Reflections on a College Mapathon

I recently hosted a Mapathon for a group of volunteers at City and Islington College to help to map areas in rural Tanzania, where girls are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation and need to get to a safe house. Staff Digital Leaders, Student Digital Ambassadors, the Digital Learning Team and a handful of Geography A…

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…

Our First Ideas Hackathon – Reflections From a Student

At the end of the summer term, City and Islington College ran its first ever Ideas Hackathon with 4 guest speakers: Ruth Hooper, a Marketing Consultant (formerly with Nike), Vincent Giampietro, a Neuroscientist from Kings College London and Helen Poole and Leonia Goromba, both from the Ideas Foundation. Participants included Student Digital Ambassadors, the Interim…

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…

Digital Ambassador Recommends: Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

I recently downloaded the Cambridge dictionary app for learning English. I am an ESOL student and have been using the advanced learner’s app at least  three times a day to help me learn vocabulary and grammar. It also helped me with my pronounciation. THINGS I LIKE: I like the example sentences because it gives me deeper understanding. Quick…

Digital Ambassador Recommends: Codecademy

Codecademy is a great website for those interested in coding and learning new programming languages. Once you select a programming language that you would like to learn, it teaches you step by step and also explains the programming terminology used as you go along. Just sign up and you can access all the short programming courses…

Digital Ambassador Recommends: Learn languages for free- Mondly

Mondly is a free app that allows you to learn any languages including Spanish, English, French, Russian, Norwegian and more!  Use this application to achieve all language skills! Pros The website has a lot of languages (29) you can learn, that are not available on most language apps yet. It includes Finnish, Croatian, Hindi, Greek,…

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.  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…