SketchUp: The 3D Modelling Program

What is SketchUp? SketchUp is a 3D modelling application used for projects on architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and video game design. Here, I will talk about the main features of SketchUp as well as demonstrating a small tutorial of drawing simple objects.  Main features  Different versions SketchUp has different versions for certain groups of…

A grammar app for ESOL

1 What is it? It is a mobile phone app called CorrectMe English Grammar help 2 How do you access it? you can download it for free. There is a free basic version you can use but also a premium version which you pay for. 3 What don’t you like about it? It works only…

My review of Quizlet

What it is: Quizlet is a learning/revision app which can aid and also individually teach students. It allows teachers to create quizzes and flashcard sets and share them with their students, like on Google Classroom. Students can also create their own digital revision notes/flashcard sets. The app will automatically create quizzes and match questions. This…

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…

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…

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…