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…

Google forms for quizzes

Google forms is an excellent tool for formative assessment and it allows you to quickly respond to student needs. You have instant access to the data from students and a snapshot of how they are understanding. When creating your quiz, you can delay the release of results in case you want time to review them….

Digital Leader for the Centre for Lifelong Learning

  My name is Pierre Epoh Moudio and I am the digital leader for the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Finsbury and am based in room G12. I have been working for the college for 14 years as an ESOL lecturer. My area of specialisation is designing learning resources using technology. I encourage and support…

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…

Online exams for Skills for Employment!

This term, Maths tutors in the Centre for Lifelong Learning have been busy taking part in an online exam pilot for their “Skills for Employment” modules. During April and May, Maths tutors ran exams using the Moodle quiz tool for Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3, Level 1, Level 2 and Foundation GCSE students. During an Entry Level 2…

Video Assessment & Audio Feedback for Sports Science

There are innovative assessment and feedback methods going on in the Centre for Applied Sciences! Mark Ansell, a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, recently trialed video assessment and audio feedback with his students for a unit on Fitness Testing. Planet eStream is our new media server which stores multimedia files securely and integrates with Moodle. Mark…