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…

Quick way to flip learning then assess it!

Step 1: Pick a topic “Definitions of pain” in this instance.  Design a “Blendspace” or use one already designed.  (The information included should present the main points in a variety of ways e.g word document, You tube clip, newspaper article, PowerPoint to provide a choice for students about how they explore the information and the…

Using Padlet in teaching

I have been using Padlet with students and successfully used it in class recently.  Firstly, I set a home work task via Moodle. Students were asked to re-read notes relevant to the task, view a You Tube clip of a case study of a service user and then follow a link to a Padlet page…

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…

Julie’s tips on using technology for teaching, learning and assessment

I’ve picked up these ideas/ tips through research, attending conferences and trying myself. Organisations should focus on people not technology: when buying kit spend money on planning and training as well “make it work, make it count “.  Always think of pedagogy  SHOW people how technology can be used in class CPD on using technology should…

Something new for Open Evenings

Potential Health and Social Care students were invited to complete a kahoots quiz on Health and Social Care job roles.   It worked well, breaking the ice and giving us an idea about how much applicants knew about this area of work.

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. …