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…

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…

Don’t forget Free

I am Danielle, a student in the Centre for Lifelong Learning at City and Islington College. This is my third year and I am currently studying Level 1 English. Below is my review of an app I recently tried. What is the app?  The app I am going to review is called “Don’t forget Free”….

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…

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…

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…

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…