Maker club visit

On Tuesday 14th November, I went to the maker club robotics workshop at the Sixth Form College with the other student digital ambassadors and staff digital leaders. First of all, we talked about the kinds of jobs people had 100 years ago then we discussed what jobs might be like in 100 years time. We…

eLearning Round Table

Hello. My name is Hilary Woods and I am the Staff Digital Leader for Inclusion at City and Islington College. I also support staff with the use of emerging technologies for teaching, learning and assessment in the Centre for Business, Arts and Technology. I recently attended a Round Table which was hosted by Julian Bream.Ā …

Can a Student Digital Ambassador help?

The Student Digital Ambassador Programme was set up to promote digital literacy and innovation at the College. Students work in partnership with the eLearning team, teaching and support staff as well as external organisations on projects, training and events. Ā This year the programme has been extended and we have recruited students from all 5 Centres….

Student Digital Ambassadors Required at City and Islington College!

Do you: Need work experience to improve your employability? Want to enhance your study programme? Like learning about new technologies and social media? Enjoy helping others? We need students to help us improve their experience with learning technology, develop digital literacies and drive change and innovation at City and Islington College! Volunteers should be prepared…

The Women Using Tech to Empower Others

Last week as part of International Women’s Day #IWD, Zaynab (one of ourĀ student digital ambassadors) and I attended a meet-up organised by Geek Girls UK and Tech for Good at Skills Matter, Code Node in Moorgate. It was really inspiringĀ for us to hear from a whole variety of women who work in tech for good…

Virtual Reality: A Student Perspective

Virtual reality is currently in development and is an upcoming trend. However, for now, VR is still in its prime and isnā€™t as advanced as expectations. I recently attended the BETT Show,Ā an educational technology event, which manufacturers and programmers attend with the aim of promoting their services and products to potential clients. One exhibit I…

Bett Show and ‘School of Code’

The Bett show is a education technology event where a variety of technology companies come to promote their businesses and services. As a student, many of the stalls did not interest or apply to me as their main goal had been to promote their business to potential buyers. However, there were many interactive stalls where…

Digital Ambassador Recommends: Run 3

This game is web-based and it’s accessed on a computer. There are rounds and if you fall in the black holes, you’ll have to restart the round until you complete it. However, if you finish all the rounds then you have won the game. You have to use the left arrow, right arrow, up arrow…

Digital Ambassador Recommends: Hooked – Chat stories

If you like reading stories, especially stories about unknown mystery and horror then ‘Hooked’ is the right app for you. It lets you read all of the amazing stories for free, whichĀ are gripping, that will keep you reading for hours. Or, write your own story and get lots of fans! We all love stories, but…

CANDI Student Digital Ambassador Team

If you are a teacher who would like to take advantage of an excellent, free service, our Student Digital Ambassadors can: Give feedback and make suggestions on digital learning Improve teachersā€™ and studentsā€™ digital skills Promote technology for independent study and enrichment Test and review educational apps Run student focus groups Create learning resources Design…

Digital Ambassador Recommends: Self-Control!

Self-Control is a free application and allows you to block certain websites for a set amountĀ of time. ThisĀ enables you to concentrate fully on your studies and avoid sporadically checking social networks.Once you put these blocks in place, it’s impossible for you to access them until the time you’ve previously specified runs out.Until that timer expires,…