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…

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…

Revision aids for A Level students

I have a tutor group of year 13 students and this term we have begun to focus on revision in preparation for their final exams in June.  So far we have looked at what not to do, what worked well for them during their GCSE revision and what tips they would share about what they…

How we use Padlet in Media Studies

I discovered the wonders of Padlet last year.  I was looking for a platform for my Media Studies students to use to post evidence of their research and planning for their A2 coursework. There is a requirement for them to post all their evidence on a ‘blog’ and along with this to use a range…

Using Socrative to test flipped learning

We have been experimenting in Media Studies with flipped learning as a way of attempting to get through masses and masses of topic content that the new A Level specification contains.  There simply isn’t enough time in the academic year for us to even attempt to teach everything that the students need to know and…