Duolingo – the “fun” way to learn a language

Description Duolingo is currently a very popular language–learning platform, having over 300 million users around the world. Their mission is to make learning a language free, have fun, and make it accessible. It’s made to feel like a game – which is scientifically proven to be very effective. Benefits of Duolingo Drawbacks of Duolingo Recommendation? I would…

Lingbe

Lingbe has a language exchange system. So it’s basically a give and take app where you are both the teacher and learner. Overall, it’s a fun way to make friends, learn cultures and learn a new language specially English. Although there are many apps like Lingbe that connect with native speakers, but I have selected…

Tasker – Automate your phone

Tasker is an Android app which performs tasks (a set of actions) based on contexts in user made profiles or home shortcuts (widgets). It drastically extends the ability of your phone. It can be used for a lot of things – for example: Launching Spotify when headphones are connected Setup a birthday message to be…

The benefits of playing FIFA

About the game: FIFA is a football game where you control a team and play as them e.g. you can play as Arsenal, Barcelona etc. In FIFA you will do exactly what you will do in real-life football like throwing balls back onto the pitch, corners and everything else you would do in real-life football….

Review of Notion

Notion is a workspace app, used for notes, projects and documents. This application has multiple uses and formats and templates making it very flexible to suit different needs for different users. Here I will talk about the basic tools of Notion and how I use Notion to organize my school work. TemplatesNotion has a vast…

Student Digital Ambassadors Required at City and Islington College!

 Do you: Need experience to improve your employability or help with university applications? Want to enhance your study programme? Like learning about new technologies and social media? Enjoy helping others? We need students to help us improve learning technology, develop digital skills and drive change and innovation! Volunteers should be prepared to commit 1 hour…

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…