Danielle’s Review of Speak Reminder

“Speak Reminder” is an app that is used for reminding you of everyday tasks such as paying bills, going to appointments, returning library books and coursework assignments you need to complete. You can choose a man or a woman who then speaks to you at a set time and tells you what you want to…

Why monday.com is a useful website for project planning

Hi, my name is Aisha and recently I’ve found a website that I think would help plan and organise any projects. Originally I was going to talk about one of the several apps I frequently use called Amino which is a place that has a network of communities that let you explore, discover and obsess…

Keyan’s Review of Discord

Hello, my name is Keyan, and I’m a student at the 6th Form College, and I personally use Discord a very large amount. Although I mostly use it for communicating with friends for gaming or being involved with communities, I believe it could have practical uses within the College, beginning with using it instead of…

Digital learning – some new apps to try this autumn

Over the summer, I researched some new learning technologies for City and Islington College, the pros and cons and the accessibility of each. You can read my findings below. Flipgrid  Flipgrid is an online tool that uses video conferencing to improve student engagement and formative assessment. It allows students and educators to interact with each…