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…

Danielle’s Review of Proofreading & Reading Apps

Hello. My name is Danielle and I am a student in the Centre for Lifelong Learning and also volunteer as a Digital Ambassador. This year I passed Entry Level 3 in English so in September, I will be starting Level 1 so I decided to research a couple of proofreading and reading apps to help…

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…

Danielle’s introduction to mind-mapping with MatchWare MindView

My name is Danielle Isaacs and I am a student at City and Islington College studying Entry Level 3 English and am also a Digital Ambassador. I am going to tell you about a technology that I use for planning my writing. MatchWare is a mind-mapping tool for students and staff. I use it because…

Questionnaire design and analysis using Google forms

I have been teaching research methods for many years.  The students have to complete a research project and report the findings.   Quantitative data is gathered though a questionnaire.  In past years students have spent hours setting  out questionnaires on word documents and then collating and analysing the data by hand. I discovered Google forms and…

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…

Diversity and Ability website review

Hi I’m Hilary, the Digital Leader for Inclusion at City and Islington College. I wanted to share a great resource with you: the resources page on the DnA (Diversity and Ability) website. I first heard about it from a colleague who frequently uses it to locate relevant resources in order to provide tailored support for her…

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…