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…

Submitting assessments through podcasts

The BTEC Health and Social Care courses include a lot of criteria to be assessed.  Over the last few years the team have changed some of the assessment methods from report writing and are keen to develop this further.  I identified a criterion which would be suitable for submission through podcasts.   Research shows that podcasts…

Thinglink and 360-Degree Images for Teaching Forensic Sciences

Thinglink is an online tool that enables users to annotate images and videos. It can be particularly beneficial for those who take information in best visually and I have found that there are various far-reaching educational benefits offered by the App. At this point, I’d like to share an overview of who I am and…

Exploring Digital Storytelling in Further Education

I recently completed a short online course in Digital Storytelling with JISC as I was keen to explore ways I could use my interest in storytelling to support curriculum design, educational campaigns and engagement on social media or learning platforms. The course consisted of 4 sessions: becoming a storyteller, planning and visualising your story, making…

Using Padlet to support peer review of assignment feedback.

Your students have met the deadline; submitting the report on time.   You have completed the feedback sheet and identified which criteria has been met/ not met and areas for improvement.  You then have the challenge of how to check students are clear what they need to do before resubmitting.  If you talk one to one…

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…

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….

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…

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…